Comedian Laurie McDermott, known to thousands of fans as “The CEO of the House,” is a captivating performer with a fresh face and a unique point-of-view that has fans clamoring to hear what she’s going to say next.
A mix between sweet Mary Tyler Moore and manipulative Eva Longoria on “Desperate Housewives,” Laurie has the incredible ability to perform to any audience, in any arena, large or small, innocently switching material from sweet and clean to sharp, edgy and unobviously dirty.
Touring Internationally and the US since 1995, Laurie, the Second City Graduate and Chicago native now living in Los Angeles, appears at comedy clubs, festivals, casinos, corporate events, concert events, and when she’s not afraid to vomit or wobble on her feet, cruise ships as far away as Hong Kong and Korea on Military Tours.
Laurie has also appeared in dozens of commercials (Disney, Direct TV and Ikea) and television shows (LA Exclusive, Movies & More, Comic Relief IV and Comic Diva’s Live). Laurie even hosted a wildly spontaneous advice-call-in radio show she created for Classic Hits 97FM, titled, “For Lovers Only.”
An award-winning author and syndicated columnist, Laurie’s laugh-out-loud articles and columns appear regularly in Family, Bride and Parenting Magazines. In Los Angeles, it’s the magazines “LA family” and “The Crayon Report,” where one can always find the most current published printing of Laurie’s well-followed and well-loved, “The CEO of the House” column.
Laurie even created a new series of books, “The CEO of the House,” published after a ‘quiet’ fan approached Laurie and practically screamed, “When are you going to put your columns in a book that I can buy to read when I need a good laugh!!” Laurie immediately put the book into fruition and there are plans of publishing five more volumes as well as three children’s books that are going into production next summer. (Laurie wishes to thank this short, blonde-ambitious fan for being so bold. That’s something Laurie would do…well, not publish a book, but yell at someone else for not doing so.)
Loyal fans are also anticipating the new Nickelodeon television show, "Road Mamas" which will star Laurie, two of her best friends and all of their children. Also in development is Laurie's sitcom, based on her comedy and book, “The CEO of the House.”
On the horizon, watch for more books from “The CEO of the House” series as well as Laurie's touring comedy show that will surely be coming to a theater near you.
On a personal note; Laurie is Mom to 4 kids: Ty, Meg, Roc and Brad (12, 8, 5 and 37 years - he's her biggest problem). Her days with the kids are filled with yelling, screaming, lots of crying (most of the time that’s just her) and laughter, laughter laughter.
Quotes Laurie lives by:
“Don’t just sit there complaining…shut-up, get up and go make it happen.”
“Forget being seriously, in another 50 years you’ll be dead or too old to care.”
“If you quit, somebody else gets to live your dream.”
"To get something you never had, you gotta do something you never did!"