Watch five terrific Lashonda Lester performances

The Austin comedy world is reeling after news hit yesterday that totally excellent Austin comedian Lashonda Lester had died.

Photo: CATALIN ABAGIU

Today, we celebrate her comedic chops with five great sets.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A day with the queen of Austin comedy

Here is her final appearance, opening for Marc Maron in Austin last week.

Check out her award-winning set from the 2016 Funniest Person in Austin competition:

A piece of hilariously terrible slam poetry from 2012:

A Christmas appearance on the Encyclopedia Show in 2011

And finally, a great story from 2009:

She will be missed.

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Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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