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Welcome. This site was originally created after I suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2009. It was used to update the world of my progress. Originally, after the fall, all I could do was blink…..I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t move…..A lot has happened since then….I am a comedian, a writer, a quadriplegic, a motivational speaker, a teacher, a paratransit reservationist, a husband, a father, and a filmmaker. Feel free to hit me up or come check me out at a show.

 

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Greensboro’s own self described, “Sit down stand up.” After an accident rendered him paralyzed nine years ago, Leo turned not to depression, but to laughter. Now, Leo is a fixture of the North Carolina comedy scene. He’s performed at festivals, comedy clubs, colleges and even hospitals. In his comedy Leo talks openly and humorously about his injury and life with a disability but he doesn’t stop there. His ‘all audiences’ act touches on a wide array of topics from dating to television to clever observations on everyday life. It’s unclear where comedy will take Leo next, but it’s a safe bet that he’ll roll with it. 

His funny credentials include but are not limited to:

  • Performer at the 2018 North Carolina Comedy Festival

  • Performer at the 2017 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

  • Winner of the 2016 Almost Famous comedy competition (July)- Charlotte Comedy Zone

  • Performer at the 2016 Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival

  • Winner of the 2015 Make Me Laugh – Denver Festival comedy competition

  • Performer at the 2015 Cape Fear Comedy Festival

  • Performer at the 2015 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

  • Finalist in the 2015 “Carolinas Funniest Comic” – Chapel Hill, NC

  • Finalist in the 2014 “Port City’s Top Comic” – Wilmington, NC

  • Performer at the 2014 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

  • Finalist in the 2013 “Ultimate Comics Challenge” – Greensboro, NC

  • Performer at the 2013 Cape Fear Comedy Festival