James welcomes stand-up comedian Mekki Leeper to Stage 56 where he performs jokes about his existence as a nerd, growing up in a Muslim and Christian household and navigating his parents’ divorce as an adult.
Mekki Leeper is a comedian and writer from Philadelphia now living in Los Angeles. His standup has been featured on Just For Laughs: New Faces, Comedy Central’s Up Next, and he was named a Comedian You Should Know by Vulture in 2018. He wrote for the 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner, and Crooked Media’s Lovett or Leave It. He wrote and directed the digital series Resolutions on Comedy Central. He’s performed at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and headlines clubs around the country.