"If ever there is a funny woman to be enamored with, the adorable LESLIE MEISEL would get a resounding vote. Back in 2010-2011, she starred in the sold-out show “Love Can Suck A Dick…And So Can I”, the title itself and her fantastic improv amassing a string of admirers. In 2012, LESLIE’s hilarious ode (by way of a nerdy, groovy dance) to the bride in “Bachelorette” yet again warrants our engrossment. ....LESLIE is a natural when it comes to making us chuckle inside and out. She has just as much comedic flavor to offer as stalwarts Lizzy Caplan or Isla Fisher and TV viewers may have also seen her alongside Alec Baldwin in an episode of “30 Rock”.
A genuine charmer, she is finely honed in the art of entertaining us with clever, unrestrained humor and she’s starring in 2 high-profile features, although appearing in a dramatic capacity. First up is the biopic “Kill Your Darlings” centered on great poets of the 1940s with Daniel Radcliffe and after that a romantic drama “In Lieu of Flowers” that’s headlined by Spencer Grammer of “Greek” fame. It will be interesting to see how she handles more staid material onscreen."
- Actress Obsession:Showcase Of The Hottest Talents On The Planet by Haren D Yong
"Meisel is deranged and brilliant. She moves between her characters effortlessly.
Every gesture, facial expression, and quip appears unforced and honed."
"Ultimately the show leaves the audience wondering perhaps the best question a comedic semi-one-woman show can: Just who is Leslie Meisel? Crazy and crude? Impassioned and sensitive? A little of everything?
In the end, that wondering is what will leave the public demanding more."
NY Solo Performance Examiner
"Strong characters and a lot of laughs."
-Time Out New York
"Leslie Meisel is like a white Whoopi Goldberg."
- Michael Borowski
"A delightful tale of heartbreak by Leslie Meisel—who manages the impressive feat of being adorable, sexy, and hilarious all at the same time, and is a sharp comedic talent very much worth keeping an eye on—quite ably abetted by co-writer Megan Neuringer in one of the smartest theatrical shows to grace UCBT this year: Love Can Suck a Dick…and So Can I ! "
Love Can Suck A Dick...And So Can I!
A New Comedy By Leslie Meisel and Megan Neuringer
-Hy Bender, HyReviews.com
"Love Can Suck..." but this show doesn't.... Leslie Meisel and Megan Neuringer will make you double over with laughter as they rewrite whatever notions you have of a show that revolves around heartbroken woman."
- The Comics Comic
"Using a mix of scripted material and improvisation audience participation, the show is definitely comedy and theater at its finest and as it should be – real, in the moment."
- Bust Magazine
"you're filthy. i like that about you. xoxo"
- Bruce Vilanch (After meeting me on a plane from LA to NYC)
"Let’s hear from G.L.O.C.s MEGAN NEURINGER and LESLIE MEISEL about their show, LOVE CAN SUCK A DICK… AND SO CAN I! which has enjoyed a lengthy UCBT NY run and just returned from playing UCBT LA, how a pop star inspired their work and their obsession with making you laugh so hard you shit your pants. Now!"
-G.L.O.C. [gorgeous ladies of comedy]
The Apiary Interview Inside with: Leslie Meisel and Megan Neuringer
The Comedy Nerds Podcast with Leslie Meisel and Megan Neuringer
RECENT TWEET COMMENTS FROM LOVE CAN SUCK...
sonicdork Jason G. @lesliemeisel I have to say that it was one of the best shows I have seen at @ucbtheatreny. Cheers!
kristencheeks Kristen @lesliemeisel was brilliant in "Love Can Suck a Dick." This show made me do that unattractive scream/laugh/snort thing. Truly a must see."
acrocksyo EJW So excited for @lesliemeisel and @MeganNeuringer! @luvcansuckadick is sold out tonight!
Thetonrod Tony rodriguez @lesliemeisel and @MeganNeuringer are bringing their kick-ass show to YOU!! They are phenom!
"Leslie Meisel, one of the best actresses you ever gonna see, son!"
-John Frusciante (UCB Podcast)
“Seven family members, friends, coworkers and a neighbor of seven weeks accidentally ruin their final goodbyes,” performed by such stellar talents as Lennon Parham and Leslie Meisel"
Oh My God, I Heard You're Dying by Chris Kelly at The UCB Theatre
“I've seen about seven or eight one-woman shows during the past season- people playing many characters. Everybody seems to want to tell her story and show the people in it- from Queens, New York to Belfast. One of the best is YOU NEVER KNOW, Leslie Meisel's funny, charming tale of the struggles of a young actress. Meisel, like the very best of actresses, has her emotions just beneath the surface where she can easily tap into them, and her show, which makes us smile or laugh, also moves our emotions. When she plays the other characters- her parents, herself younger, and her best one: a young Italian boy bartender-- there is total immersion into them, their accents, their attitudes; she's also a fine singer and illustrates her tales with songs.
She is bright, an insightful writer, funny, good-looking, charming, and a terrific actress/comedian who can really move you. Other than that she's got nothing going for her.”
“You Never Know” - One person show
-Performing Arts INSIDER, and lively-arts.com
By Richmond Shepard
John Oliver's Top NYC Comedy Choice: Highly Evolved Human w/ Nick Ross. Nick is "performing a show about his combating cancer, with a deliciously vibrant and adorable performance by actress Leslie Meisel as a variety of secondary characters (including the cancer itself…)
"Leslie is so funny—-she is great–love the way she is playing so straight - it compliments the casting directors who are great as well! my favorite one!"
- Rhonda Casting
Post by Ben Easter
"...Fascinating are Leslie Meisel and Pernell Walker, who mine Cassidy's comedy and drama carefully as two of Sadie's subjects."
The Director by Barbra Cassidy at The Flea Theatre
By Andy Propst
“The first Christmas and the commercialization of the holiday are comically examined in Roger Rosenblatt's "Away in the Manger," in which Joseph (an excellent John Fico), who aspires to be a standup comic, and Mary (a charming Leslie Meisel) arrive at the manger run by solicitous Marriott (Ben Horner)”
'Twas The Night Before... @ The Flea Theatre
By Andy Propst
“.....With such an ensemble show, it seems unlikely that any one performance would grab attention. Yet, each time Leslie Meisel takes the mike, it gets harder to imagine why most of us haven't heard of her. All ten women are endearing, but Ms. Meisel makes even her chain-smoking mother character charming.”
"Angry Jellow Bubbles" At the Fringe Festival
-Theatre Reviews Limited
Reviewed by Melissa Anelli