Laura is a writer, performer, and ugly clog enthusiast originally from Chicago, who moved to New York to fulfill her dream of living in a place with the highest concentration of cute dogs per square foot of sidewalk. Laura got her start as an improvisor and sketch comedian at IO Chicago and the Second City (where she was Jeff nominated for her performance on the etc. stage) and went on to perform weekly on Harold and Maude night at UCB NYC (remember live theater?) She travelled the country as a correspondent for Comedy Central’s satirical news show “The Opposition,” co-created "Fairies" for IFC Comedy Crib, and served as head writer for “Jordan Klepper Solves Guns” (don’t worry, they're totally solved.) Laura's short films have premiered at Slamdance, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festivals, and her spooky animated rom-com “Ex-GirlFIEND” is currently running on FXX and Hulu's "Cake."

 

With co-writer Megan Stein, she sold “House of Delta,” a political thriller set in a southern sorority, to Universal Cable Productions, and founded LASH, an all-female sketch team for UCB Digital. 

As an actor, she's appeared in "Seriously Distracted" opposite Amy Sedaris, and has done a bunch of other film, commercial, and VO stuff to feed her raging addiction to paying the bills. In a past life, she graduated from Northwestern with a major in creative writing in poetry and a minor in drama and yes, while there, she performed a scene from Medea with Megan Markle. She's also taught in Chicago Public Schools, served as the artistic director for an off loop theater company, and hopes to one day be reincarnated as a one-eyed pug.