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Clean Comedian Leanne Morgan Recounts Hilarious Journey to Stardom: ‘A God Thing’

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Clean Comedian Leanne Morgan Recounts Hilarious Journey to Stardom: ‘A God Thing’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Clean comedian Leanne Morgan eagerly opened up with PBS journalist Geoff Bennett about her unusual beginnings and how she worked her way up in the comedy world, even landing a Netflix special.

“I started selling jewelry. I’m going house to house at night. My husband took care of the baby. And then I was supposed to be talking about jewelry, and I would schlep this big jewelry case around. And I didn’t talk about jewelry. I talked about breast-feeding and hemorrhoids, and I developed a shtick, really, an act,” shared the Tennessee native.

She continued, “Women thought I was funny and started booking me about a year in advance.”

In her thick southern drawl, Morgan told Comedy Wham about the moment that cemented her future as a comedian. After telling some jokes, “One night a woman [at a jew­el­ry par­ty] peed on a couch, and I was like, ​‘Okay, I’ve got it. I thought I had it, but I’ve got it.’”

“That was a God thing for me,” Morgan said.

“The thing I really loved about your act is that there’s no underlying political or social message. It really is just about the laughs. It’s about finding the funny moments in family and growing older,” Bennett told Morgan.

“If you go through the 22 years I’ve been doing comedy, it’s always about my children, my husband, my family—you know, going to Weight Watchers, feeling fat in my pants, whatever,” the comedian said. “And I’ve raised three children, and I’ve been married for 30 years. I’ve got a grandbaby and another one on the way. So, you know I’m a storyteller.”

As children of a comedian, Morgan’s kids used to be a little afraid of what their mom might say on stage.   

“When they were in middle school, my children said, ‘Do not speak my name.’ And they also said, ‘Don’t come up to the school with yoga pants on,’” Morgan joked.

Morgan recently sold out the Grand Ole Opry, one of Tennessee’s most prestigious venues, and other venues nationwide. Her special, LEANNE MORGAN: I’M EVERY WOMAN, is currently airing on Netflix.

Movieguide® previously reported on Morgan’s success:

Her career ‘boomed in 2019’ after clips of her performing went viral online. The internet’s popularity led to her first tour and a Netflix special.

‘I thought, ‘They’re never going to have an old grandmama on Netflix,’ and honey, they have!’ Morgan laughed. ‘It has been wonderful. The reception of it has been so sweet and precious. It’s been crazy and wonderful, and I could just pinch myself every day.’

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