Annie Lederman

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Annie Lederman
Anne Frances Lederman

(1983-07-20) July 20, 1983 (age 38)
EducationCollege of Santa Fe (BA)
Years active2009–present

Anne Frances Lederman (/ˈlɛdərmən/; born July 20, 1983) is an American comedian and podcast host. She has appeared on the MTV series Girl Code, the E! shows We Have Issues and Chelsea Lately, and @midnight.[1][2] She is also known as the voice of Cheryl Fawkes in Grand Theft Auto V. Lederman's comedy has referred to her troubled past, including problems with alcoholism.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Lederman was born in Philadelphia shortly after midnight on July 20, 1983.[a][4] Her fraternal twin brother was born minutes before her, on July 19.[5] She is of English, German and Jewish ancestry.[6] Lederman's father worked as a treasurer at the University of Pennsylvania, while her mother did social service work.[7] Lederman was raised a Quaker and attended a Quaker school for her early education.[8]

During her teenage years, Lederman trained to be a Junior Olympic swimmer, but gave up the sport after sustaining a foot injury in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.[9] She subsequently studied at an alternative high school for juvenile delinquents, and was sexually assaulted by a male teacher from the school.[10] The incident led to a trial in which Lederman and another female student testified against him.[10] She subsequently became involved with numerous troubled peers who dealt drugs and participated in other criminal activities.[2] After graduating from high school at seventeen, Lederman spent the following year performing service work, first doing dolphin training in Hawaii before working in Central America for a nonprofit organization helping underprivileged children.[11] She subsequently returned to the United States and worked as a camp counselor for Easterseals, as well as working at organizations helping children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida.[12]

After spending a year doing service work, Lederman enrolled at The College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico,[2][13] where she intermittently took classes for eight years, majoring in art and counseling.[14] While attending college, Lederman developed a drinking problem, and suffered numerous blackout incidents, one of which included her crashing on a motor scooter and suffering serious injuries.[15] "I wasn't getting wasted to have fun and be drunk," she recalled. "I wanted a fucking break. I hated myself. I just didn't want to be near myself."[16] The college went out of business and closed two weeks after her graduation.


In 2009, Lederman relocated to New York City to pursue a career in comedy, and became sober.[17] Lederman created the YouTube channel Sausage Party Presents with video artist Abbey Luck in 2011.[18] Between 2012 and 2014, she was a regular panelist on the E! series Chelsea Lately.[2]

In 2013, Lederman provided the voice of Cheryl in the Rockstar video game Grand Theft Auto V.[19] In 2015, she appeared on the short-lived comedy series We Have Issues.[20]

In 2018, her comedy routine about dental floss has been widely repeated over the internet.[1][21] The same year, she had a minor role in The Long Dumb Road.[22] She enjoys making jokes on social media as well as stand-up, and believes it is easier to make one person laugh at a single joke than sustain a whole audience for an extended period.[2]

Lederman started a podcast, Meanspiration, in 2019.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship Drunk Girl 2
2015 Knight Birds Police Officer Short film; voice role
2018 The Long Dumb Road Monica
2018 Tasteless Herself Documentary
2020 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Contributing writer Comedy film


Year Title Role Notes
2012–2014 Chelsea Lately Herself 15 episodes
2013 Money From Strangers Herself 3 episodes
2013 Adam DeVine's House Party Herself Episode: "Front Yard Comedy"
2014–2017 @midnight Herself 5 episodes
2014 Stand Up & Deliver! Herself Episode: "Annie Lederman"
2015 We Have Issues Herself 4 episodes
2016 Guy Code vs. Girl Code Herself 10 episodes
2016 This Is Not Happening[24] Herself Episode:”Camp Crush”
2019 Those Who Can't Tampa Episode: "A Smooth Holiday Coincidence"
2020 The Comedy Store [25] Herself Episode: “Joe Rogan Returns"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Cheryl Fawkes Video game; voice role


  1. ^ Lederman explains on WTF with Marc Maron that she and her fraternal twin brother were born July 19 and July 20, respectively; she was born shortly after midnight on July 20.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Who Is Annie Lederman? The 'We Have Issues' Host Is an Accomplished Comedian Ready For Her Breakout Hit". Bustle. September 18, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Annie Lederman's troubled past has helped her forge a great stand-up career". Irish Examiner. July 26, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Lederman, Annie (November 22, 2018). "Episode 970". WTF with Marc Maron (Interview). Interviewed by Marc Maron. Event occurs at 34:47.
  4. ^ Lederman, Annie [@annielederman] (July 20, 2018). "Come see me @TheComedyStore tonight. It's my birthday so bring me weed and Funyuns and DMT!!!!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on February 17, 2019 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 35:00.
  6. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 28:05.
  7. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 26:00.
  8. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 29:30.
  9. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 61:00.
  10. ^ a b Maron & Lederman 2018, 51:00–55:00.
  11. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 1:04:29.
  12. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 55:00–57:00.
  13. ^ Mexican, Andrew Oxford The New. "Santa Fe University of Art and Design to close in 2018". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  14. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 1:05:00–1:08:30.
  15. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 1:10:00–1:14:00.
  16. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 1:10:45.
  17. ^ Maron & Lederman 2018, 1:15:00–1:16:55.
  18. ^ "Sausage Party Presents 'A Christmas Story' (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. December 23, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  19. ^ "GTA with Dan Soder, Annie Lederman, Yamaneika Saunders". Rockstar Games. January 12, 2017. Archived from the original on March 16, 2019. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  20. ^ Duncan, Gabi (September 16, 2015). "We Have Issues' Julian McCullough and Annie Lederman Talk Taylor Swift's Butt, Ben Foster and More!". E!. Archived from the original on September 2, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  21. ^ Zaino, Nick A. III (January 9, 2018). "Laugh Lines – Annie Lederman". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018.
  22. ^ Galuppo, Mia (April 12, 2017). "Jason Mantzoukas, Tony Revolori to Star in Indie Road Trip Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 16, 2019. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  23. ^ "Meanspiration with Annie Lederman". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  24. ^ "Camp Crush - Uncensored - This Is Not Happening (Video Clip)". Comedy Central. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  25. ^ "The Comedy Store - Season 1 Episode 4, Joe Rogan Returns | SHOWTIME". Retrieved December 18, 2020.


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