Laura Kightlinger
American actor and writer
Laura Kightlinger
Laura Kightlinger is an American actress, comedian and writer.
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All Growz Up with Melinda Hill: Laura Kightlinger
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today. Name: Laura Kightlinger Occupation: Actress, comedian and writer Aspired to be: A cashier Advice: "Get on the right meds."
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Beth Lapides: Hand-to-Hand: Comedy and Combat
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The Pentagon just announced it's lifting the ban on woman going to the front lines and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. I know this is something that's supposedly good for women, and something that women in the military want, but it's something I have such mixed feeling about. Oddly, one of those feelings is gratitude. Because it reminds me why, after 25 years, I'm still so committed to hosting and producing UnCabaret. The news sent me back to when, years ago, the issue of allowing women on the front lines first came up. I was just beginning comedy career and was performing in what, at the time, was a fashion-forward choice: men's suits. Partly, I loved the suits for the pockets. Partly, I loved them for the power they bestowed. Partly, I enjoyed the focus on my work which the ease of a uniform provided -- much like combat gear. And then, the issue of women being allowed to fight on the front lines came up. And I started to wonder: Is this where the women's movement has ...
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Steve Karras: John Ennis Talks About His Journey in Comedy
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Hollywood has launched a thousand careers, and among them are the many extremely talented character actors and comedians we've watched for years and whose nuanced performances knock us on our asses every time we see them. Just the sight of them elicits responses like, "Hey, I love that guy! Wasn't he in that one movie? You know the one. What is that guy's name?" They're the bit players, the minor characters, the people who give performances that sometimes outshine those of the people whose names go above the title. They're the unsung heroes of Hollywood, and we thought it was high time they were given the attention they deserve. John Ennis is well-known to some as one of the stars of the legendary HBO comedy series "Mr. Show" and has been a ubiquitous presence on TV and in movies ever since. He has appeared on "Malcolm In the Middle," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," and "Arrested Development," as well as the films Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Zodiac, Tenacious D and th ...
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So a Stand-Up Walks Into Downtown… - LA Downtown News Online
Google News - over 5 years
The crowd, a mix of trendy types and working professionals, took in sets by Ross, club co-producer Jeff Wattenhofer, LA-based Will Weldon and comedy veteran Laura Kightlinger, among others. The club has also hosted prominent names such as Demetri
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Today's Birthdays - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 5 years
(Born 1963) Actress and writer Laura Kightlinger is 42. (Born 1969) Her acting credits include the movies "Daddy Day Care" and "Shallow Hal." She is also the voice of Awed Ninja in "Kung Fu Panda." She was a writer and performer on "Saturday Night Live
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What's On Tonight
NYTimes - over 9 years
9 P.M. (22) MISS MARPLE, SERIES III: ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE He always said he didn't do it. Jacko Argyle went to the gallows protesting his conviction in the murder of his adoptive mother (Jane Seymour). So imagine his family's surprise when a stranger, Dr. Arthur Calgary (Julian Rhind-Tutt), reveals just a little too late that Jacko (Burn Gorman) did
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What's On Tonight
NYTimes - over 9 years
8 P.M. (TLC) DIANA: LAST DAYS OF A PRINCESS Ten years after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, this docudrama recreates the 12 weeks leading up to the car crash in a Paris tunnel that killed her and her companion, Dodi al-Fayed. Genevieve O'Reilly and Patrick Baladi, above, portray the couple in a work based on interviews with their close
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Wryly, if Warily, Accepting More Than Modest Success
NYTimes - over 10 years
Laura Kightlinger is not exactly like Jackie Woodman, the hapless aspiring screenwriter she plays (and created) on the Independent Film Channel comedy series ''The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman.'' The show, with Ms. Kightlinger as co-writer, concludes an eight-episode run tomorrow night, with a second season likely. She's not exactly not
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TELEVISION REVIEW; A Pleasant Career Girl, Even With The Drugs
NYTimes - over 10 years
''The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman,'' which appears Fridays on IFC, flaunts its influences. Happy ghosts from ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show,'' ''Laverne and Shirley,'' ''Absolutely Fabulous,'' ''Curb Your Enthusiasm,'' ''Romy and Michele's High School Reunion'' and even Mike Leigh's sad ''Career Girls'' and Julia Davis's extra tart
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THE WEEK AHEAD: July 30 - Aug. 5; TELEVISION
NYTimes - over 10 years
You know those movies with the lonely man and the lonely woman who are destined to be together but never actually meet until the final scene? BBC AMERICA's new import with the unfortunate title ''LOVE SOUP'' will drag out the process for a whole season, maybe longer. TAMSIN GREIG plays Alice, a perfume saleswoman who worries that a real estate
