MEET THE LADIES OF LADY BITS
Lady Bits is a sketch comedy group composed of women from different cultures, ages, and backgrounds, who came together in the summer of 2021.
We are single, married, mothers, dog mothers, cat mothers, stepmoms, blondes, brunettes, millennials, Gen Xers, Black, Latina, white, and above all, Dolly Parton admirers. We’re a team of improvisers, writers, and actors who are all committed to making comedy that entertains and provokes.
And we’re more than the sum of our (lady) parts. Our sketches aim to hold a magnifying glass to the commonalities of being a woman in America, while also highlighting how each of our differences are also our strengths.
Mahogany studied theater and minored in dance while attending Prairie View A&M University, so she has killer dance moves, and is a double threat. She won a number of stand up comedy competitions while living in Vietnam. She also did improv at The Groundlings. She has studied comedy writing with Brent Forester and sketch writing with Guy Stevenson.
Mayra Celaya is a Meisner trained actress and writer originally from Tucson, AZ. She has studied and performed improv comedy at both UCB and Playhouse West in Los Angeles, CA. Celaya has continued to team up to write and act in sketch comedies with various comedian groups in LA. She also wrote, produced, and starred in her romantic comedy, Underdog. Celaya is currently acting and writing with Lady Bits Sketch Comedy group and chases her two wildly active young sons on her “free time.”
Lauren Meling is a writer and improviser based in Washington, DC. She applied multiple times to work in the Selina Meyer administration but was rejected for being “too competent” and it “would make everyone else look bad.” So instead, she has studied improv and sketch with Dojo Comedy DC and comedy writing with Brent Forester. In addition to writing with the Lady Bits, she also contributes to The Cherry Swamp, a local satire site.
Alexis Turrentine is a SAG-AFTRA actress and a writer who specializes in sketch comedy and sitcom. She has written sketches for the Sunday Sketch Team at iO West and was a member of Millard Fillmore, an iO West House Sketch Team, right before the venue went belly up. Coincidence? Sure. Alexis has written several specs and one original sitcom pilot (if anyone wants to buy it). Attributable to her only-child, Navy brat upbringing and extensive travels, Alexis has a unique & multifaceted perspective of humanity: it’s um, funny?”