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HBO Is Developing a Show Based on Laura Kightlinger's Memoir 'Quick Shots of False Hope'

Laura Kightlinger might get an autobiographical comedy on HBO. Deadline reports that the network is currently developing single-cam comedy Quick Shots of False Hope based on Kightlinger's 1995 memoir of the same name. The series will be written and executive produced by Kightlinger and Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and will follow "a 1970s-era single mom and her ongoing quest to find a husband, while still sleeping with her daughter’s married father." Kightlinger is an SNL alum, starred in her own IFC series The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman from 2006-2007, and most recently worked as a consulting producer on CBS's 2 Broke Girls.

Is Standup Comedy the New Punk Rock?

Portland's famous underground record label Kill Rock Stars is profiled in a recent article for the Portland Mercury that examines its recent foray into standup specials, and it's pretty interesting. Known for helping push bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, and Elliott Smith to mainstream fame, Kill Rock Stars has taken more and more interest in recording standup sets since a chance Twitter encounter with Kurt Braunohler in 2012 led to their release of his hour standup special How Do I Land? The label's most recent additions include Laura Kightlinger, Hari Kondabolu, Ian Karmel, and Cameron Esposito.

Kill Rock Stars president Portia Sabin even goes so far as [...]

Five 'SNL' Cast Members Who Were Also 'Daily Show' Correspondents

In its 40 years of scouting talent from The Groundlings, Second City, and standup clubs, SNL has never felt any competition in the major leagues of comedy star-making. When The Daily Show debuted on Comedy Central in 1996, however, Lorne Michaels and company finally met their match, with stars like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Rob Corddry, and Ed Helms all carving out their niches on the mock news show. Over the summer these two worlds officially collided when The Daily Show poached SNL writer Michael Che and elevated him to onscreen status as its newest correspondent, only to see Che swap back to SNL to [...]

Check Out Mary Lynn Rajskub and Laura Kightlinger's New Pilot 'Drunk & Disorderly' Right Now

Funny ladies Mary Lynn Rajskub and Laura Kightlinger just released their new 10-minute pilot for a show called Drunk & Disorderly, which stars the duo as inept cops, one drunk and the other with a quick temper. Kightlinger created the show with David Punch, and the pilot features a short appearance from beloved comedy figure Patton Oswalt. Irresponsible police officers are a long-held tradition in comedy, and it's nice to see these two hilarious performers keeping the tradition alive.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Isn't Coming Back Anytime Soon, But Here's an Animated Larry David on 'TripTank'

Self-described "indecisive fellow" Larry David hasn't made up his mind about whether he wants to do another Curb Your Enthusiasm season or not (it's been nearly years now since the last new episode), but at least he's popped up on TV this week. Here's a segment from Comedy Central's animation anthology series TripTank that aired last night, which sees Larry David, Laura Kightlinger, and Dave Attell all voicing themselves with Larry David acting pretty Larry David-y.

Saturday Night's Children: Laura Kightlinger (1994-1995)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Despite Laura Kightlinger's fruitless year as an SNL writer and featured player, she's built up a pretty kickass comedy resume over the years, with credits as an actor, writer, producer, and director working with comedians like Roseanne Barr, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Jack Black, and Louis CK. With company like that, it's a surprise that Kightlinger's managed to fly so far under the radar, [...]