Lucia Aniello is a Los Angeles based director, writer and producer best known for her work on the Comedy Central hit series Broad City and for creating the HBO Max hit series Hacks. In 2021, Lucia won the Primetime Emmy for both Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Hacks. In addition, Jean Smart won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in both 2021 and 2022 for her work on the series.
A Columbia grad and UCB alum, Lucia’s sharp wit and clever comedic sensibility first gained attention in her early sketch work through her website and production company Paulilu Productions and their well-regarded 2012 project Paulilu Mixtape. She co-wrote and directed the first commercial for Dollar Shave Club, a spot that launched the brand into public consciousness overnight and introduced Lucia to the advertising world.
She also created, wrote, produced, and directed the Comedy Central miniseries Time Traveling Bong and reached a career milestone in 2017 by co-writing and directing the hit comedy Rough Night starring Scarlett Johansson, becoming the first woman to direct an R-rated comedy in nearly 20 years.