21 Press Kit Dr. Laura Hayden Because laughter matters. It’s a laughing It only hurts when I don’t laugh matter Some people know they’re funny. the 80’s” to the hilarious “Medical Others have to get slapped in the face Meltdowns” Laura proves that Laura pairs her experience in the a few (or more) times before they laughter truly is the best medicine. By medical field with her realize they have the gift. After pairing her medical background with gift of comedy in friends and family finally convinced her ability to find humor in, well order to help Laura of her gift to entertain, Laura everything, Laura extends her gift caregivers and flipped a coin and chose to dive into beyond comedy clubs and theaters to medical professionals deal with the stress comedy while pursuing her new show caregivers and medical and emotional toll of profession as a physical therapist. professionals how to use humor to caring for people. With the precision of a surgeon Laura manage the stress of caring for The prognosis: attacks your funny bone, helping you people. To learn more about Laura side splitting fun! find the painfully hilarious side of any just follow the sounds of laughter subject, no mater how dark or taboo. (and patients), or visit From “I Didn’t Mean To Be A Virgin in www.laurahayden.com.
321 “We can always measure the success of our comedy evenings in two ways: 1) The length of applause with its level of intensity 2) The noise factor once the show has ended. In all instances your results were on the highest scale possible.” – The Wellness Com munity Comedy N ight Committee No subject is off limits for Laura. Madonna, tube socks, and aquanet. As a medical professional Laura Even her own tales of love lost, Its Hot Tub Time Machine meets 40 uses her gift to help caregivers, coming of age, and her fascination Year Old Virgin meets Rocky Horror doctors, and nurses handle the with Max Headroom find their w ay Picture Show—complete with sing-‐ stress and emotional impact of on stage in her multimedia hit “I alongs and neon costumes. Her show caring for people with terminal Didn’t M ean to Be A Virgin in the earned her billing at the Edinburgh illnesses. She shows them how a 80’s.” Her hilarious tribute to our Festival Fringe, one of the w ildest and little humor can go a long way, and favorite decade follows her as she’s best-‐known celebrations of empowers them to continue their left at the altar fresh out of high entertainment operating on the good work, without losing their school, then as she struggles to “fringe.” sanity. come of age in an era dominated by “Your ability to adapt your performance around our specific industry was amazing and truly appreciated. Your humor was direct and concise towards our audience. Your interaction and improvisation with our employees and their families was endearing.” –Cla rk C oun ty W hole sale , P riva te Ev en t, La s Veg a s, NV 2
Street Cred Speaking, Stand Up, Awards, and Press Awards and 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe participant with her hit show “I Didn’t Mean To Be A Virgin In The 80’s” Competitions 2011 Shades Of Laughter Comedy Festival, Finalist 2006 New York Underground Comedy Festival 2006 California’s Funniest Female Contest, semi-‐finalist 2005 California’s Funniest Female Contest, semi-‐finalist 2004 Boston International Comedy Festival 2004 California’s Funniest Female Contest, semi-‐finalist 2003 Boston International Comedy Festival 2003 California’s Funniest Female Contest, semi-‐finalist 2002 Boston International Comedy Festival (continued) “Not only does Laura have ‘it’ on stage, she is responsible in preproduction and production, stands and delivers beyond my expectation on stage, and uses good judgment at all times. Her talent and easy natured cooperation behind the scenes makes Laura Hayden a perfect choice w hen booking corporate, clean, concert, or club comedy.” Grace White, Comedian and Producer of Women Who Kick Comedy Butt 3
Television, “The Night Shift” with Kevin Ferguson “Dead Americans” Largo Films Film, and “Funny Dot Com” Documentary Radio “Mrs. Merriam’s Moment’” Zoey Productions “Comedy Time” Sprint PCS Network “Jamie Unleashed” Pilot, Tribune Entertainment “Laugh It Off with Grace” Adelphia Cable “Funny Farm TV” Charter Communications “Xradio.biz”, Internet Radio, Frequent Guest “On The Loose” Ugly Radio.net ,Frequent Guest “Stupid Videos.com” Featured Video “Alex Duffy show” Guest “Damage report ” LA Talk Radio “Downtown Lounge ” LA Talk Radio Contributing writer in She’s So Funny, & Love’s Funny That Way Stand Up Comedy Store, Hollywood, CA Improv at Irvine, Hollywood, Brea, Ontario, and Pachanga, CA Nick’s Comedy Stop, Boston, MA Comedy vault @ Remington’s, Boston, MA Comedy Connection, Boston, MA Stand Up New York, New York, NY Gotham Comedy Club, New York, NY Ice House-‐ Main Room and Annex, Pasadena, CA Comedy Comedy, Reno Hilton, NV Comedy Underground, Seattle, W A Bogey’s Comedy Club, Willoughby, OH Wits End, Westminster, CO Comedy Works, Denver, CO And more! Laff’s Comedy Club, Albuquerque, NM 4
Book Laura Hayden for you r next event, ve nue, or schedule an intervi ew! Contact her publicist: Shennandoah Diaz Brass Knuckles Media firstname.lastname@example.org 512-‐551-‐4023 + Don’t forget to visit www.laurahayden.com