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Comedy program to benefit Reinhardt Women’s Leadership Program


     Enjoy a side-splittingly hilarious show at Reinhardt’s beautiful Falany Performing Arts Center while helping to empower young women.
    Tennessee native Leanne Morgan is bringing her comedy show to Waleska to help raise funds for the University’s new leadership program for women.  The Reinhardt Women’s Leadership Program is aimed at empowering young women and giving them opportunity to interact with successful, strong women from across the state of Georgia. Ten freshmen are selected each year to participate and receive scholarships for their involvement.

    “She is from Knoxville and I’ve heard her many times,” said Reinhardt University President Dr. Kina Mallard. “I wanted someone who talks about issues women can relate to and I wanted women to get away and laugh. I thought she would be a good start for the fundraising.”
    The show will be held Friday, Sept. 16, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $35-$40 for adults, $30-$35 for seniors 55 and older, and $10-$15 for children 12 and younger.  One hundred percent of ticket sales, less cost, will go to the Reinhardt Women’s Leadership Program to help fund scholarships and events. To purchase tickets, call the FPAC Box Office at (770) 720-9167 or visit
    About Leanne Morgan
    Leanne Morgan exudes southern charm. She is a naturally funny story teller who gives an honest look at suburban life and the challenges of keeping her husband happy while juggling kids, dogs and cheerleading camp at the same time she’s racing to get her hair highlighted, have a colonoscopy and join Weight Watchers for the seventh time!  Leanne will take you on a hilarious journey through motherhood and beyond as she finds comedy amidst the chaos.
    Leanne’s funny but honest point of view has earned her spots on the Dr. Phil show as part of his “advice panel.” She’s also worked with Paula Deen both “Live” in theaters as well as numerous appearances on her cooking shows.  Leanne was chosen by “The View” as one of their most hilarious housewives and she was a finalist on Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America.” She has appeared in comedy clubs, performing arts centers and theaters all over the United States. Leanne also had a contract with Warner Brothers and ABC to develop a sitcom based on her comedy and is currently collaborating with writer/producer Matt Williams (“Roseanne” and “Home Improvement”) and Lionsgate on a half-hour sitcom. Leanne is heard daily on Sirius/XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called “Chewing the Fat."  In addition to Leanne's solo stand up career, she toured with the Southern Fried Chicks for three years and is currently part of a new comedy tour called "Country                        Cool."