Laura Mannino is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. She hosts the stand-up show, CATVIDEO and performs with the improv and sketch team, POTION.
Laura wrote and starred in the short film, TENMINUTEDECADE and won “Best Actress in a Short Film” from the 2012 Sunset Film Festival. TENMINUTEDECADE was one of the evening’s winners at the Hammer Museum Open Projector Night hosted by the Sklar Brothers. Other screenings include the 2011 Big Apple Film Festival, Fall 2011 Los Angeles Film and Script Festival, Nitehawk Cinema Short Film Exhibition, 2012 Beverly Hills Shorts Festival, Flappers New Media Festival, HollyShorts Screening Series, Spring 2012 New Filmmakers New York Screening Series, the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, and the Eagle Rock Comedy Festival.
Laura graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA Honors and studied drama at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School and the Meisner Extension. Laura is also a graduate of Upright Citizens Brigade’s Training Center in Los Angeles (UCB).
NY and LA stand-up appearances include include Rififi, Galapagos, Mo Pitkin’s, Ochi’s Lounge, The PIT, Magnet Theatre, The Duplex, Sin Sin, Parkside Lounge, Slipper Room, Darryl Roth Theatre, Triad Theatre, Carolines on Broadway, Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, StandUp NY, Comix Comedy Club, the Laugh Lounge, the Westside Comedy Theater, The Little Modern, The Palace, Echoes Under Sunset, El Cid, Akbar, Room 5, M Bar, The Virgil, The Clubhouse, Underground Theater, The Middle Theater, bang!, Hayworth Theater, Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House, Downtown Comedy Club, and Flappers Comedy Club.
Festival appearances include the NYU Underground Comedy, HA! Comedy Festival, Ladies of Laughter Competition (2nd Pl. Semi-finalist), Wonder Women Week Festival, Hollywood Comedy Festival, California Comedy Festival, Eagle Rock Comedy Festival, NYC Fringe Festival, and the LA Improv Comedy Festival.
Laura’s writing has appeared on the sites Say Something Funny Bitch!, Comediva, College Candy, Evolved World, The Laugh Button, Funny Not Slutty, HLNtv.com and The Higgs Weldon.
Laura has been interviewed and featured by Gothamist, Murph’s Guide, ComedyNerds.com, The Eagle Rock Patch, The Laugh Button, and Backstage.
For more visit www.lauramannino.com and follow @lauramannino.