Leah recently returned from the Glasgow International Comedy Festival where she was on the America Stands Up Showcase.
The Huffington Post named her one of their
Fifty-Three Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy just listed her in the Top Ten Funniest Female Comics in the country.
Leah is the new Sunday Blogger for Crazytown.
Holly Pinafore Magazine featured Leah as their 'It Girl' for April.
Please follow her on Twitter to get the latest updates.
Leah Bonnema is a Stand-Up Comic in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their ‘Favorite 53 Female Comedians’ and College Candy listed Leah as one the ‘Ten Funniest Female Comics.’ She has been featured on WeTV’s ‘Cinematherapy,’ Logo TV, VH1 dot com, SiriusXM Radio (Patrice O’Neal’s ‘The Black Philip Show’ on Opie and Anthony’s Virus Channel, Maxim Radio and OutQ) on many popular podcasts. Leah has opened for comedy legends Paul Mooney, Pat Cooper and Gilbert Gottfried. She has had the honor of performing for the troops in Iraq, toured throughout the Middle East and performed for the US Marines at the famed Friar’s Club. Leah was a finalist in ‘The New York's Funniest Competition’ during the NY Comedy Festival at renowned Caroline’s on Broadway and was featured on ‘The America Stands Up Showcase’ at The Magner's Glasgow Comedy Festival in Scotland. She has performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, The 360 Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, The Reel Recovery Film Festival and at The Piccolo Fringe. Leah’s second solo show ‘Wake Up and Yell at Me’ recently debuted at the People's Improv Theater; her first show ‘Always with the Heart, Never with the Brain’ was directed by Karen Sommers in coordination with the Tribeca Artist in Residence Program and ran at the BMCC Performing Arts Theater in Tribeca. Leah produces and hosts ‘Paws for a Cause’ an annual comedy benefit for the animals of New York City and is a regular writer for Crazytown where she provides weekly comedic personal anecdotes of current events, culture and everyday encounters. Leah was chosen to perform the closing monologue at a staging of Eve Ensler's ‘A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer’ at New York City's Manhattan Theater, headlined ‘ROEvolution’ a benefit for Planned Parenthood in Michigan and runs ‘Rosie the Irreverent’-an all female comedy revue. Leah hails from the mountains of rural Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies (with a concentration in film) and minored in Women’s Studies at McGill University in Montreal. Leah headlined the ‘BreakOut Artist Series’ at Caroline's on Broadway for which AM NY Newspaper gave her a ‘Top Pick.’ Leah has been featured in The New York Times, The Daily News, The NY Post, GLOC, MUSES Magazine and Comediva who named her their “Giggle Goddess” of the month. Holly Pinafore Magazine featured Leah as their ‘It Girl’ and described her as “...brash and bold, leaving no prisoners and issuing no apologies…A New York City comic, the kind that leaves a trail of “Oh-my-gosh did she just say that?” in her wake. The answer is: Yes she did.” Leah performs regularly at top New York City clubs and rooms; for her schedule please check the calendar page, and find her on Twitter @LeahBonnema
“Leah Bonnema is the most talented comedian I've ever worked with. She is completely honest in her material and her delivery pulling directly from her everyday life and talking with the audience, making us feel at home with her and relaxed in the palm of her hand.”-Karen Sommers Theater Director and Media Arts Manager at The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles
“Leah Bonnema's stage presence is a force to be reckoned with. Her personal storytelling coupled with her rapid fire wit is unprecedented. This is one comic who truly commands your attention and dominates the stage!” -Blondelogicblog.com
“Leah Bonnema, founder and host of Rosie the Irreverent, a comedy line-up showcasing hilarious female comics, has done yearly benefits for Pets for Life NYC, an animal surrender prevention program. Leah's benefits have allowed Pets for Life NYC to assist hundreds of animals in need. She is a great asset to Pets for Life NYC as both a volunteer with the program and as the warm and welcoming host of these wonderful comedy benefits. Leah is such a fabulous comedian! And if that is not enough, we love Leah even more because she is the proud mom of two rescued guinea pigs, Tupac and R2D2." -Jenny Olsen Pets for Life NYC Coordinator The Humane Society of the United States
“The first female comic, Leah Bonnema, kicked off her set with the recent passing of Utah's Kill The Miscarriers bill. Her least controversial bit was about telling a kid in PetCo to "Shut the fuck up!" She's only the second comic I've ever seen, after Sarah Silverman, to pull off abortion jokes and I don't know that I've seen anyone do a suicide joke and make it the perfect button to their set.” -117-Hudson.com
“By far the best performance was given by the beautiful Leah Bonnema. The actress used her onstage powers to shine and is absolutely a joy to watch." -Jade Estaban Estrada, Arts and Entertainment Columnist for the Villager-New York and The Downtown Express New York
"Best of 2008"-Stagetime Magazine for placing 3rd in the Storytelling Category for the NYC Comedy Olympics
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