Come laugh the night away! This annual stand-up comedy event has become a great escape from the winter blues and features three professional comics. This year headliner Leighann Lord, featured comic Lee Hardin, and emcee Wesley Ward will perform at the historic opera house.
LEARN ABOUT THE COMEDIANS:
Headliner Leighann Lord has been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, and The View, and was recently seen on Netflix in the Def Comedy Jam25th Anniversary Special. She was a national finalist in the American Black Film Festival-HBO Comedy Wings Competition and received the 2019 Humanist Arts Award from the American Humanist Association. Lord is a veteran stand-up comedian and the author of several humor books. She is the creator of the People with Parentspodcast (where she talks about the role reversal between adult children and aging parents); and is a former co-host on StarTalkRadio,with Neil de Grasse Tyson.
A Queens, NY resident who has performed internationally – including for U. S. troops stationed in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom – Lord says, “I believe that humor makes people happy. Happiness gives us hope and my hope is that if we can laugh together we can live together.” Learn more about Leighann HERE.
Featured comic Lee Hardin, based out of Nashville, Tennessee, has been touring the country relentlessly, performing in comedy clubs, churches, corporate events, and once on a farm for prisoners. His work on the road paid off in 2019 with the release of his Drybar Comedy special, “Not Quite A Grown-Up”, which is available to watch for free on the Drybar Comedy app.
His quirky and clever approach to comedy, his stories about Taco Bell, and being an only child with bunk beds, have led him to share the comedy stage with acts like Henry Cho, Ryan Hamilton, & Nate Bargatze. Hardin has also performed as a warmup act for The Mike Huckabee Show and was a Top 10 Finalist for Jeanne Robertson’s “Comedy With Class” competition in 2019. Learn more about Lee HERE.
Emceeing the evening is Detroit-based Wesley Ward. A finalist in the Border City Comedy Festival and frequent performer at Laugh fest, Ward can also be seen across the Midwest performing at comedy clubs, universities, and any stage with a microphone.