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Leighann Lord is a veteran standup comedian who has been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, The View, and in the Netflix Def Comedy Jam25th Anniversary Special. In addition to performing for the troops in the Middle East, she was named one of the 35 Most Hilarious Comedians of Diversity, a national finalist in the American Black Film Festival-HBO Comedy Wings Competition,andshe received the American Humanist Association's Humanist Arts Award. Clips of her recent Dry Bar comedy special, I Mean Business,can be seen on her YouTube channel and in the DryBar app.
Leighann is the author of several humor books including Dict Jokes: Alternate Definitions for Words You've Probably Never Heard of But Will Definitely Never Forget and Real Women Do It Standing Up: Stories from the Career of a Very Funny Lady available on Amazon. She is the creator of the People with Parents podcast (where she talks about the role reversal between adult children and aging parents); and is a former co-host of the Emmy-nominated StarTalk with Neil de Grasse Tyson.
Leighann is currently host of the Center For Inquiry's online lecture series, Skeptical Inquirer Presents and will be appearing in the Showtime comedy special, Funny Women of a Certain Age.