Laurie Kilmartin

Thu, Oct 3, 2024
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Laurie Kilmartin

with Matt Donaher

Laurie Kilmartin is a comedian and an Emmy-nominated/WGA Award-winning writer for CONAN. She has also written for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, The Late Late Show, and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. She has performed standup on CONAN, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central and Showtime. Her standup special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad made Vulture's list of Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016. Festival appearances include Just for Laughs, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Moontower Comedy Festival.

Laurie has written two books, Dead People Suck and the New York Times bestseller Shitty Mom. She and fellow comic Jackie Kashian host a popular podcast about standup comedy called The Jackie and Laurie Show. Her new album, Corset, was released at #1 on the iTunes charts.Laurie’s recent TV appearances include After Midnight (CBS), Sherri (syndicated) and being interviewed by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton on Gutsy Women (AppleTV).

Laurie’s new one-hour comedy special, Cis Woke Grief Slut is available on AppleTV, Amazon Prime and YouTube. In a January 2024 profile piece, the Los Angeles Times says that “Kilmartin has become one of the most fearless, respected performer-writers in the L.A. standup scene.”

Matt Donaher

Matt has performed on CONAN multiple times. Matt was staffed on Demetri Martin’s show Our Fascinating Planet for Funny or Die, served as head writer for Fuse TV’s Uproarious, served as co-head writer for The Comedy Network’s All Access Live and wrote and provided voiceover for Jonathan Katz’s series Explosion Bus. Matt has written jokes for comics such as Natasha Leggero, Mike Birbiglia, Wyatt Cenac and Moshe Kasher.

Matt had the honor of being a New Face in the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy festival where his performance led to him being part of Best of the Fest and selected to perform on a Gala special taped for the CW hosted by Howie Mandel starring Russell Peters, Tom Papa, Iliza Shlesinger, J.B. Smoove and more. Read about Matt’s highlight performance here.

Matt is the winner of the 38th annual Seattle International Comedy Festival. A month long festival taking place all over Washington in which he beat out 31 amazing performers.

Comedy Central named Matt one of their “Comics to Watch” and the Boston Phoenix named him the best comedian in Boston.