five minutes to myself
Named in the top ten of 2009 by PunchLine Magazine
You might know Laurie Kilmartin from her commentary on Best Week Ever, the Today Show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Rachel Maddow Show and Fox and Friends. This full-length, live stand-up comedy album takes on sex, politics, and religion in one hilarious fell swoop. Recorded live at the Punch Line in San Francisco.
Without designer eyewear or special lenses, she discerns the absurdity in abortion,
racial stereotypes and, yes, even rape. Using a sharp tongue instead of a steak knife,
the mom in Kilmartin cuts what she observes while strolling through life into
sound-bite-size wisecracks easy for connoisseurs of sarcasm to devour.
She works from the approved comics' checklist: riffing and ripping on her boyfriend,
religion, the sexes and the races. But she does so deftly, stinging her prey without
lacerating the audience.
Laurie Kilmartin has the superpower that separates comedians from civilians: