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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Performance Schedule

1/18/2019Sugarcreek, OHWomen's Conference
12/6/2018Piqua, OHChristmas Party
12/3/2018Ocean City, MDAnnual Convention
11/3/2018Sikeston, MOWomen's Conference
10/19/2018Warren, INGirls Night Out
10/13/2018Elgin, SCWomen's Conference
9/8/2018Anderson, INStand Up for Kids Fundraiser
4/20/2018Tiffin, OHComedy Night Fundraiser
3/22/2018Tampa, FLLadies Night Out
3/16/2018Raleigh, NCWomen's Conference
3/13/2018Columbus, WIAgribusiness Dinner
2/14/2018Green Bay, WILadies Day Out
2/8/2018Columbus, OHAnnual Team Conference
2/3/2018McCool Junction, NECustomer Appreciation Event
12/13/2017Fort Myers, FLChristmas Outreach
11/10/2017New Albany, INEvening of Joy
9/30/2017Milwaukee, WIWomen's Leadership Conference
9/15/2017Surprise, AZGirls Night Out
9/9/2017Indianapolis, INSisterhood Women's Conference
8/31/2017Golden, ILCattle Customer Appreciation

Fundraiser Reviews

61 Reviews: Association, Chamber, Christian, Corporate, Non-Profit, Social, Theater, Agriculture, Christmas Party, Construction, Finance, Fundraiser, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Seniors, Women, Most Recent

St. Francis Community

Fundraiser Speakers and Entertainers in Tiffin, OH

"Leslie gave a fantastic comedy performance for our fundraiser for the St. Francis Spirituality Center. Everyone enjoyed her 'down home' humor and personality!"

Director of Event Planning Office, Comedy Night Fundraiser (Tiffin, OH) 4/20/2018

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

"We were very happy with Leslie Norris Townsend's performance at our event. I have not heard any negatives which is unusual for some of our senior residents. She was very prompt and very easy to communicate with prior to the event. So we were very satisfied and would recommend her to others. Thanks again."

Stewardship Manager, Annual Fundraiser (Grand Rapids, MI) 4/15/2016

American Heart Association, Inc.

"Leslie Norris Townsend was great. She had about 25 minutes to talk and was very entertaining for the audience. I have received positive feedback from my guests."

Corporate Market Director, Go Red For Women Luncheon (San Angelo, TX) 2/4/2015

Kentucky CancerLink

"Leslie Norris Townsend absolutely exceeded our expectations. From beginning to end she entertained the crowd. Beyond the laughter there was a very heartfelt message of hope. She encouraged the audience to "enjoy the adventure" that is life because you never know where it will take you. Leslie brought our event to life."

Program Development, Breast Cancer Fundraiser (Lexington, KY) 10/16/2014

Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa

"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, Breast Cancer Fundraiser (Tuscaloosa, AL) 2/22/2014

American Heart Association, Inc.

"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 throughout the state."

Corporate Market Director, Go Red For Women Luncheon (Abilene, TX) 2/19/2014

All About You Therapeutic Massage

Fundraiser Speakers and Entertainers in Greenville, OH

"Leslie Norris Townsend was absolutely awesome!! Her comedy fit our event perfectly & she couldn't have been better! Thank you so much for having her come & do the entertaining. We had multiple compliments on her performance & enjoyed her tremendously! Thanks again!"

Owner, Ladies Night Out Fundraiser (Greenville, OH) 11/2/2013

Cancer Association of Darke County

"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, Ladies Night Out (Greenville, OH) 11/2/2013

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.

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