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Comedian Leighann Lord

Childhood in a Bag, A Not So Trivial Pursuit*

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
* Republished from The Urban Erma, March 2011 A close friend recently hosted a “Game Night” and all of us who attended were charged with bringing our favorites. Rising to the challenge, I brought a...

Brazilian Wax On, Wax Off

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.A popular joke in my act is about my first-ever Brazilian wax being done by A Very Angry Russian Woman who – as she’s ripping off the strips of cloth and my...

My Bank, The Vendor, and Me

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles FreeDigitalPhotos.net I toyed with naming names but The Who isn’t as important as The What: piss poor customer service from corporations that should know better. But...

Four Eyes Revisited

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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Flashback: Def Comedy Jam

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
A fan contacted me on Twitter (thank you @KillahCam52) to say that he was watching me on Def Comedy Jam. It inspired me reach back into my archives and dig out this photo taken during the taping oh...

Hey, Four Eyes!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
PHOTO BY D. LORD (MOM) I started wearing glasses at the age of three. I hated them so much I would take them off and hide them in my mom’s clothes dryer; a front-loader that was the perfect height...

May the Fourth Be With You

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
I got an email from someone I didn’t know telling me that Martin’s memorial service would be on Saturday. Martin? Martin who? But deep down I knew. I just didn’t want to know. I emailed back and...

In Search of The Black Female Superhero

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Happy Mothers Day, Mom. I Love YouBack in the day I was a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: The Warrior Princess. My friends knew not to call me when those shows were on. I’d be ensconced...

Rob Base is Not Dead

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Image courtesy of photostock  at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Rob Base is not dead. But I thought he was. Here’s what happened. After doing a joke about old-school rap, an audience member came up to me...

Smokers Unite: You Smell Bad and Nobody Likes You

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Image courtesy of graur codrin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net It was a happy day for me when smoking was banned in bars and clubs around the country. I don’t miss standing on stage and being...

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