Hello. Laura House started her comedy career as a seventh grade teacher in Austin, Texas performing stand-up at night (after a nap). After a year of performing, she quit teaching to develop and star on Austin Stories, Mtv’s first scripted sit-com. After moving to Los Angeles, she wrote on a bunch of shows including: the sketch show Blue Collar TV, half-hour sit-coms The George Lopez Show, Mad Love, Loosely Exactly Nicole, & the Emmy-winning shows Samantha Who and Mom. She has had several scripts in development, Super Mom for ABC with Barry Sonnenfeld, Lifeblowz for FX with Katey Sagal and two shows for Nickelodeon. Her script How to Hate Yourself landed on the We for She list. She currently writes on the BAFTA-winning BBC series, Secret Life of Boys. Her comedy album Mouth Punch is available on all platforms.
Her writing appears in VICE, Broadly and several anthology books, including Darkness Before Light, Stricken the 5,000 Stages of Grief, True Tales of Lust and Love and Comedy Film Nerds Guide to the Movies.
She teaches meditation privately and nationally to organizations and universities, utilizing comedy to demystify the super easy, practical practice.
She performs and produces a monthly comedy show at the Hollywood Improv called How to Hate Yourself. It’s a show where we take a look at that inner voice of self-sabotage. Turns out, everyone has it, even though for years I swore it was just me. It exposes that self-doubt voice and laughs at it. In addition to comedy club stand-up, she performs nationally at recovery events including the NA World Convention.
She created a course for performers to learn how to create a starring vehicle for themselves called How to Write a TV Show for Yourself. She’s taught comedy writing at All Jane Comedy Fest, Actors Comedy Studio, On the Page and The Ruby. She also teaches, consults and coaches privately. One client recently sold her show to NBC.
Speaker topics include: Standing in Your Power, Laughing Through Recovery, Benefits of Meditation, and Hey, Come On Already, Just Meditate.