Comedian Leonard Ouzts, a native of South Carolina and current resident of Chesapeake, Virginia has been funny as long as he can remember. A young man that grew up in the country life of the south says that is what keeps him humble and allows him to appreciate the finer things in life. In high school, Leonard enjoyed playing football and during a road trip from the State Championships is when he knew he’d found his calling. Leonard joked everyone on the bus ride the entire time.
Leonard was mentored by great Comedians such as Micah “Bamm Bamm” White, Bodacious, Angus Black, and Alycia Cooper. “My mentors have all taught me a ton of good information and always pick up the phone when I call,” says Leonard.
Leonard started doing comedy on a broader level in 2001 and began hitting the stage locally, then traveling the region. His act is primarily centered around everything from family, to current events, and the things he notices while walking down the street. Leonard takes an approach to comedy that is real and thought provoking all while having his audience spill over in laughter.
Leonard has goals to entertain all across the country and take comedy by the horns. His long term aspirations include acting, major tours, and possibly writing a book about his experiences.
”I love entertaining, but what I found most gratifying is when I was 18 years old and performed a 5 minute set in a club in front of 125 strangers. At the end of the show, a 47 year old gentleman told me he lost his job and his home, but all my jokes somehow made him forget all that. That will stay with me forever.”