Periel Aschenbrand is a writer, comic and producer.


She is the author of two critically acclaimed comedic memoirs, The Only Bush I Trust is My Own (Penguin, US & Random House, UK) and On My Knees (Harper Collins, US & Penguin, Australia).


Her first book was optioned for a pilot by the Oxygen Network which she wrote and starred in.


Her work has been featured in countless publications including The New York Times, V Magazine,, Refinery29, Paper magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Interview Magazine, Huffington Post, Interview MAGAZINE, The Observer and numerous others.


She is a regular contributor to Tablet Magazine and She has interviewed everyone from Swizz beatz to Natasha Lyonne. 



She co-hosts a monthly comedy show called JUST THE TIP at gold bar in NYC and has performed stand up at The Village Underground, Caroline‚Äôs and Stand Up NY. 


She produces LIVE FROM THE TABLE, the Sirius Radio show and podcast for The Comedy Cellar. 


She is currently developing a web series. 












"Meet the lady gaga of literature!

on my knees is sexy, funny, titillating, and badass."

 Toure, Author & co-host of the cycle on msnbc



"Bold, sassy, and totally fucking cool.

If truth in comedy is my mantra,

then the goddess I pray to is Periel Aschenbrand."

Lesley Arfin, Author of Dear Diary & senior writer for hbo series girls



"funny funny funny."

JAMES FREY, New York times bestselling author



"Uproarious...fearlessly fun...evokes the same playful crudeness found in the writing of chelsea Handler or Sarah silverman."