‘Madtv’s’ Lauren Dombrowski dies

Producer began her career as stand-up comic

Lauren Dombrowski, co-executive producer and writer for “Madtv,” died from cancer Oct. 8 in Los Angeles. She was 51.

She began her career as a stand-up comic and sketch comedian and was one of the few women who performed regularly in Boston’s comedy scene alongside friends Steven Wright, David Cross and Denis Leary.

“Lauren was one of the funniest people ever to grace this earth,” said Leary. “She made me laugh out loud every single time we saw each other.”

After leaving Boston, Dombrowski moved to Los Angeles and joined the staff of “Madtv” where she served as writer and co- exec producer for 11 years.

She is survived by her husband, Marko Babineau, three sisters and her parents.

Donations may be made to The City Of Hope, 1500 East Duarte Rd., Duarte, California 91010.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, 17190 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades.

More TV

  • ATLANTA -- "Alligator Man" -- Season

    Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Feb. 26, 2018

    Lauren Dombrowski, co-executive producer and writer for “Madtv,” died from cancer Oct. 8 in Los Angeles. She was 51. She began her career as a stand-up comic and sketch comedian and was one of the few women who performed regularly in Boston’s comedy scene alongside friends Steven Wright, David Cross and Denis Leary. “Lauren was […]

  • Fireworks light up the sky during

    TV Ratings: Winter Olympics Hit Back-to-Back Lows in Final Days

    Lauren Dombrowski, co-executive producer and writer for “Madtv,” died from cancer Oct. 8 in Los Angeles. She was 51. She began her career as a stand-up comic and sketch comedian and was one of the few women who performed regularly in Boston’s comedy scene alongside friends Steven Wright, David Cross and Denis Leary. “Lauren was […]

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    Lauren Dombrowski, co-executive producer and writer for “Madtv,” died from cancer Oct. 8 in Los Angeles. She was 51. She began her career as a stand-up comic and sketch comedian and was one of the few women who performed regularly in Boston’s comedy scene alongside friends Steven Wright, David Cross and Denis Leary. “Lauren was […]

  • 'Seven Seconds' TV show premiere

    Regina King Talks Heaviness of Role in 'Seven Seconds'

    Lauren Dombrowski, co-executive producer and writer for “Madtv,” died from cancer Oct. 8 in Los Angeles. She was 51. She began her career as a stand-up comic and sketch comedian and was one of the few women who performed regularly in Boston’s comedy scene alongside friends Steven Wright, David Cross and Denis Leary. “Lauren was […]

  • John Oliver Lawsuit Dismissed: 'Last Week

    John Oliver Victorious: Coal CEO's Defamation Suit Dismissed

    Lauren Dombrowski, co-executive producer and writer for “Madtv,” died from cancer Oct. 8 in Los Angeles. She was 51. She began her career as a stand-up comic and sketch comedian and was one of the few women who performed regularly in Boston’s comedy scene alongside friends Steven Wright, David Cross and Denis Leary. “Lauren was […]

  • Baz Luhrmann

    Olympic Figure Skating Revives 'Moulin Rouge' and Baz Luhrmann Is Loving It (EXCLUSIVE)

    Lauren Dombrowski, co-executive producer and writer for “Madtv,” died from cancer Oct. 8 in Los Angeles. She was 51. She began her career as a stand-up comic and sketch comedian and was one of the few women who performed regularly in Boston’s comedy scene alongside friends Steven Wright, David Cross and Denis Leary. “Lauren was […]

  • UnReal Athena Film Festival

    How Trump Beating Clinton Impacted the Gender Politics of 'UnReal' Season 3

    Lauren Dombrowski, co-executive producer and writer for “Madtv,” died from cancer Oct. 8 in Los Angeles. She was 51. She began her career as a stand-up comic and sketch comedian and was one of the few women who performed regularly in Boston’s comedy scene alongside friends Steven Wright, David Cross and Denis Leary. “Lauren was […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content