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Lianna Carrera
Some call Lianna a rising star. The truth is she shines pretty brightly right where she is. There is no question that Lianna is someone who is going places.

Lianna is an internationally renowned stand-up comedienne, having performed through Ireland, South Africa and the United States. Under the helm of the Creative Management Entertainment Group in Los Angeles, California, she is currently parlaying her skills as a stand-up comedienne into a Hosting and Television career.

Lianna has performed in notable venues including the Laugh Factory, The Improv, and has even received a coveted bid to the invite-only World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yet even so, Lianna is a comic who prefers performing in more peculiar, less traditional spaces. She has heeded the advice, "Never turn down a stage!" and has calcified her craft in unique spaces such as father/son picnics, hotel lobbies, and even church chapels. She has opened for ingenious musicians as well, performing stand-up comedy in concert venues across the country.

If you ask Lianna what her favorite gig was, she'll fondly recall the times she performed in front-of all Deaf audiences with a Sign Language Interpreter.

If you're beginning to get the sense that Lianna is not your ordinary comic, we're just getting started. Lianna was raised the daughter of a Southern Baptist Minister and a Deaf mom. Then, Lianna came out as a lesbian early on in High School.

Now the gay daughter of a retired Southern Baptist minister, it is through this perspective that Lianna sees the world. Her work is the intersection and the shedding of all of her life experiences.

Because Lianna grew up balancing many cultures (Gay, Straight, Christian, Non-Christian, Deaf, Hearing, White, Hispanic, Conservative, Liberal, to name a few) it should be no surprise that she attracts an audience just as diverse. Lianna has an uncanny way of walking onto the stage and putting the entire room at ease.

Of Lianna Carrera, Grammy nominated artist Jennifer Knapp writes, "There are comics that seem to only seek the adulation of others thrust upon them, and then there are those who usher us to a place of greater truth. Lianna Carrera is the latter. "

Off-stage, Lianna enjoys many hobbies including blogging for Huffington Post Comedy, facilitating conversations on faith, playing with her two mini dachshunds Gator and Graham, and watching modern dance and ballet. Lianna loves Black Comedies, too (think shows like Martin, In Living Color, Wayans Brothers) and is also a bit of a wine enthusiast, having worked as a wine consultant before she transitioned into comedy.

Lianna leaves a room having engaged everyone in it. She is exactly the addition you need to take your project, show or series to the next plane.

A plane, by the way, that she sits on naturally. Lianna Carrera has simply mastered being unapologetically who she is. And like we said-

-She shines.

For Television & Film Quote: Creative Marketing Entertainment Group Manager: Marki Costello (310) 207-7333

For Stand-Up Bookings:
Chris Ford Contact:
(312) 857 - 6385

To keep up, find her on Facebook at; watch her videos at or visit

Entries by Lianna Carrera

A Girl Comic and Her Heckler

(2) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 8:31 PM

"Sooo, you're a comic?" he says, looking me up and down from head to toe. He appears to not believe the answer as he presses his pint of beer against his mouth, smiling into it instead of drinking it. He pauses there for a three seconds. Let's call him "Craig."...

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Christians Freak Out About Jesus Being the Real Royal Baby

(7) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 6:15 PM

Hey Everybody, Welcome to Pleasantville. If your screen has turned to black and white, please do not adjust it. It is here that the Religious Right exists, and welcome to your glimpse of it.

This may feel weird to you, that's because it is.

Even though I grew...

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Why We Need Comedy After Tragedy

(3) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 4:06 PM

As a comic I spend a lot of time thinking about how comedy fits into the greater scheme of life. How laughter has been proven to aid in the healing process, how laughter is contagious, how people, when they're feeling down and out, will still always want to laugh. But...

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A Tale as Old as Time: The Story of a Vagina and Its Dime

(7) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 12:57 PM

So there I stood, wet and naked... and soapy.

That's when I heard it. *Clank* *Thoomp*. I immediately recognize the noise as the sound a coin makes when it drops and lands on a wet surface. Perplexed, I look down between my ankles to see the most shiny, most...

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Comedy vs. Being the Bully

(6) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 11:51 AM

This is a letter to all comedians and comedy lovers alike. For the sake of all of it, please read:

I'm not starting this off with a quote that we can all connect with. I'm refusing to make this a kum-bu-ya moment. I am tired. Tired of hearing about comics...

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10 Signs You Were a Christian Kid in the 90s

(44) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 9:06 AM

You Guys! 10 Signs You Were a Christian Kid in the 90s:


You recognize this CD as the holy grail of Christian Rock:

You also wore a "Jesus Freak" T-shirt (in public), paired with chain ball necklaces,...

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Creepy as Hell? A Christian Halloween

(3) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 2:22 PM

Trick or treaters, eh? Or as I like to call them, Satan's mongrels. There there, little demon children caterwauling up and down streets on Satan's birthday, collecting pieces of candy made by companies who support the homosexual agenda. Keep chanting your wicked words, "Trick or Treat?"

**insert spooky fog,...

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The "What Would Jesus Do" Condom

(16) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 6:00 PM

Sex Education! That's a phrase that still makes me blush when I hear it. Growing up in Christian Schools and Churches, the extent of my sex education can be summarized with the following phrase: Don't have the sex until you're married!

Being a gay gal, I was pretty pleased that...

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Slo Flo: The Christian Alternative to Tai Chi

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 4:56 PM

Growing up the gay daughter of a Southern Baptist Minister, its safe to say I've experienced my share of excitable Christians. I recall a time when my preschool teacher asked if I would march my Animal Crackers two-by-two into a construction paper Ark; and then there was the camp counselor...

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