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Setting Out to March Boldly Into TV's Rabbit-Eared Past
NYTimes - over 10 years
Like so many dusty and forgotten shows before it, ''Lucky Louie'' purports to reinvent the sitcom brilliantly, styling itself as ''the end of the sitcom as you know it.'' What's weird, then, is that ''Lucky Louie'' doesn't look anything like most reinvented sitcoms, since it does none of the newly clichéd things that were supposed to bust the old
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Jack Out Of The Box
NYTimes - over 13 years
On the Paramount studio lot, in a trailer near the corner of ''Fifth Avenue'' and ''38th Street'' on an ersatz New York set, Jack Black rubs his red-rimmed eyes with his beefy fists, trying to shake off the Tylenol PM he took last night. A White Stripes song bashes out of speakers wired to his iPod. Arrayed on the table in front of him are a bottle
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FILM REVIEW; All Right, Everyone, Into the Playpen
NYTimes - almost 14 years
The most astonishing thing about ''Daddy Day Care,'' a comedy that would have to work harder even to justify the appellation uninspired, is that a kick in the groin is now a joke for toddlers. They are both the target audience and the co-stars of this Eddie Murphy vehicle -- more of a Big Wheel, really. In the movie, intended for those who take
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Books in Brief: Nonfiction
NYTimes - over 17 years
QUICK SHOTS OF FALSE HOPE A Rejection Collection. By Laura Kightlinger. Spike/Avon, paper, $12.50. Laura, the spunky protagonist in Laura Kightlinger's collection of autobiographical pieces, ''Quick Shots of False Hope,'' is having a rough adolescence. She gets gonged from her high school talent show, fired from her waitressing job at the
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TELEVISION REVIEW; After Two Decades, How Much Longer?
NYTimes - over 22 years
Like some aging life of the party who can no longer depend on nips and tucks to maintain the illusion of youth, "Saturday Night Live" is discovering the futility of makeovers. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this season, this NBC show has been in some sort of turmoil since almost the beginning. But back then it was largely a matter of creativity
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Viewers in Britain Catch a Bouquet Of America's Weirdest TV Shows
NYTimes - almost 23 years
Pity the poor British. At a time when Americans routinely receive 50, 75, even 100 channels, most people in England have to make do with four. This makes channel surfing here a lot like trying to ride the waves in the Central Park Reservoir. Now, though, the British have a show that does the zapping for them. Naturally, it is made in America. And
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Where Comics Stand Up
NYTimes - over 24 years
Here is a selective roundup of New York City's stand-up comedy clubs. Except for Caroline's, they offer a "showcase" format, in which three to six performers in succession each do 10 to 40 minutes of material. The list includes only those clubs that offer comedy full time. Caroline's Comedy Club 1626 Broadway, at 49th Street, Manhattan, (212)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Laura Kightlinger
    THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 36
    As of 2006, she was adapting the book for film.
    More Details Hide Details Kightlinger has written several shorts for Funny or Die and Atom.com, including “American Heroine,” in which she starred, and “Roy Fabcock: Legendary Lover.” (2010).
    In 2006, Kightlinger created, wrote, executive produced and starred in The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, a comedy series about two best friends maneuvering through the not-so-glamorous side of Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details The series aired on IFC from August 4 of that year through September 23, 2007. When asked how much of the series was based on her personal experience, Kightlinger responded: Kightlinger has had two stand-up comedy specials on HBO and six on Comedy Central.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    Kightlinger's book Quick Shots of False Hope was published in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details The New York Times Book Review described it as "funny and disturbing", "memorable", and an "idiosyncratic and darkly comic debut."
  • 1998
    Age 28
    Kightlinger was a correspondent on The Daily Show in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared regularly on the HBO sitcom Lucky Louie. She was a writer and cast member on Roseanne’s short-lived sketch comedy series Saturday Night Special on Fox and also appeared in one episode of Dinner for Five.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 12
    Kightlinger was born and raised in Jamestown, New York. She graduated from Southwestern High School at the age of 13 in 1982 and then attended Emerson College.
    More Details Hide Details After touring as a stand-up comic, Kightlinger got her break writing for the television sitcom Roseanne. She later wrote for Dennis Miller Live and for the 20th season (1994–1995) of Saturday Night Live, on which she was also a featured performer and cast member. Among the celebrities she impersonated were Brooke Shields, Marcia Clark, Paula Poundstone, Mary Hart, and Connie Chung. Kightlinger worked as a writer and consulting producer on the sitcom Will & Grace. She performed a recurring guest role on the series as Sheila, a nurse at a fertility clinic.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on June 13, 1969.
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