Bri is a Portland-born comedian and writer, currently based in Los Angeles. She was recently featured on Comedy Central's Roast Battle and Fox's Laughs. In the last 5 years, Bri has appeared on numerous podcasts and radio shows including Doug Benson's Doug Loves Movies, Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast and NPR's Think Out Loud.
She has been a regular writer and performer on NPR's LiveWire! and also performs at various comedy festivals, such as Bridgetown, Riot LA, SF Sketchfest, Bumbershoot and more. Splitsider.com called Bri a "comedian to watch."
In 2016, Bri wrote and mounted her first solo show, Stellar, which received high praise. One reviewer described it as "...body postive, pro self-love and pro female sexuality. Stellar is both overtly feminist and feel good." Bri continues to share stories and jokes on stage in an effort to liberate audiences from body shame and self-hate.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMtHood, where x=independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMtHood event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit TED.com to learn more.