Leah Kayajanian 2016 Variety stage

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Leah Kayajanian grew up in Oklahoma, and she started performing standup in 2007, working in several clubs in Tulsa, Little Rock, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Wichita, Denver, and Boston. In 2009, she won the title “Funniest Person in Oklahoma City” before moving on to a bigger pond. Since her move to L.A., Leah has become a non-paid regular at the World Famous Comedy Store and has recently been named a top-ranked performer on the Store’s widely popular live show, Roast Battle. She currently holds the title “Roast Battle Champion of Los Angeles” after winning the tournament at the LA Riot Festival in January 2016. Leah often hosts at the renowned Hollywood Improv, and you can also catch her at the Improv clubs in Las Vegas and in Palm Springs. In 2013 and 2015, she was selected to be a featured performer at Portland’s highly acclaimed Bridgetown Comedy Festival, in 2014, she made it to the semi-final round of NBC’s Standup for Diversity Showcase, and in 2015, she was featured on Fox’s Laughs TV.