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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Available Presentations Include:

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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Christian Humor

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

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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Performance Schedule

4/20/2018Tiffin, OHComedy Night Fundraiser
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
8/31/2017Golden, ILCustomer Appreciation Event
8/12/2017Columbus, OHAnnual Convention
6/13/2017Brookings, SDAg Women's Day Program
5/19/2017Piqua, OHMissions Fundraiser
5/15/2017Washington Court House, OHMother Daughter Dinner
5/13/2017Kokomo, INWomen's Luncheon
5/10/2017Celina, OHEmployee Appreciation Banquet
5/7/2017Greensburg, INWomen's Tea
5/5/2017Minneapolis, MNWomen's Retreat
5/3/2017Odessa, TXGo Red for Women Luncheon
4/25/2017Pulaski, TNWomen's Luncheon
4/6/2017Minot, NDAnnual Meeting
4/4/2017Fairmont, MNSpring Client Days
4/1/2017Little Rock, ARCareer Achievement Award Banquet
3/11/2017Indianapolis, INAnnual Spring Conference

Agriculture Reviews

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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."

Farm Loan Specialist, Ag Women's Day Program (Brookings, SD) 6/13/2017

Indiana Farm Bureau Inc.

"Leslie Norris Townsend is a one-of-a-kind entertainer! She brings such a vibrant energy with her that is sure to engage any group or crowd. Her smile lights up a room and her ability to relate with people of all walks of life is a true asset. Leslie made our event great by adding a bit of happiness and laughter into the day. If anyone is looking for someone to bring some fun to their event, I’d definitely recommend Leslie. She is a true gem to work with!"

Women’s Leadership Program Coordinator, Annual Spring Conference (Indianapolis, IN) 3/11/2017

Farm Women's Symposium

"Thank you to Leslie Norris Townsend for a funny and enthusiastic presentation that ended our three-day Farm Women's Symposium. The ladies loved it!! Many laughed until they had tears in their eyes. So many could relate to the stories she told because we had been there and done that! She was the perfect ending for our program - just the way we like to send everyone home - with smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts as they head home to face all the craziness of life on the farm! Thanks again."

Event Planner, Annual Meeting (Midland, MI) 3/13/2015

POET Biorefining

"We have received nothing but excellent feedback about Leslie’s performance. She did a great job of selecting material that engaged our audience of farmers, and had a great knack at picking out “volunteers” that would be entertaining to the audience as well. One attendee called the next day to let us know how much he enjoyed the show wanted everyone involved to know “that it was refreshing to be able to laugh - and laugh hard - at something that wasn’t raunchy.” I know several in attendance are considering hiring her for entertainment at their organization’s future meetings. All of the business cards she had at the door disappeared. Thank you again for making our first customer dinner a successful one."

Commodity Manager, Customer Appreciation Dinner (Portland, IN) 8/2/2014

Where does Leslie Norris Townsend perform?

Leslie Norris Townsend has recently performed in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, 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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