Leslie speaks nationwide at corporate events, conventions and Christian meetings. Her blend of stand-up comedy, music and audience participation will move your audience from tears to laughter, while motivating, mesmerizing and ultimately captivating each one.
"If I have one word to describe Leslie Townsend it would be "Connection" She connects to any type of crowd. She works her trade well. As a comedian she makes you laugh and feels your empty heart with joy. But the "connection" that makes you feel like you're not alone in the world in daily struggles of life and how she brings it all back to laughter and joy is what makes her a good guest for any event. If you want your guests to feel connected, appreciated, entertained, and leave with a soul full of joy, she is your comedian for your special event."
Minneapolis, MN 5/5/2017
"Leslie Norris Townsend had us rolling out of our seats!! One of the highlights of the show was the 12 Days of Christmas! She had audience participation and it was awesome! The audience really resonated with the 12 ladies who were chosen to participate in this skit. One lady told me that she hadn't laughed that hard in a very long time. Another lady told me she needed that because she was having a tough time and she needed to laugh. This was a huge success and the ladies of our church enjoyed it tremendously! Thank you, Leslie!"
Women's Ministry Director, Women's Tea
Greensburg, IN 5/7/2017
"Thanks again for a great performance here in Tiffin Last Friday! You were great... and prove that good, clean comedy is still alive and well. I've heard many positive kudos!"
Director of Mission Advancement
Tiffin, OH 4/20/2018
"Leslie was a very energetic, positive speaker. We enjoyed her energy and enthusiasm. Her opening song was unexpected from our crowd and I'm not sure how well that went over. From there, her stand up section took a while for our crowd to warm up. It's a tough farmer crowd to win over but that didn't stop her. Once she got the crowd involved with her 12 Days of Christmas bit, the crowd really opened up and started rolling. Overall, we were very pleased to have Leslie at our Customer Appreciation event."
Sales/Event Co-Coordinator, Cattle Customer Appreciation
Golden, IL 8/31/2017
Clean stand-up comedy, music and audience participation that is as much “show” as it is “party.” Leslie has the experience to connect with your group with laughs from beginning to end through song, dance, and laughter. As seen on 30+ television appearances including Comedy Central, A&E’s And Jay Leno.
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, she realized years later that it was all part of a bigger plan. Her dramatic story will motivate and inspire all.
Agriculture humor from a decidedly different perspective as Green Acres comes to life! In the classic fish-out-of-water tale, Leslie moves from Hollywood to rural Ohio to live and work on her family’s 100-year-old farm. She raises her family in rural American on little money and no farm experience by using lots of laughs and accepting her surroundings. She teaches you the lessons learned by laughing though adversities.