Leanne Morgan is a stand-up who after 20 years in the business has taken the comedy world by storm with a completely unique rise to fame. Breaking all the rules, she has become one of the hottest comics on the scene, selling out the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Theatre, and even earning her own Netflix special, “Leanne Morgan: I’m every woman.
THE NASHVILLE COMEDY FESTIVAL
Born and raised in rural Tennessee, I would bet Leanne never imagined herself selling out the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Theatre in the same week, being the hottest attraction in the Nashville Comedy Festival which I think is one of the best comedy festivals in the world. She worked as a registered nurse for 16 years before finally pursuing comedy full-time. I guess it wasn’t until a friend convinced her to enter a comedy competition that she realized her how big her talent was. She quickly became a regular in the Southern comedy scene, performing at clubs and events throughout the region. Her relatable humor and down-to-earth persona resonated with audiences, and pretty soon, (or at least what now seems to be ‘pretty soon’) was booking gigs across the country.
But it wasn’t until 2020 that her career took off. With the pandemic forcing many comedians to cancel their tours and shows, she took to social media to share her funny observations on quarantine life. Her videos went viral and she gained thousands of new followers almost overnight.
BREAKING THE RULES
Her unique perspective on life as a nurse and mother, combined with her Southern charm and one of a kind delivery has made her one of the most sought-after comedians in the country. Leanne’s rise to fame is a testament to the power of breaking the rules and following your dreams. It’s really an inspiration to me, and I bet a lot of comics. Despite starting her comedy career later in life, she has become one of the most beloved comics in the industry. Her ability to find humor in even the most difficult situations, and her relatable and down-to-earth persona, have won over audiences everywhere.
This is the trailer to her new special on Netflix.
Her Netflix special, like all her work, is so accessible and appealing and funny. It’s relatable. Even more than that, it goes down so easy. Like good whiskey. (Said the 38 year sober ex- drunk.) But it does. It has a warmth to it that a lot of stand-up doesn’t have. Even her more adult stuff. I have the feeling she’s going after bigger fish too. Maybe some movies, like Dolly Parton or Jane Fonda type stuff. Who knows? She seems to have a lot of love in her life, a lot of family and friends and support and a lot of confidence that comes from that, and years in the making.
Nothing but respect. Watch her special. Go buy tickets when she comes anywhere close to where you are. She’s right there in the strike zone of what I love about the new world of comedy.
Check out her website to get her tour dates.
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