Class is in Session! How to Hate Yourself Teaches Theater-Goers the Humor of Self-Hate at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Hollywood, CA, May 03, 2015 –(– Laura House’s original, one-woman comedy show How to Hate Yourself makes its world premiere with a limited engagement at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 5, 2015. How to Hate Yourself, written and performed by comedian and seasoned television writer Laura House (Mom, Samantha Who), traces her quest for fulfillment in all the wrong places.

The 50-minute show is based on House’s web series in which she plays “an internationally renowned self-help/self-hate coach” who shows the audience how to hate yourself “more deeply than you ever thought possible.” With an absurd stance, the show satirically pokes fun at the self-help industry. House teaches the audience methods to hate yourself, such as “Make a list of everyone who’s better than you” and “Create a Resentment Box.” Some of her techniques hit close to home in modern times, such as “Look at other people on Facebook having more fun than you! They live better!”

How to Hate Yourself weaves House’s high-energy “self-hate coaching” lessons with her own more grounded persona and life story. She reveals her funny yet heart-breaking tale of being adopted and her obsession to find her birth mother in order to fill a deep inner emotional void. House is a hilarious, vulnerable and truly engaging storyteller, showcasing her highs, lows and recovery, including being the star of the MTV show Austin Stories, undertaking a three-month meditation retreat in India, learning to be a raw food chef in Bali and battling depression and alcoholism.

“If we do work to love ourselves, but we still hear an inner voice of doubt and fear, we start to wonder if maybe that voice is right. We all have a bit of self-doubt in us, and this show shines light on that deep-dark voice in an honest, humorous way,” says House.

How to Hate Yourself is directed by Craig Anton (Mad Men, Mr. Show).

Tickets are $15 and go on sale to the public May 1 at

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About Laura House

Laura House is a comedian, writer and meditation teacher. Her first showbiz job was starring as herself on MTV’s first scripted sitcom, Austin Stories, which she also co-created. She’s performed stand-up on HBO, Comedy Central and NBC, and has been on the writing teams for The George Lopez Show, Blue Collar TV, the Emmy-winning Samantha Who? and Mom. She has developed shows for ABC and FX with Barry Sonnenfeld and Katey Sagal and has been Executive Producer of a sketch pilot at Nickelodeon. Laura is a prominent comic and storyteller locally in Los Angeles and has collaborated on several books, including True Tales of Lust and Love and is about to release her own memoir of personal essays called Hungry. Contact Laura at

About Hollywood Fringe Festival

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.

Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curative body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer. Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.

Calendar Listing for How To Hate Yourself

Venue: Lounge Theater 6201 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Performances: Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at 10 pm; Sunday, June 14 at 8 pm; Friday, June 19 at 10 pm; Saturday, June 20 at 10 pm; and Sunday June 28 at 11:30 am

Tickets: Price: $15.00 In Person – Lounge Theatre Box Office 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Online – Phone – 323-469-9988
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Laura House