on days when adele doesn't make me quite as depressed as i'd like to be, that is when i'm grateful for coldplay.
— Lauren Pomerantz
Lauren Pomerantz is an American comedy writer who has worked on several TV shows including the MTV Video Music Awards and Saturday Night Live on NBC. She is perhaps best known for her work on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where she worked as both writer and producer of the show and was featured on air in a few memorable segments. She worked on the talk show from 2007 to 2010 and during that time also worked on Community in Season One and wrote the episodes "Home Economics" and "Interpretive Dance". She did not return for the following seasons and has since moved on to other projects.
On the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lauren made an onscreen appearance which caught the eye of a male viewer; he subsequently wrote a letter to the show and asked if she was single. It was later revealed that the viewer was still in a relationship at the time he wrote the letter. Ellen decided to take advantage of this situation and turned it into a running gag on the show. Lauren and the couple were brought in for a few segments to deal with the "love triangle".