“A local Lisa Lampanelli.” – Mariane Matera, author

Jennifer Lemons is a writer, comedian, storyteller, and ukulele enthusiast, living in Richmond, Virginia. Welcome to her shamelessly braggy bio.

Jennifer is the author of the popular series 100 Bad Dates, as well as the weekly column Off The Clock, both of which appeared on RVANews. In addition, she was a long time contributor to Belle, Style Weekly‘s monthly magazine for women, and a featured blogger for Dodson and Ross, a sex positive website created by sex educator, author, and artist, Betty Dodson. Her writing has also appeared on such websites as xojane, RunnersWorld, and TheBloggess.

In addition to writing, Jennifer loves to make people laugh. She has a twitter following over 7,000 strong as The Checkout Girl. She was twice voted “Best Local Twitter Feed” by the readers of Richmond Magazine in their Best & Worst issue, “Best Female Twitterer” in RVA News.com‘s RVA Internet Awards’, as well as “Best Local Undiscovered Twitter Feed” by the readers of Style Weekly in their Best of Richmond 2011 issue, “Best Twitter Feed” in their Best of Richmond 2012 issue. She is listed as one of “Our Favorite Comedians“, as well as featured in the article “15 of the Funniest Comediennes You SHOULD Be Following on Twitter“, both by the popular comedy website FunnyOrDie, and has been declared an “Awesome Female Comedian” by Buzzfeed.

Jennifer also loves to be on stage. She has twice been a featured performer in Richmond Comedy Coalition‘s series “Richmond Famous” (reviewed by Style Magazine), and was a headliner in “Prisoners of Love”, a one night only live comedy/storytelling show about doomed relationships. Her one woman show, “Loosely Based On A Real Girl”, a combination of comedic storytelling and music, based on her time as an “adult entertainer”, debuted in November 2011 at the Empire Theatre in downtown Richmond to a full house, and her second one hour show, Songs to Kill Yourself By is currently selling out living rooms across Virginia and will be hitting the big stage (and the rest of the poor, unsuspecting country), later in 2013. Jennifer has opened for such comedians as Sara Schaefer and Ben Kronberg. She’s frequently found performing up and down the East Coast, delighting herself, and, occasionally, audiences, with inappropriate jokes.

Another passion of Jennifer’s is music. She plays the ukulele in her living room and on stages, all over town. Some examples of her musical work can be found on her YouTube channel.

You can contact her at jenniferjlemons@gmail.com for more information or just to pay her a sincere compliment. Everybody loves those.

*Photo courtesy of Kira Siddall