Natasha Leggero
Natasha Leggero
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Natasha Leggero at ComicCon.
Born (1974-03-26) March 26, 1974 (age 43)[1]
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, television, film
Alma mater Stella Adler Conservatory
Hunter College
Years active 2000-present
Genres Observational comedy, blue comedy, insult comedy, satire
Spouse Duncan Trussell (2011-2012) Moshe Kasher (m. 2015)

Natasha Leggero (born March 26, 1974) is an American actress, comedian and former frequent roundtable panelist on Chelsea Handler's late-night talk show Chelsea Lately.[2]

Her stand-up television appearances include performances on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and she has appeared on multiple Comedy Central stand-up programs as well as their animated show Ugly Americans, wherein she voiced Callie Maggotbone. She currently stars alongside Riki Lindhome in the Comedy Central series Another Period.

She has performed at such festivals as SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Sasquatch Music Festival, and the Montreal Comedy Festival.

Early life

Leggero was born in Rockford, Illinois and is of Italian[3] and Swedish[4] descent. She has stated that a DNA test revealed 6% Sub-Saharan African ancestry.[5] Leggero was raised Roman Catholic[6] but converted to Judaism as an adult.[7] She began performing at age 10, in plays in Chicago. Leggero attended Rockford East High School,[8] and worked at a grocery store as a teenager.[9]

After graduating from high school, Leggero attended Illinois State University, where she studied for two years and spent a semester studying abroad in England.[9] While at Illinois State, Leggero auditioned for the Stella Adler Conservatory in Chicago, and was accepted into the theater program.[9] She then relocated to New York City to attend the conservatory, spending two years studying.[9] In 1996, she moved to Sydney, Australia with her then-boyfriend, and lived there for a year before returning to New York[10] to attend Hunter College, where she graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in Theater criticism. She then moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduation.


Leggero shot an unaired pilot called The Strip for NBC, with Tom Lennon and Ben Garant from Reno 911!. Alongside Andy Kindler and Greg Giraldo, she was a judge on the 2010 season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, hosted by Craig Robinson.[11] Leggero played Emma in NBC's 2011 sitcom Free Agents. From 2010 to January 2012, Leggero co-hosted The Lavender Hour podcast with comedian Duncan Trussell.

On February 17, 2012, she appeared on The Adam Carolla Show.

In 2012, Leggero appeared in six episodes of NBC's Are You There, Chelsea? as Nikki, who was Rick's (the bar manager's) ex-girlfriend. Leggero was featured in every first-season episode starting with the second episode, "Sloane's Ex."[12] In 2012, she also played the sex-obsessed Haley in the web series Burning Love, a spoof of the TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. In 2013, Leggero appeared in an episode of the Drunk History television series on Comedy Central.

On September 2, 2013, Leggero participated in the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco as one of the Roasters.

On September 3, 2013 Brickleberry premiered in its second season. Leggero voiced the busty ranger Ethel in place of Kaitlin Olson, who was in the first season only.

Tubbin' with Tash debuted on October 2, 2013 on Leggero's YouTube channel. The premise of the show is Natasha Leggero interviewing guests while in a hot tub.[13]

In 2015, Leggero and Riki Lindhome created the Comedy Central series Another Period, which they also star in together, the series premiered June 23, 2015.

New Year's Eve incident

On December 31, 2013, Leggero was criticized for a joke she made during NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, when, in response to a controversial tweet posted by SpaghettiOs on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, she quipped: "It sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew." Her remarks were met with a backlash over social media; in response, Leggero posted in a blog entry that she did not feel that "the amazing courage of American veterans and specifically those who survived Pearl Harbor is in any way diminished by a comedian making a joke about dentures on television. Do we really believe that the people who fought and defended our freedom against Nazis and the Axis powers will find a joke about Spaghetti O's too much to bear? Sorry, I have more respect for Veterans than to think their honor can be impugned by a glamorous, charming comedian in a fur hat." She also called on those offended by the remarks to donate to Disabled American Veterans.[14][15][16]

Personal life

Leggero is married to comedian Moshe Kasher.[17][18]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Exorcist Chronicles Leah
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Amber Gnech
2013 Tome of the Unknown Beatrice Short film; pilot for the miniseries Over the Garden Wall
2013 Dealin' with Idiots Tipsy Jessica
2014 Neighbors Street prostitute
2014 Let's Be Cops Annie
2015 The Breakup Girl Kim
2015 A Better You Tamara
2016 The Do-Over Nikki


