Comedian — New York, NY
Want funny? Want smart? Leighann Lord blends grace, charm, humor and intellect to become one of the hottest public speakers working today. You’ve seen her as an actress in movies (Radioland Murders), as a stand-up comedian on TV (HBO, Comedy Central, AspireTV), as a radio and TV co-host (StarTalk with Neil de Grasse Tyson), and as an author (Dict Jokes and Real Women Do it Standing Up). You’ve read her online (The Urban Erma and The Huffington Post) and heard her podcasts (People with Parents).
Leighann was the New York City face of the African Americans for Humanism outreach campaign sponsored by the Center for Inquiry and its Millions Living Happily Without Religion Campaign. Author Chris Johnson featured her in The Atheist Book: A Better Life.
Leighann, who can engage a range of audiences – from business gatherings to non-profit and community events – is an intuitive and engaging speaker who leaves crowds enlightened and laughing out loud.
Whether she is speaking on Parents & Aging, Love & The Power of Passion, The Importance of Fathers, or The Truth About Procrastination (which received a standing ovation at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop), Leighann is perfect for professional, civic, social and women’s organizations. Boring, she’s not.
She has been a guest speaker/panelist/moderator for: The Apollo Theater, Center for Inquiry (NYC), The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, The Museum of the Moving Image, New York Society for Ethical Culture, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Sunday Assembly.
So if you’re ready for your next gathering to blow your crowd away, book Leighann Lord.