Laurie Kilmartin

Laurie Kilmartin is an open book. Over the course of her 30-plus years in comedy, we’ve heard her discuss everything from the birth of her son (and raising him as a single mom), coping with the death of her parents, and the unequal treatment of women in the world of stand-up comedy. Whether she’s on stage, on her podcast, The Jackie and Laurie Show with hometown comedy favorite Jackie Kashian, or in print, including her 2012 bestselling book Shitty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us, Kilmartin is raw, honest, and funny in a way that feels less like she’s performing, and more like she’s exhaling her thoughts and feelings. She’s been an Acme regular for nearly 20 years, and each time she comes to town, it’s like catching up with an old friend (who is much funnier than your regular friends). Six shows through Saturday. WED 7/19, various times, $18-$22, 18+