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About Comedian Leslie Norris Townsend

Backed by over 20 years of experience, Leslie Norris Townsend is easily one of the funniest, most entertaining comediennes working today.

Her blend of stand-up comedy, music and audience participation will move your audience from tears to laughter, while motivating, mesmerizing and captivating each one.

Whether booked at a corporate function or as the opening act for superstars like Neal McCoy, Lonestar or Dwight Yoakam, Leslie brings her unique blend of "church clean, club funny" comedy material.

That's why major corporations like Shell, Mattel, Mobil, Pepsi, and more have chosen Leslie as their featured entertainer.

Leslie 30+ television appearances include Comedy Central, A&E's "An Evening at the Improv" and sketches seen on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." She was even a Grand Finalist on "Star Search".

Leslie left behind a promising acting career to create a better life for her children. In the classic fish-out-of-water tale, she moved from Hollywood to rural Ohio to live on her family's 100 year old farm. This only added new material to her already hilarious routines.

Let Leslie Norris Townsend help you reach your laughter potential with her witty, humorous, laugh-till-you-cry comedy show!

Available Programs

Comedy Keynote
100% clean and funny. This show is all about laughs.

80% entertainment + 20% message. Besides being a reluctant farmer and proud mother, Leslie is also a successful businesswoman. She co-owns Townsend Productions, a 15,000 square foot recording facility in Celina, OH. She brings the same skills to business that has served her so well in life: letting go of ego, making the best of any situation, and good, old-fashioned hard work.

Testimonials and Reviews

"We had such an amazing event and people are still talking about how funny Leslie Norris Townsend was. She was just as much fun off stage as on and we loved every minute. I would not hesitate to put her in front of any audience. They are sure to laugh and leave happy. So glad we were able to have her for our event!" - Event Chair, Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa Breast Cancer Fundraiser (Tuscaloosa, AL)

"We were very pleased with Leslie Norris Townsend. She was extremely well received and very funny. Everyone thought she was very entertaining and we really enjoyed having her. She was a delight. I plan to recommend her to our counterparts throughtout the state." - Corporate Market Director, American Heart Association, Inc. Go Red For Women Luncheon (Abilene, TX)

"Leslie Norris Townsend did an amazing job, exceeding all of our expectations!! Both Leslie and Larry Weaver Entertainment were an incredible pleasure to work in making preparations for the event date – very organized and accommodating. Leslie's performance at the event – a “Girls' Night Out Comedy Club” sponsored by our local, community-owned hospital - was nothing short of spectacular!! She was able to quickly gauge exactly what material was appropriate and best-suited for our particular group of ladies and gave a performance to be remembered by all! Her incredible skills, plus encouraged audience participation in parts of the show resulted in an entire room of laughing ladies who were pleased with the entire night! Thank you, Leslie!!!!!!" - Marketing Coordinator, Marshall Medical Centers Girls’ Night Out (Guntersville, AL)

"Leslie Norris Townsend did an AWESOME job!!!! Great to laugh in the middle of the day." - President, Sandusky County Positive People Positive Impact Luncheon (Fremont, OH)

"We had a fabulous time! Leslie Norris Townsend was a joy to work with and professional in every way. Our banquet has never featured a comedienne, so Leslie had her work cut out for her loosening up this very traditional group! By the end of the evening, everyone was laughing and having a great time. I have received nothing but compliments on her performance. Many thanks." - Executive Director, Petal Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet (Petal, MS)

"Leslie Norris Townsend really connected with our audience. Great personality, excellent cooperation and attitude." - Commercial Manager, Lemus Construction, Inc. Customer Appreciation Party (Lafayette Hill, PA)

"Leslie Norris Townsend was absolutely awesome!! Her comedy fit our event perfectly & she couldn't have been better! We had multiple compliments on her performance & enjoyed her tremendously! Thanks again!" - Event Planner, Cancer Association of Darke County Ladies Night Out (Greenville, OH)

"Leslie Norris Townsend was wonderful. We had an evening with delayed openings, multiple speakers, children performers, concert quality strings, live auction and karaoke. Leslie was very gracious about working around the shifting schedule, delivered all her lines, and did splendidly with the live auction and the karaoke." - Vice President, China Midwest America Chamber of Commerce Chinese New Year Gala (Cincinnati, OH)

"We very much enjoyed Leslie Norris Townsend's performance. Our CEO was particularly happy with the way our doctors were drawn into the interactive finish. We received lots of compliments." - Special Events Coordinator, Effingham Health System Annual Lunch, Laugh & Learn (Springfield, GA)

"Leslie Norris Townsend's performance was full of laughter. Our audience enjoyed participating in her interactive presentation. If you want fun and laughter, Leslie is the one." - Director of Activities , MorningSide Mother's Day Celebration (Indianapolis, IN)

"This is our second time using Leslie Norris Townsend this year. As before, she did an absolutely OVER THE TOP performance for our group!!!! We appreciate her talent so much and loved having her back to good ol' Alabama!" - Marketing Coordinator, Marshall Medical Centers Medical Group Management Association Annual Meeting (Albertville, AL)

For fans of: Ellen DeGeneres, Rita Rudner, Paula Poundstone and other clean, funny female comediennes

Available for: Corporate Event, Trade Show, Convention, Conference, Awards Banquet, Staff Appreciation Dinner, Special Event, Festival, Fair, School, College, Country Club, Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Christmas Party, Benefit, Fundraiser, Concert, Private Party, Keynote, Association

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