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.
"Leslie Norris Townsend did a fantastic job. Audience participation, material, promptness, professionalism -- it was all great. Everything went very well from booking to performance. I will highly recommend her."
- President, Company Christmas Party in Van Wert, OH
"Leslie Norris Townsend was absolutely wonderful. She meet all of my expectations and more. The employees and physicians really laughed which is exactly what they needed. One of our CEO’s from local area hospitals participated in one of her activities, he told her he was the Janitor. He text me later that night and told me he had a great time. So thank you and Leslie. It was the perfect party."
- CEO, Company Celebration in Parkersburg, WV
"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."
- Women's Connections Chair, Christmas Outreach in Fort Myers, FL
"Leslie Norris Townsend was fantastic! Young, old and everyone in between enjoyed themselves at our event. Our theme was JOY and Leslie went above and beyond the mark we had set for our event. She was great to work with."
- Family Ministries Pastor, Women's Christmas Celebration in Regina, SK
"Leslie Norris Townsend was exceptional! I couldn't be more pleased with her performance."
- Pastor, Volunteer Appreciation Banquet in Kokomo, IN
|5/2/2019||Tiffin, OH||Client Appreciation Event|
|4/25/2019||Beaver Dam, WI||Focus on Women|
|4/23/2019||Greenville, MS||Annual Meeting|
|2/16/2019||Elkhart Lake, WI||Women's Retreat|
|2/11/2019||Morton, MN||Annual Meeting|
|2/2/2019||Altoona, IA||Young Farmer Conference|
|1/25/2019||St. Peters, MO||Girls Night Out|
|1/18/2019||Sugarcreek, OH||Women's Conference|
|12/15/2018||Richmond, IN||Company Christmas Party|
|12/6/2018||Piqua, OH||Christmas Party|
|12/3/2018||Ocean City, MD||Annual Convention|
|11/3/2018||Sikeston, MO||Women's Conference|
|10/19/2018||Warren, IN||Girls Night Out|
|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|
Leslie Norris Townsend has recently performed in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 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.