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A View From the Bridge

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
The first straight play (non-musical) I did in college was Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. That was the semester I was supposed to be taking a break from theater to focus on my studies. I...

Geriatric Stranger Danger

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
New Yorkers are not rude people. It’s just that we can get through the day without a lot of extraneous chitchat. We can communicate with each other with a quick chin lift, a head nod, and if need be,...

My First Dragon Con

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
My Seven Favorite Moments from The Con I was invited to perform at my very first Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. For science fiction/fantasy fans this is like being asked to suit up and be the...

Mission Accomplished: Welcome to Fog-a-licious San Francisco

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
I’m geeked to be working in San Francisco this summer. They say its California’s version of New York, so I feel right at home in another city I can't afford to live in. Since it’s my first time...

Bite My Shiny Metal Ass: How Futurama Changed My Life

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Thanks to Netflix I’ve now watched all 10 seasons of Futurama, the science fiction animated cartoon series created by Matt Groening (Simpsons). It began in 1999 on FOX and ended in 2013 on Comedy...

Name That Dog

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
When a friend group texted that she was getting a pair of dogs – golden doodles, adorable – for her daughters, we immediately began suggesting pet names. Over the course of two days (geez, maybe it...

Hey Baby Birl

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Image courtesy of stock images at FreeDigitalPhotos.net“Baby Girl.” That’s what James Evans, the father on Good Times, called his daughter, Thelma. Years later it’s also how Bernie Mac referred to...

“Hellraiser”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Someone said, “Leighann, what’s your favorite romantic movie?” Believe it or not I’ve never been asked that before so I had to think about it for a second. My head tilted to the left, my eyes stared...

The Middle of the Night Phone Call

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
One of my biggest fears is that I’ll get a Phone Call From Home in the Middle of the Night when I’m too far away to do anything about it and once again I’ll be angry that we still don’t have Star...

A Day in the Life of a Standup Comic: Just Writing

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
One day when I was waiting for the subway, a young woman with an expensive camera introduced herself as a Columbia University graduate student in its photojournalism program and asked permission to...

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