About

Laura Skopec is a writer, comedian, and recovering policy wonk. Her half-hour television comedy, “Clown Town,” is in development with Fluffy Cat Productions. Her humor pieces have appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Belladonna Comedy, and Slackjaw Humor, and her stand-up was an official selection of the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Laura lives in Sunset Beach, CA with a lively first grader, a very patient husband, and a beautiful cat who hates her guts.

Screenplays

CLOWN TOWN

A half-hour television comedy

A stand-up comedian blows up her career in a drunken tirade and takes a job as a kids party entertainer while she navigates recovery.

In Development

MERRYVILLE

A holiday horror/comedy feature

When the leaders of a faux-festive Christmas town trap her friends in a holiday romcom hellscape, people-pleaser Dany Trevant must work with a smitten townie to hunt them down. Every Hallmark Christmas movie meets CABIN IN THE WOODS.

Austin Film Festival Second Rounder

Recommended by Script Pipeline

Recommended by NoBullscript Consulting

Humor Publications

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Fat Lady Attempts to Get Health Care: An Oral History

An Open Letter to Preschool Homework

Slackjaw Humor

An Open Letter to Virtual School Attendance Policy

Karen Sends Her Son, a Very Gifted Young Man, to Public School

Stand-Up

Tight 5 at the DC Improv.