Byron Lane is a writer, comedian, and actor.
He's currently starring in a play he wrote called TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST, a comedy hit with sold out runs in New York, Los Angeles, and Edinburgh. Broadway World raves, "Byron Lane has written a brilliant tour de force."
Lane also wrote, produced, directed, and stars in Last Will and Testicle, an award-winning web series about his testicular cancer which has screened around the world and has been called "fearless" by Cosmopolitan Magazine, "10 Indie Comedy Web TV Shows of 2016" on BuzzFeed, and "Pilots to Put on Your Radar" by NBC Out.
Lane wrote, produced, and stars in the feature film comedy Herpes Boy alongside Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer and won several festival awards including Best Comedy at Comic Con and an Audience Award from Austin Film Festival.
His pitch for the series Gay Divorce was a finalist in Project Greenlight's See Yourself contest. He's a former personal assistant to Carrie Fisher. Before acting and writing for TV and film, he was an on-air TV news reporter in Las Vegas and won a regional Emmy award as a news writer for CBS2/KCAL9 in Los Angeles. He worked on IdeaJam with Ashton Kutcher, was a judge for The Comedy Awards for MTV, and was a guest speaker on the "Write What You Know: Comedy" master class for the Austin Film Festival. He studied acting, improv, and writing with The Groundlings, Margie Haber Studios, Judy Kerr, Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts, and Loyola University New Orleans.
Lane is originally from New Orleans and lives in Los Angeles with his boyfriend and their rescue dog "Tildaswinton."