By a Thread is the debut album of Los Angeles-based comedian Emily Maya Mills. A long-time straddler of sketch and stand-up, she's been featured at SXSW, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest, and at Sundance, as well as on "Key & Peele," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Orange is the New Black," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," The Birthday Boys," "The UCB Show," and even in a tear-drenched turn on "Harry's Law" opposite Kathy Bates (for which she did not win an Emmy®). Emily's UCBTLA solo show, "God Hates Figs," earned her a review from the LA Weekly entitled, "Could Emily Maya Mills Be The Next Carol Burnett?" The answer is no, and the question is blasphemous, though flattering enough to fuel delusions of grandeur for years to come. Emily was born and raised in San Francisco and has a PhD in parallel parking.