Leighann Lord has a long history of being a clean stand up comedian, virtual speaker and professional host emcee.
Leighann Lord (Ph.D, honorary) is a veteran stand-up comedian and the author of several humor books. She is the creator of the People with Parentspodcast (where she talks about the role reversal between adult children and aging parents); and is a former co-host on StarTalkRadio,with Neil de Grasse Tyson.
Leighann has been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, and The View, and was recently seen on Netflix in the Def Comedy Jam25th Anniversary Special. She was a national finalist in the American Black Film Festival-HBO Comedy Wings Competition and received the 2019 Humanist Arts Award from the American Humanist Association.
Leighann is currently a co-host for Point of Inquiry, the podcast for the Center for Inquiry. She is the creator of the new YouTube show, “Hanging In There with Leighann Lord”and has a daily social media post called #LightheartedHistory, which takes a humorous, tongue and cheek approach to random events in history.
She is also a proud member of House Ravenclaw (with a dash of Slytherin).
With a beautiful blend of grace, charm, humor and intellect Leighann Lord has become one of the hottest public and virtual speakers working today. One of her most popular topics is Parenting Your Parents: Six Caregiver Survival Tips; When Your Empty Nest Smells Like Bengay And Mothballs. Leighann is the creator of the podcast, People with Parents, where she talks about navigating the role-reversal between adult children and their parents. Her careers as an actress (Radioland Murders), stand-up comedian (HBO, Comedy Central, AspireTV), radio and TV co-host (StarTalk with Neil de Grasse Tyson) and author have made her a intuitive and engaging speaker who leaves her audiences enlightened and entertained.
Her careers as an actress (Radioland Murders), stand-up comedian (HBO, Comedy Central, AspireTV), radio and TV co-host (StarTalk with Neil de Grasse Tyson) and author have made her a intuitive and engaging speaker who leaves her audiences enlightened and entertained.
Host Emcee – Live or Virtual
Leighann is an experienced emcee host for corporate events, business meetings, fundraisers, employee celebrations, remote team building events and more. She performs for corporate event live or virtually. Leighann is a former co-host on StarTalkRadio,with Neil de Grasse Tyson.
Award Winning Comedy
Smart, sexy, savvy, and funny, Leighann Lord’s “heads up humor” is stand-up comedy at its finest. Inspired by the brilliance of George Carlin, the smooth jazz style of Franklyn Ajaye, and the elegance of Rita Rudner, Leighann has crafted her own unique brand of Thinking Cap Comedy. It’s no wonder she received the NYC Black Comedy Award for “The Most Thought Provoking Black Female Comic.” And for two consecutive years, Leighann was Harlem Week’s official comedian. (The only other comedian in Harlem Week’s history to earn that distinction was Richard Pryor.)
More Than Stand-Up Comedy
As a comedic commentator Leighann has pulled pundit duty on VH1, Fox News, and MSNBC giving her informed and funny take on politics, world news and current events. Her popular weekly humor blog, The Urban Erma, is the longest running featured column on StageTimeMag.com and is available as a free podcast on iTunes. Leighann has also contributed various blogs on online magazines including FoxNew.com’s Team Washington, The Huffington Post, and she wrote for the pilot of The Chris Rock Show.
Leighann Lord Testimonials
“Leighann Lord was the perfect host for our client’s virtual event. She added just the right amount of lightness and levity while keeping the focus on the business at hand. She is a real pro and a lovely human being. Easy to work with and good onscreen energy, Leighann is a great virtual host and I’m sure an even better live and in person.” – Tarin Wilson, plan A events
“Everyone here is still raving about your performance! You were fantastic!” – Federal Drug Administration
“Leighann Lord was the penultimate MC, and I think added more to the event than I ever thought possible. All the feedback I heard from the audience was unanimously positive. I am really looking forward to next year.” – NECSS
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