Laura Kightlinger (born June 13, 1969, in Jamestown, New York, USA) is an American comedian. She hosted Stand-Up Stand-Up on Comedy Central.
Kightlinger also works as a writer and consulting producer on Will & Grace, and has a recurring guest role on the series as Sheila, a nurse at a fertility clinic.
She has also been a writer for the MTV animated series Daria and for the 20th season of Saturday Night Live. During that season, she also played various characters in the sketches.
In the UK she presented "United States of Television" for Channel 4 which was a selection of public access TV clips interspersed with Kightlinger's wry commentary.
In 1999 she released a book, "Quick Shots of False Hope," a collection of short autobiographical stories.
For several years, Kightlinger dated actor Jack Black, with whom she guest-starred on an episode of Will & Grace, though media reports in late 2005 stated that the couple had separated.