Kicking Off Kotaku Presents: Lisa Foiles

Hey guys! Lisa Foiles here, kicking off my month-long season of content on Kotaku with a comedy sketch starring SMBC Theater’s Jon Brence. In this true-to-life documentary, you’ll witness many of my ideas getting hastily shot down by Jon before he realises they’re actually brilliant. Reminds me of the time I crept up behind Tom Clancy while he was writing Rainbow Five and said, “No, no. Make it Six.”

I will be posting fun content once a week over the next three weeks. My posts will range from articles and videos to guest columns and reviews about things like earrings made out of computer parts. I’m really looking forward to sharing my wide variety of opinions on video game culture with you and posting funny pictures of cats, probably. You’ll get plenty of the humour columns you’re expecting from me, as well as some deep, contemplative articles that I stayed up way too late writing.

In case you’re the new kid here, come eat your Sloppy Joe at my cafeteria table for a few minutes while I tell you a bit about myself. And get that spitwad out of your hair. You look ridiculous.

I first appeared on Kotaku back in 2009, when Brian Crecente graciously posted a picture of my Harley Quinn Halloween costume. Needless to say, it was the greatest day of my life. I was an avid Kotaku reader, so it was truly an honour, plus it made all my friends pretty jealous. After getting to know the brilliant minds behind the site a bit more (that’s you, Totilo!), I soon began writing monthly columns. This opportunity has not only introduced me to an awesome, attentive group of readers (that’s you, person at home!), but has stretched me as a writer and a gamer.

Most of the pieces I write for Kotaku are humour articles, because I seem to struggle with taking anything seriously. In fact, when I first told my mum I wanted to be an actor at 10 years old, she enrolled me in serious, strict, dramatic acting lessons, where I was taught how to fake cry and pretend to be an abused child from CSI or something like that. I don’t really remember because I never booked a dramatic acting role. I only booked comedic roles. This eventually led to All That, which was four years of incredible TV experience — and my mum still didn’t stop complaining about the money she wasted on those lessons.

These days, I do both — I act and I game. I’ve combined them in seductive harmony! In addition to the writing and videos I do for Kotaku, I’ve been working hard with The Game Station, not only hosting, but partaking in some really creative narrative programming. (In fact, I just got done with a four-day shoot in Malibu for a huge project and I totally puked my guts out on set in front of everyone — I’ll tell you that story after the show debuts.)

And in scandalous news, I’ve recently been spotted canoodling with a certain game studio somewhere in the southern states. A member of the paparazzi was almost able to snap a photo before Alec Baldwin punched him. Check back with me in a few weeks for an update on that! I’m a tease, I know.

So there you have it — a short bio with a few updates! Be sure to tweet with me each week (@LisaFoiles) as I combat the growing opinion that video games are super serious. Let’s have some fun, gamers!

(P.S. To purchase one of the super-cool custom necklaces that Jon wears in our video, check out his site, Specifically in the store where goods and services are sold for reasonable prices.)

Kotaku Presents‘ debut season features Lisa Foiles, who is best known as the former star of Nickelodeon’s award-winning comedy show, All That. She currently works as an actress/web host in Hollywood and is continuing to dabble in video game voiceovers. For more info, visit Lisa’s official website She’s also on Twitter.

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