Born: June 13, 1969
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|2005||The Good, The Bad and the Drugly
This album is a compilation of various artists
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|2002||Beth Lapides' Uncabaret: The Un & Only
This album is a compilation featuring various artists
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Specials (and other video)
|2003||Comedy Central Presents Laura Kightlinger||Buy: Amazon | iTunes|
Weekly late night stand-up showcase on NBC
|1998||Comics Come Home 4|
|1997||Pulp Comics: Laura Kightlinger|
|1996||HBO Comedy Half Hour: Laura Kightlinger|
|1995||Comics Come Home|
|1993||Two Drink Minimum|
|1992||Six Comics in Search of a Generation|
|1991||Women of the Night III|
Books (by and about)
|1999||Quick Shots of False Hope: A Rejection Collection||Buy: Amazon|
It goes Christmas,New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. Is that fair to anyone who’s alone? Those are all days you got to be with someone. And if you didn’t get around to killing yourself at Christmas or New...
Laura Kightlinger attended Emerson College. While there she began to perform stand-up around Boston and was part of a campus sketch comedy group called “This is Pathetic.” She graduated the school in 1986.
In 1992, she hosted “Stand-Up Stand-Up” for the fledgling cable network Comedy Central.
Her stand-up attracted interest in her as a writer and performer, first in 1994 for “Saturday Night Live.” The season was consider one of the low points in the sketch comedy show’s history. Kightlinger was miserable with what she described as a sexist atmosphere. After a move to Los Angeles, Kightlinger worked as a writer for the sitcom “Roseanne” until 1997.
In 1999, she wrote a book entitled “Quick Shots of False Hope”, which contains seventeen autobiographical essays about her life being raised by her single mother and the dark humiliations of her adolescence.
For eight seasons, Kightlinger worked as a writer and consulting producer for the sitcom “Will & Grace”, as well as a recurring role as a fertility clinic nurse named Shelia.
Performing stand-up stayed a part of Kightlinger’s life, often in Los Angeles venues like Largo. In 2003, Kightlinger performed in her first Comedy Central Presents special.
In 2006, Kightlinger created a sitcom for IFC entitled “The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman.” A critical success, it is currently in its second season.