Upcoming Shows!

May 9 @ 9p, Improv Space, Westwood (musical improv!)
May 13 @ 530p, UCB Franklin, Hollywood (musical improv!)
May 19 @ 10p, The Open Space, WeHo (improv!)
May 22 @ 930pm, The Clubhouse, Los Feliz (musical improv!)
May 24 @ 9p, The Clubhouse, Los Feliz (musical improv!)
June 14 @ 10p, Groundlings Main Stage (improv!)

Sally Hansen Commercial

Sally Hansen flew Laura out to NY to film a commercial in early September for their new ManiMatch app that matches your skin tone to perfect shades in the Sally Hansen line! Check out the app on your iPhone, and check out the commercial on YouTube HERE!

October Stand Up Schedule!

Check it check it:

Friday, 10/16 @ 730pm. The Federal Bar (upstairs stage). $12 cover (say 'Laura discount' at the door) and NO minimum - full bar! on Lankershim in North Hollywood

Monday, 10/19 @ 830pm. Haha Comedy Club. This is an awesome contest. You can buy tickets from me (its a donation to me, at least $1) - then you vote to move comics through the rounds and pick a winner! on Lankershim in North Hollywood

Feb & March Updates

HI! I can't believe it's April and that I have lived in LA for just over 9 months. I had an LA baby. Emotionally.

February was super great as I finished my short film A Breakup, produced two woman-on-the-street videos for dating website Plenty of Fish, and moved from West Hollywood to Venice Beach! (you know, in addition to some dope auditions and improv classes)

March marked the completion of the core improv program at UCB (Upright Citizen's Brigade) where I studied with Billy Merritt, Todd Fasen, and Alex Berg. I also starred in (give or take) EIGHT sketches and one short film, and began practicing with a new improv team currently called Neighborhood Watch. 

April will bring the pre-production of the next short by Beth Coyle & I, as well as the launch of our new YouTube channel. You can follow us for now on Instragram or Twitter: @SouthofRose

Stay tuned & thank you for checking in!!!


Everything is happening in 2015

I have to be better about updating this blog because so many amazing things are happening in the land of Laura McDonald.

  • My writing partner, Beth Coyle, and I have written, directed, produced, and starred in our first short film. It's called The Breakup (original!) and will be completed next week! We have a screening January 13th at 7pm in Hollywood. Email for details.
  • I am currently editing two Woman-On-The-Street / Sketch videos in response to #themandyproject who is mid-30-day dating project for plentyoffish.com - they will be posted by Valentine's Day as well!
  • The two videos will be the first videos on my new YouTube channel with Beth - you will soon be able to find us at youtube.com/fineiloveyoubye
  • Next week I am set to film two sketches about love & dating for BeastEntertainment.com
  • I am moving!

Stay tuned!!!

Short Films, YouTube Channels, and more!

Team. There is a lot happening in the land of Laura McDonald. 

First, my writing partner Beth Coyle and I are in pre-production for our first short film, The Breakup - a comedic look at how men and women deal with breakups differently. The film is being co-written, directed, and produced by Beth & I and will be out during the first week of February on our vimeo & YouTube channels, which have yet to be officially launched.

Speaking of YouTube, Beth & I are also starting a YouTube channel, which will be launched by February 1st as well. It's currently called Everything Happens So Much, though that may change. We will release weekly vlog & sketch videos starring yours truly and some of our other fancy LA friends. Stay tuned here for more information!