Leanne Morgan @ Overture Center for the Arts

201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
United States

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Leanne knew at the age of five that she wanted to be a comedian but being born and raised in Middle Tennessee in a farming community of 500 people, she didn’t know how in the world it was going to happen. At age 10, after “killing” in the 4-H talent show, she was bitten by the performance bug.

Leanne graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Child and Family Studies, married her husband, Chuck, and moved to Bean Station, Tenn. in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. After having her first baby, she was in absolute heaven, but she still had a tug in her heart to do stand-up. To make a little spending money, Leanne started selling jewelry at home parties. She was supposed to talk about the jewelry but instead talked about breastfeeding, hemorrhoids and being a mama. Women thought she was funny and said, “you need to do stand up!” That gave Leanne the courage to really go for it!

Leann and her family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where Leanne finally had access to comedy clubs and things quickly started to happen. She appeared on The View’s “Hilarious Housewives” segment, Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom and has toured with the Southern Fried Chicks. Leanne’s storied career has landed her on stage at the Montreal Comedy Festival and has brought her development deals for her own sitcom with ABC and Warner Brothers, writer/producer Matt Williams (“Rosanne” and “Home Improvement”),TV Land and currently with Sony Television. Clips from Leanne’s Dry Bar Comedy Special “So Yummy” garnered over 50 million views and opened her up to a whole new audience. Now after 22 years in comedy, Leanne is embarking on her 100-city Big Panty Tour across the U.S. with Outback Presents.

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