Leah Knauer is a multi-talented comedic and musical force to be reckoned with, whose boundless energy and love for making people laugh has endeared her to audiences worldwide. An extremely gifted improviser, actress, and singer, Leah's performances are a captivating blend of sass, wit, and charm that leave audiences in stitches.
Leah's impressive resumé includes collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Wayne Brady, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Kimmel, Meghan Trainor, and Jack Black. She has also made her mark on the big screen, appearing in films such as JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT, PINK SKIES AHEAD, and DOGNAPPED: HOUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
As a co-star on Comedy Central's CORPORATE and NOT SAFE WITH NIKKI GLASER, Leah has proven herself to be a versatile performer capable of entertaining audiences on every medium and stage. Leah is the Gemini co-host of the popular spiritual-comedy "BASIC WITCHES" podcast, which was recorded in the haunted basement of The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood.
Leah's work extends beyond the stage and screen, as she has been featured in videos and articles in various media outlets such as Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, CollegeHumor, Clevver, and Refinery 29. Leah wrote, produced, and performed THE C-WORD: CONSENT, a comedic sexual consent awareness show that currently tours colleges all across the country. She was also a writer for Fullscreen, DirecTV's comedy sports late-night talk show FAIR GAME WITH BROCK EVERETT, and was a Talent & Monologue Intern at CONAN. She has been a consultant on and helped develop over 100+ game shows and comedy shows for network television.
Leah is an outspoken advocate for issues close to her heart, including mental health, sex & body positivity, healing from addiction, and female empowerment. In her free time, she paints funky neon art (and sells it!), writes music, volunteers at Young Storytellers, and even has three of her own holographic oracle decks! (One of which, the Deck of Hearts, is already SOLD OUT!)
With her extensive training in improv at Groundlings, UCB, iO West, Second City Chicago, and Westside Comedy, Leah is a master of her craft. Leah was accepted into the Groundlings Writer's Lab. She has performed at renowned comedy festivals such as SF SketchFest, Del Close Marathon in NYC, Red Rocks Comedy Festival in Utah, Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and more.