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In Memoriam: Lashonda Lester
Remembering the Queen of Austin Comedy, who died April 6
"...Lashonda Lester was the funniest person in Austin. She used..."

April 7, 2017 Arts Post by Carina Magyar

Uh Oh – What's Lashonda Lester Doing with Andy Warhol?
Same thing she's doing with the Beach Boys & Charlie Manson
"...professors of things," of course we're going to include Lashonda Lester among those worthies. We've featured Lester before in..."

July 23, 2012 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

In Memoriam: Lashonda Lester
Remembering the Queen of Austin Comedy, who died April 6

April 14, 2017 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

Funniest Person in Austin 2016: Lashonda Rules!
Lashonda Lester takes the title in the competition's 31st year
"...The third time was the charm for Lashonda Lester when it came to the finals for the..."

May 17, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Celebrating Shondee Superstar
Cap City Comedy hosts a benefit for Lashonda Lester's family
"...best loved – left us way, way too soon. Lashonda Lester's star was on the rise, and we don't..."

June 27, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

SXSW Comedy: Completely Official Showcase of Comedy
Even in a lineup of stars, Austin’s Lashonda Lester is the one to watch
"...Lashonda Lester's incredible year began last May when she was..."

March 12, 2017 Arts Post by Carina Magyar

The Ups and Downs of Comedy
Hanging with the stand-ups for a look into the life
"...Jake Flores. Kerri Lendo. Seth Cockfield. Lashonda Lester. You can often see these guys and gals..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest: Local Stars on the Rise
Because nobody knows funny like ATX
"...7. Lashonda Lester Originally from Detroit, Lashonda brings her down-to-earth attitude..."

April 11, 2016 Chron Events Post by Samantha Johnson

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...sells out almost as soon as it's scheduled. – W.A.B. Lashonda Lester..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Out of Bounds: The Lineup
"...Festival-Wide Open Mic hosted by Lashonda Lester..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature

Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever
After 10 years, Salvage Vanguard Theater is moving on
"...series by this year's Funniest Person in Austin winner, Lashonda Lester; and the improvised spectacles of Get Up and..."

June 24, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

What’s So Funny About This Thursday Night?
Austin’s Dirty Sixth is where you’ll find the answer to that question
"...“I really wish Lashonda Lester and Monty Wayne were around,” he says...."

Sept. 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funniest Person in Austin 2017: Enzo Priesnitz
Somebody had to win it, y’know, and this is the guy
"...Maye – in lieu of being handed over by Lashonda Lester, the recently departed & deeply missed queen of..."

May 16, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Annual Events
Festivals aren't just for music and film
"...will accept the crown from last year's big-laughs champion, Lashonda Lester? It could be a friend or a neighbor..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funniest Person in Austin 2014
Cody Hustak reveals the secrets to his success in this year's comedy competition
"...Hustak in 2010 and is his roommate. (Third-place finisher Lashonda Lester denies any knowledge of the Cornhusker comedy conspiracy.)..."

May 30, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
To beat the heat, OOB offers improv and stand-up acts in the triple digits
"...Lashonda Lester (stand-up comedian): "I'm looking forward to seeing Greg..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

More Than Just a Giggle-O
The Ladies Are Funny Festival brings the distaff laffs and more
"...growing, and we're glad we got her now. Locally, LaShonda Lester will be doing her one-woman show...."

May 6, 2011 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Q&A Hole: Why Would Someone – Why Would Anyone – Vote for Trump?
With Leslie Bonnell, Arcie Cola, Lashonda Lester, Tim Doyle, and more
"...Lashonda Lester, comedian: I have no idea why anyone would..."

Nov. 8, 2016 News Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Who Killed Tupac?
And why should you, after all this time, care?
"...Lashonda Lester might not be able to tell you who..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower 6: More Headliners
Jay Pharaoh, Chris Hardwick, Morgan Murphy join 2017 lineup
"...Johnson Ian Karmel Karen Kilgariff Andy Kindler Daniel Koren Lashonda Lester Wendy Liebman Mike MacRae Ralphie May Kurt Metzger..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower 6: First Comics Announced
Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, and Ralphie May lead list of 50 acts
"...Johnson Ian Karmel Karen Kilgariff Andy Kindler Daniel Koren Lashonda Lester Wendy Liebman Mike MacRae Ralphie May Kurt Metzger..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Funniest Person Finals/Andy Ritchie Tribute
Before you see the new FPIA, stop by Andy's Balthazar Lounge
"...Zac Brooks. Andrew Dismukes. Vanessa Gonzales. Lashonda Lester. Maggie Maye. Jon Mendoza. Andrew Murphy. Abby Rosenquist...."

May 16, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower 5 Draws a Princess
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum's purple reign hits Austin
"...local favories as Chris Cubas, Chris Trew, Matt Bearden, Lashonda Lester, Mac Blake, Maggie Maye, Matt Sadler, Brian Gaar,..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

When Is Austin Comedy a Sure Thing?
Maybe on a Wednesday, definitely on a Saturday
"...Cubas is hosting The Sting! at King Bee and Lashonda Lester, Joe Hafkey, Abby Rosenquist, Zac Brooks, and Derek..."

Feb. 3, 2016 Arts Post by Spencer Beghtol

Chris Cubas: Hashtag, You're It
#PointsMe champion returns to take on the Moontower crowds
"...last year, he's a beast. Jay Whitecotton, Ralph Hardesty, Lashonda Lester. Kath Barbadoro. I know I've been totin' her..."

April 24, 2015 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Gay Place: Pure, Unadulterated Hell
Christeene goes to hell and back for you
"...by Matt Bearden, Mike MacRae, Cody Hustak, Aaron Brooks, Lashonda Lester, Maggie Maye, Ralphie Hardesty, and Avery Moore. Oui,..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: FEARBOMB!
Don't fear the creepers: That's just the Weird City Sisters
"...by Matt Bearden, Mike MacRae, Cody Hustak, Aaron Brooks, Lashonda Lester, Maggie Maye, Ralphie Hardesty, and Avery Moore. Oui,..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Column

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y? Night!
And so many A-T-X options for what you wanna do with it.
"...after which, you could hang around and check out Lashonda Lester's Weird! True Hollywood Tales or Breaking String Theatre's..."

May 16, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

He Makes What He Loves and Then They Consume It
YouTube phenom Jon Cozart is more than just Ariel/Belle/Jasmine/Pocahontas
"...comedy mixed in," says Snyder. "Last time we had Lashonda Lester as host, so it was her and Byron..."

May 3, 2013 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Do Women Rule The Austin Comedy Scene?
Kat Ramzinski suggests that, yeah, they sure as hell do
"...Lashonda Lester: True Hollywood Tales (multiple seasons, monthly at Salvage..."

Feb. 21, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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