NEWS


Leah makes her Network Debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!

Leah is delighted to join Nick Leighton in cohosting the new podcast “Were You Raised By Wolves”  which was chosen by Apple Podcasts for their New & Noteworthy list. 

Check out BuzzFeed’s new FaceBook show “Did You See This?!” with Leah! 

Leah was over the moon to have the opportunity to host an episode of Chris Gethard Presents on MNN! Watch HARD READ now!

Please check out Leah's reel HERE.

Leah is thrilled that “Solving Leah” a comedic detective series that she wrote, starred in and produced with Frankenmel Films was an *Official Selection* of the New York Television Festival and The Portland Film Festival.

“Average Women with Average Rage” a comedy and storytelling show that Leah is doing with Ophira Eisenberg and Negin Farsad has been featured in the New York Comedy Festival,The SpeakUp RiseUp Festival, and was chosen by Comedy Central and Define American for the "Yes, and...Laughter Lab" social change initiative.

Leah was very excited to be a writer for Huffington Post's "Celebs Have Issues" series including writing on "Pinksourcing with Kristen Bell", and "Your Right to Be An Asshole With Reid Scott" which went viral!

Leah performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, for the District of Comedy Festival!

The Huffington Post named her one of their
Fifty-Three Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy listed her in the Top Ten Funniest Female Comics in the country.

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About

Leah Bonnema
Photo by Phil Provencio

Fresh off her national television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Leah Bonnema is an NYC-based comic on the rise. She’s been featured on Chris Gethard Presents, Oculus & AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, BuzzFeed, IFC’s Comedy Crib, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, Elite Daily’s Schlep and Why It’s Ok To Be A Single Girl On Valentine’s Day, Broadway Video’s The Henkle Factor with Michael Che, Vh1’s 100 Greatest seriesVProud’s You’re Not Crazy and is a regular on SiriusXM Radio. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and she was on The America Stands Up Showcase at The International Glasgow Comedy Festival. Leah has had the honor of performing with for our troops overseas, touring with Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice League and has been featured in The New York Comedy Festival, The Lucille Ball Comedy Fest at The National Comedy Center, The Women in Comedy Festival, Politicon, The Maine Comedy Festival, Netroots Nation, 360 Comedy Festival, The Piccolo Fringe, Laughing Skull Fest, The Charleston Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, AfroPunkFest and at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC for The District of Comedy Festival. Leah has been a freelance comedy writer for United Stations Radio, Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice, Huffington Post’s Celebs Have Issues series and was a contributing writer for Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street. She’s had two solo shows in NYC, Always with the Heart & Never with the Brain directed by Karen Sommers at The BMCC Theater and Wake Up and Yell at Me which had three runs at The PIT. Solving Leah, ahalf hour comedic detective series that Leah wrote, starred in and produced with Frankenmel Films, was an *Official Selection* of The New York Television Festival and The Portland Film Festival. Leah was delighted to be a part of Mark Altman’s staged performance of The Voyage Home for the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek at The Javits Center and she performed the closing monologue for A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer at The Manhattan Theater for V-Day.  The NY Times said Leah is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics” and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature.” Leah hails from rural Maine, was raised by fine artists and received her degree in With Honors from McGill University. She’s a member of EMILY’s List Creative Council andis currently writing MissConduct, a dark comedy that was showcased at The New York Television Festival Red Arrow Pitch series, was chosen to be a part of the Creative Control Industry Reading Series at The Friar’s Club and was one of four scripts nominated for *Best Screenplay* at The Atlanta Women’s Comedy Film Festival. Leah is the cohost of the new show Were You Raised By Wolves which made iTunes “New & Noteworthy” podcast list. You can find her performing almost every night of the week at top NYC venues Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, West Side Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Stand Up NY and UCB. She loves animals, mystery novels and Gandalf.



“One To Watch” - Elite Daily

“One of Funniest People You Should Know About...Her Twitter feed is equal parts intentionally
bad puns, Machiavelli references and language that would make a teamster blush tomato red.”
-
Triple J Magazine

“A Giggle Goddess” - Comediva

“It Girl....Brash and bold, leaving no prisoners and issuing no apologies.” - Holly Pinafore Mag

“Leah Bonnema is a really smart, funny female comic who tackles vulnerability in ways that are
incredible.”
- Lizz Winstead in Bustle Magazine

“The Brilliant Leah Bonnema…” - Village Voice

“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

 


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