Elise (Roedenbeck) Valderrama is a Peruvian-American comedian, writer, producer, editor, and animator. 

Most recently, Valderrama created and worked as showrunner on a political gameshow pilot for Fusion Network, called Dumocracy– hosted by comedian Cyrus McQueen and cohosted by Valderrama.

Presently, Valderrama works at Fusion Network (press release via ABC), where she oversees creation of several tv and web segments, including Cluttered Mind and Abbreviated HistoryPreviously, she was the New York bureau chief for Pocho.com where she created the quirky political satire web series MiJA Weekly.

Dumocracy! With Cyrus McQueen & Elise Valderrama

Born in Lima, Peru to Peruvian parents and Peruvian grandparents, Valderrama moved to the swamplands of Florida as a young child. After earning her BFA in animation she moved to NYC where she began her career as a stand-up comedian.

She enjoys animal attacks, the works of Camus, and long walks on the beach (preferably without the sun in her eyes).


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