Janae Burris is a comedian, writer and actor as well as a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, School of Theater. While in Los Angeles, where she is originally from, Janae performed in dozens of plays and was a member of the critically acclaimed City Garage Theater, as well as a regular performer at Theater 150 in Ojai California. She has performed improv and standup comedy for almost a decade, and now calls the densely talented comedy community of Denver, Colorado her home base. In 2015, Janae was able to grab the runner-up spot in the Comedy Works New Faces Contest (losing to a new comer by two stinking points, but she’s not bitter).
2016 marks Janae’s first year at Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and her second year at Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival. Her recent promotion to "Regular" at Comedy Works has given her the opportunity to open for some of the nation's funniest comedians including Leslie Jones, Jay Pharaoh and Josh Blue. Janae can be seen weekly performing at both Comedy Works Denver locations and throughout the front range.