TV Writer and Comedian
Laura Mannino is a TV and digital writer, stand-up comedian, actor, activist and the girl you ask to watch your stuff. As a stand-up, Laura has appeared at every major club, minor dungeon, former strip club and current yoga studio in NYC and LA including BuzzFeed Live, Funny Women Fest LA, LA Comedy Festival, UCB Theatre and more!
Credits include Consulting Producer on MTV's reboot of Loveline starring Amber Rose, Creator and Executive Producer of the short form series, Stacey and Wanda and sketch writer for Awestruck's Asshole Parents.
Laura has also contributed to projects for Disney Television Animation, Viacom Velocity, A&E Networks' social media, Ora TV, Cartuna, ACRONYM and the collection Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny.
Laura's original half-hour pilot, Bomb placed in the second round of the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and was a Final Draft Big Break and PAGE Awards Semifinalist. Her short, Ten Minute Decade screened at the Big Apple Film Festival, New Filmmakers NY and was a finalist at Hammer Museum's Open Projector Night. Laura also won Best Actress in a Short Film by the Sunset Film Festival.
Laura is currently writing scripted podcasts for the Digital Podcast Network and writing and directing sketches with an all woman digital sketch collective. When she's not writing, Laura is co-leading the grassroots organizations Los Angeles For Warren and Drain The NRA.
Laura is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at the Atlantic Acting School. She also completed UCB's improv and sketch programs and studied television writing at Script Anatomy. Laura lives in Highland Park in Los Angeles with her husband, son and label maker.
WRITTeN BY Laura
2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Quarterfinalist
2017 Final Draft Big Break Quarterfinalist
2016 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2nd Round
2016 Final Draft Big Break Semifinalist
2016 PAGE Awards Semifinalist
2016 ScreenCraft Quarterfinalist
2012 Hammer Museum Open Projector Finalist
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After the election of Trump, a privileged do-gooder joins the only activism group in her small conservative town and discovers that she will have to first take on her childhood bully before she can take on the bully in the White House.
When Sharon and Rob become newlyweds and new parents to a preemie on the same night, they find themselves fighting for answers, fighting for a break and fighting with each other. It's when they divide and conquer that they finally come together.
When a struggling comedian and worn out new mom has her best joke stolen, it turns out to be the gift she needs to keep going.