About Leah

Leah Knauer is an actor/writer, singer, and comedian, originally from Philadelphia, PA. You can see her in the movies JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT, and PINK SKIES AHEAD, and co-starring on Comedy Central’s CORPORATE and NOT SAFE WITH NIKKI GLASER. She is the co-host of the popular podcast, "BASIC WITCHES", at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, which was nominated for Most Exceptional Witch Podcast in the "2020 Witchies". Leah is featured regularly in videos for Buzzfeed, CollegeHumor, and Refinery 29. She was a writer for Fullscreen, for DirecTV's comedy sports late night talk show FAIR GAME WITH BROCK EVERETT, interned at CONAN in the Talent and Monologue departments, and was named one of "The Funniest Women on Twitter" by SMOSH.  Leah has been featured in Forbes and has written articles for Cosmopolitan. She is currently a recurring host for Hearst Magazine's Clevver Style and the Def Noodles Show podcast.


Leah wrote the sexual consent awareness show THE C-WORD: CONSENT,  which tours colleges across the country. She was a cast member and writer for Wayne Brady’s musical improv comedy show MAKING HITS UP and recently worked on Jimmy Fallon's musical show THAT'S MY JAM.  Leah has been a performing stand-in for Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, and Kelly Clarkson. Leah manifested a part in Kevin Smith's movie JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT after tweeting at him for 278 consecutive days. Leah has performed at San Francisco SketchFest, Del Close Marathon in NYC, Red Rocks Comedy Festival in Utah, Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and more. She’s trained extensively in improv at UCB, iO West, Second City Chicago, and Westside Comedy Theatre. 

Leah is obsessed with all things fashion, Broadway musicals, spirituality/wellness, and sports (but only when it has to do with the Eagles or Phillies and only if they're winning.) She is an outspoken advocate for mental health, sex-positivity & body-positivity, and female empowerment. Leah's personal mission in life is to add sparkle, sass, and laughs wherever she can.