This week, Ira spoke with Leo Flowers, performing in the Comedy Cellar at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino through December 18. In this episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Leo talks about transitioning from inmate counseling to stand-up comedy; why story telling is integral to his comedy; how he became a life coach and works with high-achieving women; what it means to “get back to neutral”; his podcast and finding “your chicken”; his favorite comedian; and flying to close to the sun.
A Chicago native, former Div-I college athlete, with a Masters in Counseling/Psychology, Leo Flowers moved to LA to also add stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster to his resume. He quickly worked his way into major comedy clubs and colleges across the country. Leo’s delivery has been described as “smooth and deliberate.” No two shows are ever alike, as he is always attacking the issues of the day and revealing personal anecdotes.
Leo appeared on “Comics Unleashed” with Byron Allen, was a runner-up in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and was a finalist in the 2011 “Stand Up for Diversity” competition. He has toured on the Shaved and Depraved Comedy Tour, and hosted both MTV’s “Sports Blender” and Starz “Staan’ ‘Dup,” and was featured on “Last Call from Carson Daly,” on NBC. Most recently Leo appeared on Comedy Central’s “This Week At the Cellar.”