The Urban Erma
By Leighann Lord
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The Urban Erma is the blog and storytelling podcast by stand-up comedian and author Leighann Lord. She shares stories that don't fit neatly on the stand-up stage; and usually revolve around her ongoing struggles as a workaholic, control freak, perfectionist who gets hopelessly mired in the minutia of life. The name of the blog is a respectful nod to famed humor columnist, Erma Bombeck. Please Like the Urban Erma on Facebook and follow on @TheUrbanErma. Read the blog at TheUrbanErma.com. Learn more about Leighann at VeryFunnyLady.com. Follow her @LeighannLord.
||ExplicitIt’s Always the Year of the A*****e||It takes a village to tolerate an a*****e.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAt the Cleaners: How the Everyday Can Just Flat Out Get Away From You||How the Everyday Can Just Flat Out Get Away From You||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen You Want to Hug A Stranger in Dunkin Donuts||In Dunkin Donuts there was a Young Woman sitting at the table next to me. She was talking on her cell phone and upset because ...||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBitch, Am I Boring You?||After our second session I fired my therapist. Two meetings are what it took for me to see we weren’t going to work out. And ...||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Death in the Family||I found out about the death of a cousin on Facebook because that’s how we learn of these things now. READ THE BLOG --- Leighann Lord is a ...||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnd How Are You Today? A Tale of Reverse Customer Service||First of all I had no business being in Macy’s, especially the 34th Street Mothership. But I was in the neighborhood, I needed a bra, and ...||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToday Is My Mom’s Birthday and She’s Not Happy About It||Today is my Mom’s birthday and she’s not happy about it. How can she be? She (and she is not alone in this) has succumbed ...||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Hate on the Skinny Girl at the Gym||Okay, we’re a few days in and you’re still up for making a good-faith effort on your New Year’s resolutions. If one of them is ...||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndignation vs Communication||I was excited about a new bit of material I’d written because I’d only thought of it that morning; fleshed it out that day, and ...||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA View From the Bridge||The first straight play (non-musical) I did in college was Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. That was the semester I was supposed to ...||11/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeriatric Stranger Danger||New Yorkers are not rude people. It’s just that we can get through the day without a lot of extraneous chitchat. We can communicate with ...||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy First Dragon Con||My Seven Favorite Moments from The ConI was invited to perform at my very first Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. For science fiction/fantasy fans this ...||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMission Accomplished: Welcome to Fog-a-licious San Francisco||I’m geeked to be working in San Francisco this summer. They say its California’s version of New York, so I feel right at home in ...||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBite My Shiny Metal Ass||Thanks to Netflix I’ve now watched all 10 seasons of Futurama, the science fiction animated cartoon series created by Matt Groening (Simpsons). It began in 1999 ...||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanName That Dog||When a friend group texted that she was getting a pair of dogs – golden doodles, adorable – for her daughters, we immediately began suggesting ...||5/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHey Baby Girl||“Baby Girl.” That’s what James Evans, the father on Good Times, called his daughter, Thelma. Years later it’s also how Bernie Mac referred to his youngest niece ...||4/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHellraiser||Someone said, “Leighann, what’s your favorite romantic movie?” Believe it or not I’ve never been asked that before so I had to think about it for a ...||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middle of the Night Phone Call||One of my biggest fears is that I’ll get a Phone Call From Home in the Middle of the Night when I’m too far away ...||2/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Day in the Life of a Standup Comic: Just Writing||One day when I was waiting for the subway, a young woman with an expensive camera introduced herself as a Columbia University graduate student in ...||1/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Year Without A Dog||We lost our dog, Rolie, last January 2nd. Everyone says it’s hard to lose a pet because their love is unconditional. That’s a nice sentiment ...||1/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
You really need to listen to this podcast! I adore Leighann Lord's humor.
One funny and smart lady!
Leighann Lord cracks me up! She is thoughtful, funny, and tell-it-like-it-is real. Her podcast makes me laugh as it makes me think, but mostly it makes me laugh.
A timely and funny Blog
Leighann to me has a unique comedy style that I like. Her Blog covers a diverse group of subjects. The funniest ones seem to be about things that have happened to her! One day I shall see her act in person.