Meet The Team Monday: Jackie Koppell5:15 AM
Jackie Koppell is a conversation creator at VProud. She hails from the Bronx, New York and is a graduate of Cornell University. Her satirical right wing political character, Susie Sampson, has garnered over 1.5 MILLION VIEWS and resulted in her being voted one of the Top 5 Most Crushworthy Female Political Comedians alongside Sarah Silverman, Samantha Bee, Janeane Garofalo, and Natasha Leggero. Jackie created the popular YouTube channel, NewsyNews, in part to give Susie-a mix of Colbert meets Borat--an outlet for her ultra-conservative reporting. Jackie Koppell has studied extensively with Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City and performs regularly in LA with her popular improv team "Moonraker."
Fun fact: Jackie Koppell was a competitive figure skater, something that has reaped ... zero benefits in her life, except for the knowledge that she'll never win Olympic gold. (Well, there's always curling.) Making up for that in a small way is her upbringing as the daughter of a politician who served as NYS Assemblyman and Attorney General. Because nothing says success like nepotism, Jackie ended up managing his successful campaign for NYC Council. Their relationship is just like Sarah Palin and Bristol, except there's no baby and more brain cells. Hopes of a Koppell Family political dynasty were dashed however when she decided that comedy would be her path of choice.
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