NEWS


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 is featured in the New York Comedy Festival and The SpeakUp RiseUp Festival.

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

Leah was thrilled to write for Lizz Winstead's Lady Parts Justice and tour with them throughout the United States.

Leah headlined The Stand Comedy Clubs in Scotland where The Scotsman Newspaper called Leah "A Force of Nature".

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

Leah Bonnema is a stand-up comic based in New York City. She’s been featured on AXS
TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, 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 series, VProud’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.
Bonnema has had the honor of performing with the USO overseas, touring with Lizz
Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice League and has been featured in The New York Comedy Festival,
The Women in Comedy Festival, Politicon, The Maine Comedy Festival, 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. Bonnema 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 has 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, a half hour
comedic detective series that Bonnema wrote, starred in and produced with Frankenmel Films,
was an *Official Selection* of The 2017 New York Television Festival and The 2018 Portland
Film Festival. Bonnema 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 Bonnema is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young
comics”
and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature.” Bonnema hails from Maine and
received her degree in With Honors from McGill University. She’s a member of EMILY’s List
Creative Council and is currently writing MissConduct, a dark comedy that was showcased at
The 2018 New York Television Festival Red Arrow Pitch series. You can find Bonnema
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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