Recently named 2008’s Funniest Comedian in Chicago by Readers Digest, Julianna Forlano has performed in venues across the US including nightclubs, theaters, comedy clubs, & festivals as well as corporate and private functions. In Chicago alone she has performed at the Improv, Comedy Zone, Zanies, Comedy Comedy and more. Smart, off-beat and versatile, she is also a talented improv comic, having spent 2 years performing in the New York- based Charred Goosebeak improv group and 2 more years as an ensemble member of Denver’s Comedy Jocks. She is now affiliated with Chicago’s Second City Conservatory. Julianna’s quirky humor can be found on the racks in the greeting card aisle, as she is a contributing writer for American Greetings’ humor lines. Her more political and topical humor can be seen in the show Big News, a live, weekly, satire in the tradition of Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show, performed at IO Chicago.