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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Fee range: $2,000 – $3,500 + expenses (if applicable)
For booking inquiries, contact:
Larry Weaver (919) 816-2884 or
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!
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
"I have heard good things regarding the performance by Leslie Norris Townsend. She related well to the ladies, and I saw her posing for photos and hugs with many of the women. She was able to engage several of the women in her performance, and that also helped to make a connection with the audience. The ladies seemed to really enjoy the presentation, and it fit well into the program for the evening. One of our units has inquired about having her for a event in the future." - Patty Richardson, Divisional Director of Women's Ministries, The Salvation Army Women's Bible Retreat (Saint Louis, MO)
"We had Leslie Norris Townsend join us for our Women's Conference and she was awesome! Very entertaining and great at interacting with the crowd. She was also very personable! We were very pleased and look forward to the hope of having her back again in the future! Loved Her!!!" - Lori Samples, Event Coordinator, Hopewell Baptist Church Mini Women of Faith Event (Holton, IN)
"Leslie Norris Townsend did a great job. From entering the church, she was very engaging with everyone she crossed paths. Not only did her humor grab our funny bones, but Leslie also grabbed our hearts. I would highly recommend her for your special event!" - John Newton, Senior Pastor, First Church of God Laugh Out Loud Dinner (Kokomo, IN)
"I just wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was to have Leslie Norris Townsend at our event. She was awesome! She did a wonderful job and all the ladies were just thrilled with her! I can't tell you how pleased we were with her. She was genuine, warm and hilarious. We just LOVED her! Thank you again." - Shirley Hoover, Women's Council, Calvary Church of the Quad Cities Women's Brunch (Moline, IL)
"Leslie Norris Townsend was exceptional! I couldn't be more pleased with her performance." - Jim Bradley, Pastor, Family Worship Center Annual Christmas Banquet (Kokomo, IN)
"Leslie Norris Townsend was great! We opened the doors to our whole community for a fun night out and everyone had a wonderful time. She had something for everyone to relate to and laugh about." - Molly Cooke, Associate Pastor, Columbia River Foursquare Church Women's Ministry Kick-off (St. Helens, OR)
"Leslie Norris Townsend was the biggest hit ever with our women! She got amazing and great reviews from on their evaluations of her. They especially loved how clean her comedy was, how she related things with her family (down to earth they said), and her references to 'Hang in there' and how God meets us where we are. They considered it a wonderful night out and time well spent!" - Sheri White, Director Of Women's Ministries,Valley Baptist Church Annual Fall Kick-Off (Bakersfield, CA)
"Leslie Norris Townsend was excellent in her performance and humor Having a comedian that gives such great clean jokes and relevant life stories was awesome! We definitely will have her return for future shows!" - Susan Kiteley, Senior Pastor, Brampton Christian Family Church WOW Ladies Legacy Event (Brampton, ON)
"Our evening with Leslie Norris Townsend was so well received. She is a great, clean comic who relates well to audiences of all ages! We were so grateful for Leslie's performance and the bright spot it brought to our fundraising event! Thanks Leslie! You are fantastic!" - Anne Arnold, Banquet Chair, Lindsey Trinity United Methodist ChurchValentine Dinner (Lindsey, OH)
"Leslie Norris Townsend was excellent. We had nothing but positive comments from our guests." - Lisa Holmes, Administrative Assistant, Faith Family Farms Customer Appreciation (Huntington, IN)
"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!" - Civil Knox, Event Planner, New Life Worship Center Christmas party (Weirton, WV)
"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." - Kendra Klassen, Women’s Ministry Director, East Side Church of God Annual Conference (Swift Current, SK)
"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!" - Yajaira Adamo, Event Planner, Living Hope Community Church Ladies Comedy Night (Jacksonville, NC)
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.