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Comedian Leanne Morgan visits Embassy

Relatable comedian brings Southern vibe to show at Embassy

Comedian Leanne Morgan will be at Embassy Theatre on Aug. 5.

Joshua Schipper

Whatzup Features Writer

Published August 3, 2022

Comedian Leanne Morgan will bring her Big Panty Tour and more than two decades of comical experience to the Embassy Theatre stage Friday, Aug. 5.

This 100-stop tour marks Morgan’s first national headlining tour across the U.S. 

“Come as you are, with the people you love,” Morgan said in an interview that appeared on the Embassy’s website. “I’ll have on big panties, and I suggest you do too! If you want to laugh and have a good time, get your tickets, and I’ll see you there. We’ll have a ball.”

Too relatable

Representatives for Morgan say, “As a married stay-at-home mother of three, people often accuse Morgan of spying on them, because she seems to be living their same life. The fact that so many can relate to her comedy has made Morgan a hit, even among the strangest of audiences.”

Carly Myers, a representative for the Embassy Theatre, told Whatzup that Morgan has a “bless your heart” Southern vibe. She is a family person. Her material is really funny and humorous and relatable to a lot of people that are married and have kids or that have grown up in a family where you’re very engaged with the people around you.

“She’s very endearing,” Myers said. “She really has broken onto the comedy scene more strongly later in her career. She started out as somebody that went to college, and then she started a family, and she kind of threw herself into her family for those formative years of her kids’ lives.”

In an interview published by Broadway World, Morgan’s manager Matt Van De Water called her a “one-of-a-kind” comedian. 

Broadway World reports that Morgan’s style of comedy “combines her Southern charm and hilarious storytelling about her own life into an act that keeps fans coming back for more.”

Humble beginnings

According to her website, Morgan’s start in comedy came when she was  selling jewelry at home parties after having her first baby.

“She was supposed to talk about the jewelry, but instead conversed about breastfeeding, hemorrhoids, and being a mama,” her website bio said. “The party guests thought that she was hilarious to the point somebody peed on a couch, and before she knew it, she was booked out a year in advance.”

Morgan said in an interview with Fox 5 Atlanta that she started going to open mic nights and performing at clubs before having two more kids. 

She continued to talk about her first performance as a headlining act, saying, “It scared me to death.” 

Morgan recalled that the owner of a comedy club in Austin, Texas, “saw me and believed in me and lifted me up and moved me from an opener to a headliner.”

She continued to say that got her out of the “comfort zone,” a move she notes was important.

“It’s been a ride.”

Embassy Theatre has continued to knock it out of the park with their comedy performances in recent months. Myers says that Bert Kreischer show on Nov. 13 sold out so quickly that another performance was added to the visit. 

“Comedians are ready to be on the road, and get some normality back into their touring schedule,” she said, adding the Embassy is building more relationships to have comedy shows more regularly than ever.

Other comedians set to visit the venue include Jeff Dunham on Sept. 22, Lewis Black on Sept. 25, David Sedaris on Nov. 3, and the cast of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on Nov. 9, as well as Jerry Seinfeld’s rescheduled show June 22.

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