Leslie Norris Townsend
Backed by over 20 years of experience, Leslie Norris Townsend is easily one of the funniest, most entertaining comediennes working today. 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.
As a teenager, Leslie lost her mother to cancer and father to alcoholism. Left to raise her younger siblings, she never lost her positive outlook. She went from food stamps to Star Search grand champion finalist, with $100,000 within her grasp. Devastated that she didn't take home the Grand prize, it wasn't until years later that Leslie saw that God had bigger plans. Her dramatic story will motivate and inspire all.
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 and work on her family's 100 year old farm. This only added new material to her already hilarious routines.
Besides being a 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.
Available Presentations Include:
Christian Humor and Inspiration
Christian comedy for congregations of every size and personality. Leslie offers an interesting and intriguing look at marriage, motherhood and the perfect balancing act desired by women.More About this Presentation
From Hollywood to the Farm
Agriculture humor from a decidedly different perspective as Green Acres comes to life! In the classic fish-out-of-water tale, Leslie moves from Hollywood to rural Ohio to live and work on her family's 100-year-old farm.More About this Presentation
Clean Humor and Inspiration
100% clean stand-up comedy, music and audience participation. Leslie can move audiences from tears to laughter while motivating, mesmerizing and captivating each one.More About this Presentation
|1/18/2019||Sugarcreek, OH||Women's Conference|
|12/3/2018||Ocean City, MD||Annual Convention|
|11/3/2018||Sikeston, MO||Women's Conference|
|10/13/2018||Elgin, SC||Women's Conference|
|9/8/2018||Anderson, IN||Stand Up for Kids Fundraiser|
|4/20/2018||Tiffin, OH||Comedy Night Fundraiser|
|3/22/2018||Tampa, FL||Ladies Night Out|
|3/16/2018||Raleigh, NC||Women's Conference|
|3/13/2018||Columbus, WI||Agribusiness Dinner|
|2/14/2018||Green Bay, WI||Ladies Day Out|
|2/8/2018||Columbus, OH||Annual Team Conference|
|2/3/2018||McCool Junction, NE||Customer Appreciation Event|
|12/13/2017||Fort Myers, FL||Christmas Outreach|
|11/10/2017||New Albany, IN||Evening of Joy|
|9/30/2017||Milwaukee, WI||Women's Leadership Conference|
|9/15/2017||Surprise, AZ||Girls Night Out|
|9/9/2017||Indianapolis, IN||Sisterhood Women's Conference|
|8/31/2017||Golden, IL||Cattle Customer Appreciation|
|8/12/2017||Columbus, OH||Annual Convention|
|6/13/2017||Brookings, SD||Ag Women's Day Program|
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St. Francis Community
"Leslie gave a fantastic comedy performance for our fundraiser for the St. Francis Spirituality Center. Everyone enjoyed her 'down home' humor and personality!"
North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation
"Leslie did an excellent job. Our group loved her. Thank you!"
The Village Church at Shell Point
"I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Leslie's time with us. In one word it was PERFECT! We had a sell-out crowd and could have sold many more tickets if we had the space. It was an amazing event with almost 200 women just having a super fun time. Leslie was all and even more than you advertised her to be. She was easy to work with, lots of fun and just a delightful person in every way. We laughed the entire hour she spoke. Her content was so relatable to us women. She is truly one of the funniest entertainers I have heard. I think the main thing that our ladies enjoyed about Leslie was how she so naturally and comfortably related to us, her audience. Our women enjoyed participating with her and especially when she did the 12 days of Christmas. Leslie even drew the TV man we had on hand into her act. He could not stop laughing. It was all so much fun and I don't know when I have laughed so much and so hard. Thank you for sending her our way! Our ladies here at Shell Point are still talking about Leslie and her time with us and will do so far into the future! She was more than we expected, amazing and wonderful and we loved having her."
Radiant Church Assembly of God
"We were so blessed to have Leslie Norris Townsend be a part of our event! So many women walked away saying that they had a Fabulous evening! They absolutely LOVED her! Thank you again Leslie for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and spend a few days with us. It was my pleasure to get to know her!"
Dearwester Grain Services, Inc.
"Leslie was a very energetic, positive speaker. We enjoyed her energy and enthusiasm. Her opening song was unexpected from our crowd and I'm not sure how well that went over. From there, her stand up section took a while for our crowd to warm up. It's a tough farmer crowd to win over but that didn't stop her. Once she got the crowd involved with her 12 Days of Christmas bit, the crowd really opened up and started rolling. Overall, we were very pleased to have Leslie at our Customer Appreciation event."
Brookings County Farm Service Agency
"We were very pleased with Leslie Norris Townsend's performance - lots of laughter and kept it very light hearted. Positive comments from many of our attendees."
Family Worship Center
"Leslie Norris Townsend is a down-to-earth and consummate professional. She gave a humorous and hope-filled Mother's Day presentation that filled the room with love and laughter."
First Baptist Church
"Leslie Norris Townsend had us rolling out of our seats!! One of the highlights of the show was the 12 Days of Christmas! She had audience participation and it was awesome! The audience really resonated with the 12 ladies who were chosen to participate in this skit. One lady told me that she hadn't laughed that hard in a very long time. Another lady told me she needed that because she was having a tough time and she needed to laugh. This was a huge success and the ladies of our church enjoyed it tremendously! Thank you, Leslie!"
The Salvation Army
"If I have one word to describe Leslie Townsend it would be "Connection" She connects to any type of crowd. She works her trade well. As a comedian she makes you laugh and feels your empty heart with joy. But the "connection" that makes you feel like you're not alone in the world in daily struggles of life and how she brings it all back to laughter and joy is what makes her a good guest for any event. If you want your guests to feel connected, appreciated, entertained, and leave with a soul full of joy, she is your comedian for your special event."
American Heart Association, Inc.
"Leslie Norris Townsend was very easy to work with and got some great laughs."
Giles County Chamber
"Wow! Our audience of women LOVED Leslie Norris Townsend! It always nice to laugh at the things we women go through in life. Leslie provided very uplifting material perfect for all ages. I would recommend her to anyone!"
Farm Credit Services of North Dakota
"We had a quiet group that night but Leslie did a nice job of trying to relate to an ag audience. Clean and fun humor."
Where does Leslie Norris Townsend perform?
Leslie Norris Townsend has recently performed in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, just to name a few.