Laurie Kilmartin’s Book ‘Dead People Suck’ Is Out Next Month
Standup, podcaster, and Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin has a new book out next month. Titled Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed, the book is described as an “honest, irreverent, laugh-out-loud guide to coping with death and dying” and is inspired by her experien... [Read More]
Laurie Kilmartin’s Book ‘Dead People Suck’ Is Out Next Month
Standup, podcaster, and Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin has a new book out next month. Titled Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed, the book is described as an “honest, irreverent, laugh-out-loud guide to coping with death and dying” and is inspired by her experien... [Read More]
2017 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #40 to #31
#50-#41 | #30-#21 | #20-#11 | #10-#1 As we close the book on 2017, The Laugh Button staff sets up… MORE 2017 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #40 to #31 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Why the World of Standup Is Both the Best and Worst Place to Battle Mental Illness
The initial scenes of the pilot episode of I’m Dying Up Here – Showtime’s new dramedy set in early 1970s Los Angeles about the toils of emerging stars in the local standup comedy scene – are a con job. The audience is hijacked by cameras in love with a beautiful, brooding-but... [Read More]
Laurie Kilmartin on Conan
Laurie Kilmartin’s new stand-up album is filled with jokes about her dead dad, as you can see from the title or just listen to find out for yourself. But for her most recent performance on Conan, Kilmartin wanted to crack fun at raising her son as a single mom, and making sure he not only [&he... [Read More]
Laurie Kilmartin explores the lighter side of grief with “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad”
If I’m being totally honest, in my 34 years, I don’t know that I have figured out how to properly… MORE Laurie Kilmartin explores the lighter side of grief with “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
How Laurie Kilmartin Coped with and Honored the Death of Her Father by Making Jokes About It
It was by tweeting, “For Valentine’s Day, I got my Dad a gift card from JC Penney. I said, ‘Dad, I want this card to expire before you do,'” that comedian and Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin began documenting her family’s experience as her father began hospice after losin... [Read More]
Episode #131: Laurie Kilmartin
Laurie Kilmartin produced one of the best stand-up specials of 2016, “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad,” streaming exclusively on Seeso.com. Kilmartin is a writer on Conan, a former finalist on Last Comic Standing, and the New York Times best-selling author of “Sh*tty Mom.” You can... [Read More]
Review: Laurie Kilmartin, “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad,” on Seeso
Fans and friends of Laurie Kilmartin already had read her Twitter account of sitting by her father’s side as he lay dying of lung cancer in the winter of 2014. Kilmartin’s heartbreaking and hilarious 140-character thought process as she coped with her impending loss and her family captiv... [Read More]