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Comedienne Leslie Norris Townsend

Female Christian comedian & women's speaker

Leslie has tickled the funny bones and charmed the hearts of hundreds of churches, retreats, conferences, festivals, and Christian functions across the country – from revivals to women’s retreats, to sanctuaries to Bible studies, to fundraisers and fellowship halls.

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Comedienne Leslie Norris Townsend


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Backed by over 20 years of experience, Leslie Norris Townsend is easily one of the funniest, most entertaining Christian comediennes working today.

Her blend of stand-up comedy, music and audience participation will move your audience from tears to laughter, while motivating, mesmerizing and captivating each one.

She offers congregations of every size and personality an interesting and intriguing look at marriage, motherhood and the perfect balancing act desired by women. Leslie proves you can have it all without losing your mind! A powerful woman’s speaker, Leslie promotes self worth and strengthening women to be their best.

But her show isn't just for women. Leslie's comedy appeals to everyone from all walks of life. Plus her sidesplitting show can include a heartwarming message about hanging on to your faith in a changing world. 

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.” She was even a Grand Finalist on "Star Search".

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.

Let Leslie Norris Townsend help you reach your laughter potential with her witty, humorous, laugh-till-you-cry comedy show!

Available Programs

Christian Comedy
100% clean and funny. In addition to all of the laughs, Leslie is happy to share her testimony if desired.

80% entertainment + 20% message. 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. The surprise ending to this story will motivate and inspire all.

Testimonials and Reviews

"Leslie Norris Townsend was excellent. We had nothing but positive comments from our guests." - Administrative Assistant, Faith Family Farms Customer Appreciation (Huntington, IN) 12/13/2012

"We LOVED Leslie Norris Townsend! She was so personable and she fit our event perfectly! So many of the ladies commented on how much fun they had. We would love to have her return!" - Event Planner, New Life Worship Center Christmas party (Weirton, WV) 11/30/2012

"Leslie Norris Townsend was an ABSOLUTE JOY!!! Everyone loved her. We are already planning an event for the latter part of 2013 including Leslie! Thanks soooooo much for recommending her." - Women’s Ministry Director, East Side Church of God Annual Conference (Swift Current, SK) 11/17/2012

"Leslie Norris Townsend was truly a blessing in our church and our community. We enjoyed spending every moment with her and she is truly talented. May God continue to bless her!" - Event Planner, Living Hope Community Church Ladies Comedy Night (Jacksonville, NC) 11/3/2012

Available for: Outreach event, Upward Awards, Campus Crusade, Celebrate Recovery, Pastor's Ball, Spiritual Retreat, Senior Adult Banquet, Junior/Senior Prom, Family Night, Singles Night, Festival, Fair, Carnival, Christian School, Christian College, Assembly, Formal, Service, Valentine's Dinner, Christmas Party, Benefit, Concert, Reunion, Homecoming, Luncheon, Dinner, Cruise, Men's Retreat, Salvation Army event.

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