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.


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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