Laura House, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses her being a meditation teacher while still being a smart-ass, writing for TV, being a 7th grade teacher, the focal points of different accents, changing the view from “pursuing your dreams” to “following your preferences”, and her upcoming workshop How To Hate Yourself!. During Punch It Up, Tom Slovinski and Sarah Burrows perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Laura House is a comic, writer, and meditation teacher—tale as old as time. She started as a 7th grade teacher by day, and stand-up comic at night in Austin, TX, then was quickly tapped to star in Mtv’s first fully-scripted sit-com, Austin Stories. She’s gone on to write for lots of TV shows, including Blue Collar TV, The George Lopez Show, Samantha Who?, Mad Love, Rosie and Mom (starring Anna Faris & Allison Janney). She’s created and Executive-Produced a pilot for Nickelodeon and has had projects in development at ABC (with Barry Sonnenfeld directing) and Fx (with Katey Sagal producing). Laura is a favorite comic and story-teller around Los Angeles, performing at Write Club, Flappers, and the Improv. She’s performed on HBO, NBC and Comedy Central, and appeared opposite Natalie Portman in the film Where the Heart is. She’s a contributor to Comedy Film Nerds, and can be heard regularly on The David Feldman podcast and radio show (where she’s currently co-hosting with Jerry Stahl). She has works in several books, including the well-reviewed True Tales of Lust and Love and recently obtained a publisher for her own memoir of personal essays.