TV Writer and Comedian
Laura Mannino grew up in White Plains, New York, once a home of the Revolutionary War, now the site of The Westchester, the fancy mall with an Au Bon Pain. The person most likely to be asked to watch your stuff, Laura spent her summers and Saturdays in youth theatre programs writing and acting in cranky adolescent plays about her cranky adolescence. She graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. After college, Laura performed stand-up at every bar, former strip club, current yoga studio, and actual dungeons around New York City.
After moving to Los Angeles, Laura wrote and starred in the short comedy Ten Minute Decade that screened at New Filmmakers NY and was a Hammer Museum's Open Projector Night finalist. At UCB, Laura performed improv and wrote for sketch shows in every bar, former strip club, current yoga studio, and dungeons turned parking garages around Los Angeles. Her half-hour pilot, Bomb about navigating stand-up as a new mom, was a PAGE Awards and Final Draft Big Break Semifinalist and Austin Film Festival Second Rounder. Laura was a Semifinalist in 2021's The Writer's Lab. Her produced credits include Consulting Producer on MTV's Loveline with Amber Rose and Quibi's Sexology with Shan and Sketch Writer for Awestruck's Asshole Parents.
Laura is the founder of Drain The NRA, a grassroots organization that successfully pressured corporations to end their affiliation with the NRA. She also helmed Los Angeles for Warren by organizing volunteer teams for Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign, which led her to work full time as a campaign field organizer. Laura lives in Highland Park with her six-year-old son, Harry, and her husband, Alex, whom she met at NYU while hunting for bars that don't card. Now that her services as a Zoom Kindergarten Supervisor are no longer needed, she is very excited to get back to creating, hugging, and watching your stuff at the airport.
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
PARTY CRASHERS/Half Hour Original Pilot
In an OC suburb full of gun stores and boob docs, a failed progressive, still reeling from professional and personal loss, crosses the aisle to join forces with a shallow Instagram influencer to stop her corrupt opponent.
WHITE KNUCKLES/Half Hour Original Pilot
A small town do-gooder challenges her former middle school bully to an election rematch at the risk of friendships and businesses to prove to her daughter and herself that she’s not a doormat.
BOMB/Half Hour Original Pilot
When a struggling comedian and worn out new mom has her best joke stolen by an old frenemy who is now a famous comic, it turns out to be the gift she needs to keep going.