Laura Kightlinger

Laura Kightlinger

Laura Kightlinger is a writer, stand-up comic, and actor. She created and starred in her own critically acclaimed TV show, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. She currently plays narcissist mom, Deb Taylor, on the hit Hulu series, PEN15. She has played popular reocurring character Nurse Sheila on Will & Grace and has been a consulting producer on the show since its inception. Laura has voiced several characters in Lego Batman, Ninjago, and is currently “Dr. Scott” in Dr. Katz: The Audio Files. At the recent JFL Comedy Festival, Kightlinger was heralded in the Montreal Gazette as “a femme fatale deadpan who took risks leading the audience into hilariously dark, unexpected territory.” Over the years, she’s had several half-hour standup specials on Comedy Cental and HBO, and is presently preparing for an hour-long special. She was a series regular on HBO’s, Lucky Louie and Amazon’s, Take My Wife. Her book, Quick Shots of False Hope, described by the New York Times Book Review as a “memorable, disturbing, and darkly comic debut.,” is being adapted for televsion. 60 Spins Around the Sun, the documentary Kightlinger directed, chronicling activist, Randy Credico’s fight to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws, won ‘Best Documentary’ in the Boston, Empire State, Black Maria and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. Laura won ‘Best Director’ for her first short film, Dependable People, at the Black Maria Film Festival. Other shorts she’s written and directed include: Cat Demon: Re-Exhumed, American Heroine, Roy Fabcock: Legendary Lover, Exposition 7, Laura Gets Adopted, the three-episode short series, Cat Guys, and the stop-motion thriller, The Scrap County Murders.

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  • Wednesday June 1st 07:00PM
  • Laura Kightlinger Headlines
  • Fresh off a near-fatal brain aneurism, Laura will be capitalizing on her misfortune with slightly worn and new with-tags material in prep for an hour special -- like every other jackass. She will be joined by her brilliant friends: Lizzy Cooperman, Fielding Edlow, James Fritz, and Allen Strickland-Williams. Laura Kightlinger is a writer and stand-up comic. At the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival, the Montreal Gazette described her as “a femme fatale deadpan who took risks leading the audience into hilariously dark, unexpected territory.” In addition to standup specials and appearances on late-night TV shows, Laura has been featured on: Curb Your Enthusiasm, PEN15, The Goldbergs, Will & Grace (on which she’s written since its inception), as well as creating and starring in the critically acclaimed, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, streaming on Amazon. Over the years, her book, Quick Shots of False Hope, described in the NYTimes Book Review as “memorable and darkly comic,” has been adapted for TV and film. Kightlinger’s documentary, 60 Spins Around the Sun,  chronicling activist Randy Credico’s fight to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws, won Best Documentary in the Boston, Empire State, and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. Laura won Best Director for her first short film, Dependable People, at the Black Maria Film Festival. Other shorts she’s written and directed include: Cat Demon: Re-Exhumed, American Heroine, Roy Fabcock: Legendary Lover, Exposition 7, Laura Gets Adopted, Cat Guys, and the stop-motion thriller, The Scrap County Murders. 
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  • Thursday June 9th 07:00PM
  • Laura Kightlinger Headlines
  • Fresh off a near-fatal brain aneurism, Laura will be capitalizing on her misfortune with slightly worn and new with-tags material in prep for an hour special -- like every other jackass. She will be joined by her brilliant friends: Lizzy Cooperman, Fielding Edlow, James Fritz, and Allen Strickland-Williams. Laura Kightlinger is a writer and stand-up comic. At the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival, the Montreal Gazette described her as “a femme fatale deadpan who took risks leading the audience into hilariously dark, unexpected territory.” In addition to standup specials and appearances on late-night TV shows, Laura has been featured on: Curb Your Enthusiasm, PEN15, The Goldbergs, Will & Grace (on which she’s written since its inception), as well as creating and starring in the critically acclaimed, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, streaming on Amazon. Over the years, her book, Quick Shots of False Hope, described in the NYTimes Book Review as “memorable and darkly comic,” has been adapted for TV and film. Kightlinger’s documentary, 60 Spins Around the Sun,  chronicling activist Randy Credico’s fight to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws, won Best Documentary in the Boston, Empire State, and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. Laura won Best Director for her first short film, Dependable People, at the Black Maria Film Festival. Other shorts she’s written and directed include: Cat Demon: Re-Exhumed, American Heroine, Roy Fabcock: Legendary Lover, Exposition 7, Laura Gets Adopted, Cat Guys, and the stop-motion thriller, The Scrap County Murders. 
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  • Thursday June 16th 07:00PM
  • Laura Kightlinger Headlines
  • Fresh off a near-fatal brain aneurism, Laura will be capitalizing on her misfortune with slightly worn and new with-tags material in prep for an hour special -- like every other jackass. She will be joined by her brilliant friends: Lizzy Cooperman, Fielding Edlow, James Fritz, and Allen Strickland-Williams. Laura Kightlinger is a writer and stand-up comic. At the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival, the Montreal Gazette described her as “a femme fatale deadpan who took risks leading the audience into hilariously dark, unexpected territory.” In addition to standup specials and appearances on late-night TV shows, Laura has been featured on: Curb Your Enthusiasm, PEN15, The Goldbergs, Will & Grace (on which she’s written since its inception), as well as creating and starring in the critically acclaimed, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, streaming on Amazon. Over the years, her book, Quick Shots of False Hope, described in the NYTimes Book Review as “memorable and darkly comic,” has been adapted for TV and film. Kightlinger’s documentary, 60 Spins Around the Sun,  chronicling activist Randy Credico’s fight to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws, won Best Documentary in the Boston, Empire State, and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. Laura won Best Director for her first short film, Dependable People, at the Black Maria Film Festival. Other shorts she’s written and directed include: Cat Demon: Re-Exhumed, American Heroine, Roy Fabcock: Legendary Lover, Exposition 7, Laura Gets Adopted, Cat Guys, and the stop-motion thriller, The Scrap County Murders. 
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  • Thursday June 23rd 07:00PM
  • Laura Kightlinger Headlines
  • Fresh off a near-fatal brain aneurism, Laura will be capitalizing on her misfortune with slightly worn and new with-tags material in prep for an hour special -- like every other jackass. She will be joined by her brilliant friends: Lizzy Cooperman, Fielding Edlow, James Fritz, and Allen Strickland-Williams. Laura Kightlinger is a writer and stand-up comic. At the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival, the Montreal Gazette described her as “a femme fatale deadpan who took risks leading the audience into hilariously dark, unexpected territory.” In addition to standup specials and appearances on late-night TV shows, Laura has been featured on: Curb Your Enthusiasm, PEN15, The Goldbergs, Will & Grace (on which she’s written since its inception), as well as creating and starring in the critically acclaimed, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, streaming on Amazon. Over the years, her book, Quick Shots of False Hope, described in the NYTimes Book Review as “memorable and darkly comic,” has been adapted for TV and film. Kightlinger’s documentary, 60 Spins Around the Sun,  chronicling activist Randy Credico’s fight to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws, won Best Documentary in the Boston, Empire State, and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. Laura won Best Director for her first short film, Dependable People, at the Black Maria Film Festival. Other shorts she’s written and directed include: Cat Demon: Re-Exhumed, American Heroine, Roy Fabcock: Legendary Lover, Exposition 7, Laura Gets Adopted, Cat Guys, and the stop-motion thriller, The Scrap County Murders. 
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