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Comedian - Leah Bonnema

BIOGRAPHY

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. 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 a finalist 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.


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