Laura Kightlinger

Laura Kightlinger


6/13/1969, Jamestown, New York, USA

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Laure Kightlinger
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Laura has roots in stand-up comedy, hosting Stand-Up Stand-Up on Comedy Central. Laura's dream came true when she became a writer and consulting producer on the hit series Will & Grace. She also has a recurring guest role on the series as Sheila, the nurse at the fertility…more


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    • Laura: I like L.A. There's a lot more smoke being blown up my *** here than there was in New York. And even though the smoke doesn't necessarily materialize into anything, the frequency and availability of it is something I've come to depend on.

    • Laura: I guess I just feel bad that I'm still going on bad dates when I should really be in a bad marriage by now.

    • Laura: (On what kind of jobs she's taken just to pay the rent) Wow, I've had so many bad jobs. I was a temp for a long time in New York, and there was one excruciatingly hot summer -- it was, like, 106 degrees, and I was at the Javits Center (at) a Shriners' convention. We had to stand outside in these red wool jackets and hand out flyers. I couldn't take it; I kept going to the bathroom. And this one guy said something to me, so then I said it was because I was pregnant. Then he was really nice to me and let me go home early. (Laughs) There haven't been too many bad show business jobs ... Oh yeah, you know what? There was. I did this thing on Comedy Central called Canned Ham. I had to interview Drew Barrymore about The Wedding Singer, and that was kind of a low point. There was also this other thing called Comics to the Rescue -- it was kind of an ill-conceived show where comics would help people with their problems -- like comics could give a s--- about anybody's problems except their own. We would find, like, a woman whose boyfriend just left her, and we'd try to think of how we would help. That was a low point.

    • Laura: I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress like me in parades when I'm dead.

    • Laura: I used to think drinking was the only way to be happy. Now I know there is no way to be happy.