Lashonda Lester: The Kitten From Murder Mitten

April 19, 2016

Interview by

Valerie Lopez

Article by

David Thomas


Lashonda Lester is a sweetheart to talk to. She's always approachable and easy to chat with. But beneath that friendly exterior is an iron resolve forged in the fires of The Motor City.

12 Years ago Lester left her native Detroit, MI. for Austin. Several years later, she seriously got into the comedy game and has been going full throttle ever since. In part one of their interview, Lashonda Lester tells Valerie Lopez about sneaking around and listening to "dirty" comic albums, and her very first open mic in Detroit. Go ahead and click the link below.

Lashonda Lester Pt. 1: The Past

In part two, Lester talks with Valerie about medical setbacks, and getting her momentum going again. She also talks about giving back to the comedy community by hosting comedy seminars. In fact, I took my son, Tommy to one last year. We had a great time and found the seminar insightful. Tommy still carries a little notebook with him where he jots down joke ideas. He won't let me see it though. Anyway you know what to do, right?

Lashonda Lester Pt. 2: Current

Recently Lashonda Lester has started ramping up her performance itinerary. In the immediate future she'll be performing with Matt Sadler as they open for Ron Funches at Moontower Comedy Festival, and performing in other showcases. She's also competing in the Funniest Person in Austin Contest this year; and in May, she's putting on her popular show, Weird True Hollywood Tales at the Salvage Vanguard Theater.

Lashonda Lester