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351- Laurie Kilmartin


Laurie Kilmartin can make anything funny; from her superb album “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad”, a bulletproof club-fresh comedy special which doesn’t tarry with emotion, to live-tweeting the recent tragic loss of her mother to Covid-19. We learn how she found humour by turns lacerating and deeply moving, even in that awful situation.We also talk about her work as a monologue writer for Conan O’Brien, and the rhythm of pitching jokes personally and then collaborating in the last hour before showtime; how to wield disdain effectively; and why she doesn’t believe comics like to make people happy.Join the Insiders Club now at for a veritable smorgasbord of content spanning the ComCom back-catalogue, and numerous other perks.Catch up with Laurie:www.kilmartin.comLaurie’s Book: MUST FOLLOW LAURIE ON TWITTER: Stu's up to:This podcast is @ComComPod on twitter and instagramwww.comedianscomedian.comStu offers remote talks to business on what the distilled wisdom of over 350 comics can teach you about Resilience, especially in times of pandemic!“The most inspiring talk I’ve had in years!” (LEGO staff member)Find out more at www.comedyinsights.comStu also co-hosts the “Child Labour" parenting podcast with Sindhu Veewww.childlabourpod.comMondays 9pm BST - "The Infinite Sofa" chat showTop celebrity talent (previous guests include Dara O'Briain, Sarah Millican and Russell Howard) join Stu and 12 members of the public, in an increasingly cult-like live online performance experiment.www.infinitesofa.comTuesdays 8pm BST - "Chops" Online comedy  See for privacy and opt-out information.


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