Hi! I'm a comedian, author, and humorous public speaker who has performed and spoken nationwide. My comedy ranges from corporate and family-friendly to adults only; the baby boomer audience is my sweet spot. Females "get" me the most (I'm a real girl friend), though guys dig me, too. Who can blame them? I know the proper use of a semicolon, and that's a real turn on!
I've been doing stand-up for 14 years, for fun. By day, I'm a corporate trainer and career development professional. I speak regularly about career planning and self-empowerment, and I especially love helping people with their personal branding. Humor in the workplace is another topic I'm passionate about.
So... that's me!
Linda brought another act to the birthday party and they did a good job keeping my guests entertained.
Response from Linda Lou:
Thanks so much, Catherine! How wonderful that you have so many lovely people in your life. I'm honored that Steve and I could be a part of your birthday celebration. Best wishes for the future! -- Linda
Many entertainers shy away from a mixed age audiance. Linda made her act perfect for us. Ages from 6 to over 70 and everyone laughed. Stand up comedy is tough and she pulled it off.
Response from Linda Lou:
Thanks so much, Anita! I figured it would work well having three comedians--including an 11-year-old! Lynn Yafchak, Gabby, and I all enjoyed performing for your group. What a nice bunch of people! I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review.
Linda’s great story telling drew me in. I listened with anticipation. Then, Bam, the punch line and I burst into laughter. As soon as Linda finished the man sitting behind me said, “She was terrific.” His wife responded, “She was definitely the best of the four, she’s really funny.”
Great job and thanks for a memorable evening.
I organized a fundraiser for a non-for-profit agency in Albany, NY. where Linda Lou packed the house! The venue was sold out and everyone had a blast! She selected material that was appropriate for this function and to represent the agency. We were extremely pleased with her performance and still hear people raving about it! All she needs is a mic and a table with a glass of water on it. Her style and personality grab the audience and make them want more. She is a successful author who has training and speaking experience and really would be an excellent choice for a variety of events! I know I will be hiring her again!
Linda captures moments we all have.....a nod turns into a chuckle....next thing I know, im laughing so hard I can't catch my breath hardly....great fun every time.. Thanks Linda
Listening to Linda perform at The Linda in Albany, NY in August 2012 was like reliving my own childhood. The stories she told were so real and funny. She is able to make you laugh at little things. Life things. Things that happen to us all. But when Linda tells it, it is just so funny. I laughed until I cried at many of her jokes. I can't wait to be able to be in attendance for another of her shows!
I saw her June 2, 2013 show in Vegas. Makes people laugh and features an unusual blend of intelligence, fearlessness, and accessibility. I brought some out of town people and they enjoyed the show.
Every time I watch Linda Lou perform I am amazed by her hilarity, spontaneity and ability to make the audience relate to her stories. The audience loves her and I could watch her performance over and over! This comedian is ready for the big time!
Linda Lou's performance at the St. Anne Institute benefit at The Linda in Albany, NY in August 2012 was great. She is the funniest lady I know. She knows how to work with the audience and keep them interested and laughing. Linda knows how to keep a sold out show in their seats laughing throughout the entire performance. I have and would see her again in a heartbeat!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
For comedy gigs, audience members can expect to laugh a lot! For speaking gigs, they can expect to laugh and be inspired. My goal is for everyone to leave feeling good about themselves and like they've made a new best friend.
Clients can expect utmost professionalism. Before the appearance, I communicate regularly to ensure I will provide the type of services you want. I show up early and am gracious to everyone I meet. I make sure that the content and tone of my comedy/speaking topic is always appropriate for the identified audience.
Hmmm… Who is Linda Lou? I'm an author, speaker, motivational humorist and comedian, as well as wife, mother, stepmother, and grandmother. I'm 55 years old and damn proud of it!
Originally from Albany, NY, I moved to Las Vegas in 2003. Most people come to Sin City buoyant with anticipation. I, however, arrived feeling depressed, deflated and alone. I had just blown out the last flicker of hope for my marriage to my second husband, a charming Kiwi eight years my junior. He was perfect and I loved everything about him. Until his thirteenth drink.
Though I would have preferred to sulk at home weeping over my video of Princess Di's funeral, I forced myself to explore the Vegas nightlife. After several weeks of watching comics perform at an open mic venue, a voice in my head told me to go ahead and sign up for stage time. Since that voice rarely turns out to be the voice of reason, I ignored it until it persisted to the point where I thought, why not? No one in Las Vegas knew me, so what was there to lose?
Despite excruciating anxiety, I did well my first time on stage. I performed quite regularly, and though my neck would predictably blotch up, I never developed a sudden case of Tourette's or lost control of bowel functions as I had feared. I’ve been making people laugh ever since.
One of my biggest accomplishments came though the local writing community. Although I'd worked as a technical writer/corporate trainer for many years, I hadn't explored creative expression until I joined the Henderson Writers Group, a critique group for writers in the Las Vegas Valley. With their help, I crafted my journal entries from my first year alone into a memoir, "Bastard Husband: A Love Story," which has become an Amazon bestseller and was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. It was also the basis for my one-woman show, “Dating, Divorce and Other Delights,” which ran for 25 performances in the spring of 2010. Since then, I've also had several personal essays published in anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Soul and I've recorded humorous essays for Northeast Public Radio.
Yes, the little cheerleader from Albany has come a long way. I will be forever grateful to my ex for leading me to my new life. Over the years, we've maintained a friendly connection (living in separate hemispheres helps!) and he's very supportive of my book. At the risk of sounding like the Pollyanna I can sometimes be, I believe everything really does happen for a reason. Most importantly, I've learned that in the end, your heart beats only for yourself.
Sometimes when I'm speaking to groups or I'm walking off stage after a comedy set, I catch myself marveling at the life I’ve created. And that’s the message I wish to share with others—that’s it’s never too late to identify your talents and share them with the rest of the world. When you believe in yourself and are willing to put forth some effort, anything is possible!
Past Booked Events
|February 03, 2018 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 10, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
Comedy: I have a lot of female-centric and baby boomer material, but can tailor my performance to any type of audience.
Speaking: I have spoken on the following topics and more
• Creating the life you love
• Being the best you can be--for yourself, and your customers
• Invisible no more! How to get noticed at any age
• How to project self-confidence
• Starting over after divorce
• Public speaking for people who would rather die
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