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Awards/Press | Yeah...I said it


  • June 13, 2014: Leon served as the opening act for the DC stop of the nationally touring Wellspoken Comedy Tour.
  • June 12, 2014: Leon’s first written sketch for television aired on C-Span and CNN. The pharmaceutical ad parody featured Congresswoman Michelle Bachman and Congressman Keith Ellison. It can be viewed here.
  • March 2014: Leon became the co-host of a hip-hop and humor podcast, The Dope Spot with JC Rademas.
  • January 2014: Leon finished writing his first screenplay. It is currently in pre-production.
  • December 14, 2013: Was the featured performer at the DC Jobs for Justice Winter Masquerade Ball.
  • September 12, 2013: Hosted the Revealed: All-Star Edition music showcase in Washington, DC.
  • January 2012: Began hosting a live monthly open-air comedic rant session with DJ Roz entitled Karaoke for Complainers a.k.a. You Know What Really Grinds My Gears.
  • July 19, 2011: Leon was interviewed in Rolling Out Magazine.
  • July 2011: ListenToLeon.net was a finalist in Best Humor Blog category of the Black Weblog Awards every year from 2006-2010, winning in ’06 and ’08. The site was also nominated in the Best Technology Blog category in 2011.
  • December 20, 2010: Interviewed on Ms. Social Media.
  • May 2010: Started back writing for King Magazine’s website at  King-Mag.com again in May 2010.
  • November 23, 2008: The Smoking Section featured ListenToLeon.net.
  • November 2008: Leon was interviewed by Clutch Magazine.
  • October 2008: Leon of ListenToLeon.net became one of the original columnists at Blackpower.com.
  • November 4th, 2007: ListenToLeon.net was featured in The Washington Post Sunday Source section.
  • October 3, 2007: Leon of ListenToLeon.net was featured as a guest panelist on NPR’s News and Notes program. Click here to listen.
  • From 2006-2009: Leon has written the “Fine Sh*terature” column on King Magazine’s website.
  • 2005-Present: ListenToLeon.net has been quoted 24 times in the Washington Post Express Blog Log section.
  • 2005: Leon of ListenToLeon.net began writing on The Insensitive News Syndicate website, under the pen name Leon LePhonso Ellis.