On Saturday, April 28, I had the honor of emceeing the Unite Women New York’s Unite Against the War on Women March & Rally down in Foley Square! I got to meet some incredibly very powerful and passionate women including Unite Women New York Founder Desiree Jordan, Congress woman Carolyn Maloney, author Erica Jong, Civil Rights Activist and Hall of Famer Colia Clark, actress and activist Martha Plimpton and so many more. It was an energizing and inspiring event. Check out the excellent article by Marcia Yerman. As Jasmine Burnett (head organizer of Sister Song) said, “We will finish the war they started!”
Thank you, Leighann for another amazing performance. Everytime I see you I think "Now that's how it's supposed to be done!" Standing ovations don't come too often but when they happen, it's great so see. You truly connected with everyone in the crowd! - Peggy Boyce, Admire Entertainment
"Leighann, you made me truly love the art of comedy & the magic of finding teachable moments! Kudos, bravo, & WOW!!!"
(In response to: The Geometry of Love & Comedy)
At my last stand-up comedy college show a student came up afterwards and said, “Thanks for the ‘D’ student joke. I’m mentoring a high school student this weekend and you explained better than I could why he should get good grades.” My joke:
“The most important thing I’ve learned watching TV crime shows is that it pays to be an ‘A’ student. If you’re an ‘A’ student and you go missing, they look for you. If you’re a ‘D’ student, you’ll be duct taped in the trunk of a car thinking, ‘Wow, I should have studied more.’”
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