Humanist Arts Award winner in 2019 Leighann Lord joined us (Chris Mallard and your own personal satirist Andy Hall) on The Daily Atheist Morning Show, and we had a great time.
In case you don’t know Leighann, here is a bit from her bio section:
I’ve been a stand-up comedian for 25 years. (Yes, I started when I was 10.) Comedy has literally taken me around the world and back again; from Baghdad to Brooklyn. (I’m kidding. I can’t afford to live in Brooklyn.) Comedy has opened the door to being an actor, author, and keynote speaker. 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.
As a second generation American of Caribbean descent, I consider myself lucky (you don’t get to choose your parents). Now retired, my Mom was a pre-school teacher. She stayed home with me until I was four-years old, teaching me how to read, write and use my imagination. My Dad, a king masquerading as a civil servant, was the head of the New York City Fire Department’s print shop (which means I can have incredibly geeky conversations about kerning and fonts). The baby of the family and the only girl, I grew up with a lot of love and laughter, which is where my comedy comes from. I’m not the funniest person in my family; just the one who gets paid for it.