Comedian and Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin announced today via Twitter that she will be taping a new comedy special this fall. Entitled ’45 Jokes About My Dead Dad,’ Kilmartin will be taping a unique, short special on October 17th and 18th at the Lyric Theater in Los Angeles. Here’s what she had to say on the facebook event for the taping:
This October 17th and 18th, I’m taping a comedy special at the Lyric Theater in Los Angeles. It’s a one-topic special, and I don’t know how long it will be.
You are all invited.
The show is called “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad.” When I came up with the idea last month, I had about 4 decent minutes about the March 2 passing of my father. I thought it might be fun- or at least interesting- to release a 5 minute special that was shot the way most comics shoot their hour. Theater, three cameras, the works. I booked a venue, hired a producer and director.
“45 Jokes About My Dead Dad,” will probably be longer than 15 minutes, but no more than 25. This is not a one-person show. I don’t do that. In my heart of hearts, I’m a nightclub comic. No tears. No message. Some dick jokes.
I’m doing every spot possible here in LA. On upcoming weekends, I’ll be working out at venues in Portland, Dallas, San Francisco and hopefully New York on a hiatus week. If you have a venue in LA, all you have to do is ask. If you have a venue outside of LA, all you have to do is ask. (I can only do Saturdays if it’s out of state.)
I’m not fucking around here. This is costing me a ton of money (actually, it’s costing my son a ton of college tuition) and I want it to be great and funny. Hope to see you at the Lyric on Oct 17th and/or 18th.