Leslie Battle is a Texas native who began her comedy career after an ‘uncivilized’ divorce. She has performed since July 2011,on stages throughout the Midwest. In May 2015, she won the title of Columbus (Ohio’s) Funniest Person in the Funnybone Talent Search. In July 2015, she won the Crackers Comedy Club Open Mic Contest in Indianapolis, IN.
She began her Army career as an active duty medical laboratory technician (92B), a role she fulfilled for 13 years. After transferring to the Ohio National Guard, she went back to college, earned her bachelor’s degree and earned a commission as a Communications Officer in 2006. During her military career, she was stationed in Ft Lewis, WA, Ft Knox, KY, Heidelberg, Germany and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (to name a few). She retired in January 2015, after 26 total years of military service (13 active, 13 Ohio National Guard).
Mother of 3 young adults (well, 1 is still high school), her humor includes stories from her life as a soldier, mom, and divorcee’ as well as observations about American Pop Culture. Leslie offers a unique perspective and says things that other people think fairly regularly, but aren’t quite comfortable with saying.