Comedy with Leah Mansfield and Jeremy Whitman
From the moment pint-sized comedian Leah Mansfield takes the stage, audiences are as interested as they are impressed. Being the daughter of Native American hippie scientists and the second of seven siblings provides Leah with an endless well of anecdotal family stories.
Eager to rebel against her parents, Leah became devoutly religious and joined the Air Force immediately after graduating from the University of Washington. In a master stroke of irony, she became a Nuclear Weapons Launch Officer-where her job was to not press the red button and destroy the world.
After years of diligently not doing much of anything, Leah began her adventure into standup comedy. Her unique ability to couple a whirlwind of comedic energy with her original outlook on life has allowed Leah to travel across the country as a festival favorite, and feature for national headliners such as Tom Green, Jimmy Dore, and Eddie Ifft. You can hear her on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio.
A life long resident of a notoriously white trash hamlet just outside of Tacoma Washington, Jeremy rests comfortably behind a veil of assumed innocence as he relates hilariously twisted tales of his childhood, and his less than opulent adult life. His shows start out strong and fast, and then continues on an upward spiral of hysterical amusement. Immediately, the crowd realizes that he is absolutely not what he appears to be, but instead something much more interesting.
Jeremy is a common and welcome sight in comedy clubs, colleges, and casinos throughout the country. By coupling an unstoppable drive with his own unique and well honed natural writing and performing abilities, he has risen quickly through the ranks making his mark as one of the sharpest, and most promising young comics on the scene today.
His disarming approach to a variety of topics allows him to take an audience almost anywhere. Once he possesses the stage audience members are often gleefully unaware of the direction he is going with a particular topic, or even how he's carried them so far into his own off-kilter psyche in the first place. All they can know for sure is that the ride was fast and funny, it shows no signs of slowing down, and the end result will be completely unexpected, highly innovative, and downright hilarious.
Grit City Comedy Club (View)
100 South 9th Street
Tacoma , WA 98402
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