Published: January 11, 2024
Clean Comedian Leanne Morgan on Unexpected Fame: ‘Just Getting Started’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Clean comedian Leanne Morgan landed a spot on Forbes’ “50 over 50” list, but the wife and mother of three never expected to rise to fame.
“Born and raised in rural Tennessee, then married at 23, she spent most of her adult life devoted to raising her three children,” MSNBC reported. “In her 20s and 30s, she sold costume jewelry at women’s homes and Tupperware parties to make extra money.”
It was at these parties that she began to realize she had a gift for entertaining others.
“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. And women thought I was funny and started booking me about a year in advance,” Morgan said previously.
She eventually began doing stand-up in comedy clubs after her family moved to San Antonio, Texas.
Her popularity grew, and in 2023, she came out with her own Netflix special, LEANNE MORGAN: I’M EVERY WOMAN.
She’s called her rise to success “a God thing.”
Morgan reflected on her achievement in a recent Instagram post.
The post, which shows a photo of her Forbes “50 over 50” status, reads, “As I was sitting at my kitchen table this morning writing my book, What in the World, I got a notification that truly made me say WHAT IN THE WORLD?”
“Forbes 50 over 50 is always something I would look at and think…look at all these amazing women. Never in a million years did I think I would be one of them!” Morgan said.