Lane Moore

How To Be Alone…and still laugh.

photo by Amber Marlow

Lane Moore is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and musician living in New York City. Her monthly comedy show Tinder LIVE! was named on The New York Times’ Critic’s Picks, and CBS called it one of thefive best comedy shows in NYCBUST Magazine named her band It Was Romance the Best Band of 2015 and Billboard named it one of “16 female-fronted brands you should know”. In 2017, she created the popular blog Hotties of MTV’s “Next,” which was quickly praised by The AV Club, Distractify, and Cosmopolitan who called Moore a “genius” and the page “perfect.” Moore was also featured on an episode of Comedy Central’s @midnight with her segment, which Chris Hardwick called “amazing.”

She was praised by The New York Times for her appearance on season five of HBO’s Girls, and Vogue called her a “jack of all trades.” She is also a recurring panelist on the brand new Rooster Teeth TV show What Do You Know?. In 2017, she had an appearance on @midnight with a segment based on her popular Instagram account, Hotties of MTV’s Next, and an appearance on MTV’s TRL.

She is a prolific writer for The Onion, The New Yorker Shouts and Murmurs, McSweeney’s, GQ, Glamour, Someecards, Playboy, and MTV.  She is also a former sex and relationships editor at, as well as a regular commentator on VH1 and MTV talking head shows. She is the producer and host of the podcast Are You Afraid Of The Snark? and the creator, producer, writer, director, and star of the hit comedy web series Gold Stars. Lane also co-created a comic book based on her experiences in Los Angeles called Smarty Pants Lydia, which can be found online at Comixology.

Check out Lane’s How to be Alone Spotify playlist HERE, featuring songs from her book, songs that inspired the book, as well as her songs where she talks about backstories, chapter openers, and more! 

Popular Virtual Topic

How to Quarantine Alone, Together

As COVID-19 forces a nation to isolate and distance themselves from people, Moore’s expertise on learning to become your own ally during life’s most challenging moments has become vital. Moore, the author of the #1 Bestseller How To Be Alone: If You Want To and Even If You Don’t, and the former Sex and Relationships editor for Cosmopolitan, is an expert on finding humor and healing during times of great loneliness and despair.

This new online presentation explores:

  • How to feel less alone during quarantine. 
  • Coping with the fear of not doing enough, or being enough, during quarantine.
  • How the pandemic can actually bring us closer together, instead of farther apart.
  • Using this time as a way to heal your connections with others, and most importantly, yourself. 

In a time when everyone feels more alone than ever, Moore reminds us all that there is hope, love is still possible, and we are not alone. 

Popular Live Topics

How To Be Alone: If You Want To and Even if You Don’t

Equally heartbreaking and inspiring, Lane offers hard-won advice for anyone healing from a painful past. In this bitingly honest lecture, she teaches self care and resiliency while never losing faith in the power of unconditional love.

Alone Together

Lane Moore is the former Sex and Relationships editor for Cosmopolitan magazine. She is also the author of the New York Times #1 Best Seller “How To Be Alone: If You Want To and Even If You Don’t”. In 2019, she will be hitting the road with a brand new interactive lecture..

Friendships: We’re all supposed to have a perfect group of 5 best friends who we see all the time and who love us. Everyone else on Instagram claims to have that, but uh…what if YOU don’t have that? Does anyone really?

Relationships: We grow up being told relationships will be easy and often. We have access to thousands of potential partners on our phones and an inbox full of DMs. But who cares if most of us are still pretty sure we’re gonna die alone?

Family: Your parents are supposed to be everything. They’re supposed to love you more than anyone and support you. They are supposed to live to an old age and still be married. And if that’s not your experience, you’re not supposed to talk about it.

Can you find loving relationships if your childhood wasn’t as happy as everyone else? How do you protect your mental health while looking for real human connections?

Tinder Live! with Lane Moore

This is the only comedy show exploring the crazy world of Tinder, the hot new dating app that hooks up local singles based solely on physical attractiveness. The critically acclaimed show is an anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous tips, tricks, and real-time swiping and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls and texting with Tinder matches)! If you’ve ever been on an online dating site, you need to see this show. Ellen DeGeneres has called Lane’s creation “clearly brilliant” and the CBS has proclaimed it “one of the 5 best comedy shows in NYC”.