Rachel Van Nes is a comedy writer, artist, and performer. She was raised on an almond farm in Modesto, CA, and after a 6-year-long stint in Portland, she laid down her roots in Los Angeles.

Rachel writes for Wisecrack and Pencilmation, the third most viewed Youtube Channel of 2019. Her writing has also been featured in Reductress, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and The New Yorker. She recently had a pilot optioned by Paradoxical Productions and has another in development with Cinetic Media.

Rachel studied improv, sketch and satire at UCB and Second City and has spent the past 4 years writing and performing at UCB LA. She participated in the 2020 season of the inc program, an intensive pilot incubation workshop, and performed at UCB LA (RIP) with her much beloved Harold Team, Bitchin’.


In her free time, Rachel aspires to be a soup witch.