JFL Toronto Interview: Stand-up comic, CONAN writer, and author Laurie Kilmartin

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Laurie Kilmartin has been making people laugh for a long time. She's been working as a stand-up for most of her adult life, putting out 3 albums (including 2021's Corset) and appearing on late night shows like CONAN, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. She spent 11 years writing for one of Showbiz Monkey's favourites, CONAN, and in 2012 wrote the New York Times bestseller, "Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us". She also has a podcast with fellow comic Jackie Kashian called "The Jackie and Laurie Show" that has been around since 2016.

Since CONAN ended last year, she's been hitting the road for more regular stand-up dates, including visiting Montreal in July for Just for Laughs, as well as heading to the rebranded JFL Toronto at the end of this month. Paul Little got the chance to chat with her before her Toronto dates to talk about her time at CONAN, getting back on the road, and why she likes talking about just about anything on stage.

Laurie Kilmartin has multiple shows during JFL Toronto between September 22 & 26. For pass information, visit toronto.hahaha.com. You can also find Laurie posting regularly (and hilariously) on Twitter at twitter.com/anylaurie16 and find other ongoing tour dates at www.kilmartin.com.

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Usually hosted by either Managing Editor Paul Little or stand-up comic Andrew Lizotte, other contributors to Kinda Sorta Maybe have included Matthew Ardill, J.D. Renaud, and Mark McLeod.

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Tags: Kinda Sorta Maybe Like a Podcast, Laurie Kilmartin, stand-up, CONAN, late night, comedy, JFL Toronto, Just for Laughs

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Paul Little is the founder and Managing Editor of ShowbizMonkeys.com. When not interviewing his favourite musicians and comedians, he can also be found putting on and promoting music and comedy events with The Purple Room in Winnipeg, or co-producing the live comedy game shows Pants on Fire and The Great Patio Showdown. (@comedygeek)

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