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Joe Schmo Show Rita "The Drunk" 2 episodes
2005 MTV's The 70s House Dawn Host; 10 episodes
2005-2008 Reno 911! Various 3 episodes
2005 Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Herself (red carpet interviewer) Uncredited; television special
2005 Premium Blend Herself Episode: "Johnny Lampert, Roy Wood Jr., Natasha Leggero and Stephen Rannazzisi"
2006 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Stripper #1 Episode: "Charlie Gets Crippled"
2007 'Til Death Mindy Episode: "Performance Anxiety"
2007 Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld Herself Guest panelist; episode dated December 8, 2007
2008-2014 Chelsea Lately Herself Guest panelist; various episodes
2008 Samantha Who? Woman customer Episode: "The Gallery Show"
2008 SuperNews! Hillary Clinton (voice) Episode: "Super Short"
2008 SuperNews! Sarah Palin (voice) Episode: "Top Gov"
2008 Sarah Silverman Program, TheThe Sarah Silverman Program Dr. Leggero Episode: "Vow Wow"
2008 Worst Week Liz Episode: "The Gift"
2009 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Computer technician (voice) Episode: "Fry Legs"
2009-2010 Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest..., TheThe Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... Herself Commentator; 28 episodes
2010 'Til Death Sandy Episode: "Snore Loser"
2010-2012 Ugly Americans Callie Maggotbone (voice) Main cast; 31 episodes
2010 Last Comic Standing Herself Judge (season 7); 10 episodes
2010-2011 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Various 5 episodes
2011 Comedy Central Presents Herself Episode: "Natasha Leggero"
2011 After Lately Herself 2 episodes
2011 Free Agents Emma Parker Main cast; 8 episodes
2012 Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim Female Rodney (voice) 2 episodes
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? Nikki Natoli 6 episodes
2012 China, IL Jen (voice) Episode: "Frankensteve"
2012 Regular Show Ladonna/girl in line Episode: "Access Denied"
2012-2013 Burn with Jeff Ross, TheThe Burn with Jeff Ross Herself 2 episodes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Mona Lisa Episode: "Time Angels"
2013-2014 Brickleberry Ethel (voice) Main cast (season 2-season 3)
2013 Whitney Danielle Episode: "Lost in Transition"
2013 The Jeselnik Offensive Panelist 1 Episode
2013 Community Mysti Episode: "Heroic Origins"
2013 Ghost Ghirls Sissy Episode: "Hooker With A Heart of Ghoul"
2013 Arrested Development Jackie Episode: "Borderline Personalities"
2013 Drunk History Herself Narrator; episode: "San Francisco"
2013 High School USA! Rachel Lewis (voice) Episode: "Adoption"
2013 Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Herself (roaster) Television special
2013 League, TheThe League Stand-up teacher Episode: "The Bringer Show"
2013-present @midnight Herself 4 episodes
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Judy Elevenuda Episode: "Andy Dick Wears a Black Suit Jacket & Skinny Tie"
2013-2014 Betas Brenda 3 episodes
2013-present Lucas Bros. Moving Co. Natasha (voice) Main cast
2013 Key & Peele White woman #2 Episode: "The Power of Wings"
2013 Birthday Boys, TheThe Birthday Boys Superintendent Episode: "Going All the Way"
2014 Suburgatory Nora 4 episodes
2014 Inside Amy Schumer Mia Episode: "Slut-Shaming"
2014 Garfunkel & Oates Vivian 3 episodes: "The Fadeaway", "Eggs" and "Maturity".
2015-present Another Period Lillian Bellacourt Main cast; also creator
2015 Mulaney Rodeo Episode: "Life is a Series of Different Apartments"
2015 Modern Family Dana Episode: "Fight or Flight"
2015 The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber Herself One night television special
2015 Drunk History Elizabeth Bisland Episode: "Journalism"
2016 Superstore Shoplifter Episode: "Shoplifter"
2016 Dice Carmen 6 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fire Guys Black Ladder Team leader Episode 3
2012-2013 Burning Love Haley 14 episodes
2012 Escape My Life Skylar Browning 8 episodes
2013 Ghost Girls Sissy Episode: "Hooker with a Heart of Ghoul"
2015 Joe Rogan Experience Herself Podcast Episode 653
2015 The Adam Carolla Show Herself Podcast May 31
2015 Limbo Lucy / Lucifer Independent short film
2016 WTF with Mark Maron Herself Episode 707


  • Coke Money (2011)
  • Live at Bimbo's (2015)


  1. ^ Natasha Leggero Biography
  2. ^ "Chelsea Lately". E!. Retrieved 2009. 
  3. ^ Leggero, Natasha (June 16, 2010). "Natasha Leggero". The Adam Carolla Show (Interview). Retrieved 2016. 
  4. ^ Leggero, Natasha (November 13, 2013). "Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher". The Artie Lange Show (Interview). Interview with Artie Lange.  Video on YouTube.
  5. ^ "The Nightly Show". Comedy Central. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "Joe Rogan Experience #653". YouTube. May 27, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "'Abortions cool' in Judaism, says newly Jewish comedian". The Times of Israel. June 2, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  8. ^ "Kevin Haas: Rockford East grad Natasha Leggero revives 9-year-old Taco Bell vote in comedy special". August 25, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d Maron, Marc (May 16, 2016). "WTF Podcast with Marc Maron #707". WTF Podcast (Interview). Interview with Natasha Leggero. Retrieved 2016. 
  10. ^ "Late Show with Stephen Colbert". 20 Jun 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  11. ^ "Pilot Season 2010-2011". Archived from the original on February 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010. 
  12. ^ Hughes, Jason (January 19, 2012). "Natasha Leggero Plays Rick's Rude Ex On 'Are You There, Chelsea?'". The Huffington Post. 
  13. ^ Natasha Leggero. YouTube. Retrieved on June 5, 2014.
  14. ^ Rachel Lubitz (December 30, 2013). "TV highlights: Networks compete for most entertaining New Year's show". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014. 
  15. ^ Margaret Eby (January 4, 2014). "Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to controversy over World War II veteran joke: 'I'm not sorry". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2014. 
  16. ^ Drew Grant. "Comedian Natasha Leggero is Sorry/Not-Sorry About SpaghettiO-Gate". The New York Observer. Retrieved 2014. 
  17. ^ "Natasha Leggero Doesn't Want To Plan Her Wedding". YouTube. July 29, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  18. ^ "Comedian Natasha Leggero Talks Getting High on YouTube Plus, the highbrow TV drama that always puts her to sleep". AdWeek. June 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 

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