Leah Bonnema

Leah Bonnema is a stand-up comedian based in New York City.

Guest Appearances

Harry's Grand Goodbye

Fake The Nation #175November 21, 2019

Leah Bonnema and Aaron Jackson join Negin to discuss the presidential debates, the impeachment hearings, and why people aren't having babies. Listeners also get to hear Harry's voice for the first and last time as he says goodbye to Fake the Nation.…

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Endless Summer (2019)

Fake The Nation #163August 29, 2019

To celebrate what is definitely not the end of summer, Negin debuts all new conversations from the Fake the Nation Vault. Featuring conversations with Connie Wang, Christian Finnegan, Lindsey Boylan, Leah Bonnema, Seena Ghaznavi and Selena Coppock.   This episode is sponsored…

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Poo on the Prime Minister

Fake The Nation #158July 25, 2019

Negin is joined by comedian Leah Bonnema and congressional candidate Lindsey Boylan to discuss the Mueller testimony, the UK’s new prime minister, and a recent trend of being sober but still drinking a little.

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Avocado Tax (And Other Bad News)

Fake The Nation #151June 6, 2019

Leah Bonnema and Ted Alexandro join Negin to talk about Trump’s recent trip to London, the national desensitization to mass shootings, and ask: what is our responsibility when it comes to travel?   This episode is sponsored by Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE) and ThirdLove…

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CHAOS 2019

Fake The Nation #133January 31, 2019

Guest host Benari Poulten is joined by Fake the Nation regulars Christian Finnegan and Leah Bonnema for Negin’s final show away on maternity leave. Topics include Roger Stone’s recent indictment, if anything can be done about America’s desensitization to violence and the…

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Charmed, I'm Sure

Fake The Nation #129January 3, 2019

Negin is joined by Matt Rogers, Leah Bonnema, Baratunde Thurston, Jody Avirgan, Jason Selvig, and Davram Stiefler to consider questions such as: What does it mean for people to be charming? Will millennials save the institution of marriage? Are we all just selling…

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Kids Are a Problem For Everyone

Fake The Nation #125November 29, 2018

Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) and Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop) join Negin to discuss Paul Manafort’s 2016 meeting with Julian Assange and if new developments in the Russia probe will affect Trump politically. Then, they talk maternity leave in the U.S., and finally,…

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Money Diaries

Fake The Nation #114September 13, 2018

Comedians Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop) and Dan Wilbur (Never Flirt with Puppy Killers) join Negin to chat about Serena Williams and if there's a double standard in tennis. The panel also asks: why do we love to hate how other people spend…

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Humanize Porn!

Fake The Nation #98May 24, 2018

Negin takes a breather from political bedlam with an episode that’ll get you in the gut! A cast of all-stars assemble to chat about grief in the digital age, how to be good at being jealous, and the pitfalls of porn. Negin…

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You May Get a Tweet

Fake The Nation #88March 15, 2018

Comedians W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America) and Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop) join Negin to chat about Rex Tillerson’s ousting and Trump’s new picks for Secretary of State and CIA director. Plus, they discuss the potential U.S.-North Korea talks and the…

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Jeff ‘I Can’t Recall’ Sessions

Fake The Nation #71November 16, 2017

Leah Bonnema (Solving Leah) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time) join Negin to discuss Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the potential special counsel on the Clinton Foundation, and Donald Trump Jr.’s cozy relationship with WikiLeaks. Plus, they dig into recent…

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The Imploding GOP and Climate Change Woes

Fake The Nation #38March 31, 2017

Jimmy Williams (DecodeDC) and Leah Bonnema (New York Comedy Festival) join Negin to talk about Trump’s new executive order on climate change, strife within the GOP, and the automation of everything. Plus, they delve into why the mortality rate is rising for…

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Dawn of the Trump Era

Fake The Nation #30January 27, 2017

Negin is on the road out West, but Fake the Nation rests for no one! Leah Bonnema (VH1) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) get on the horn to discuss the sensitive, traumatizing first days of Trump's presidency. Hint: it's…

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New Year's Shorty

Fake The Nation #26December 30, 2016

Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Leah Bonnema (VH1) join Negin for a willfully positive discussion to ring in 2017. They recap their favorite moments of 2016 and make resolutions and predictions for the year ahead. Also, some deep reflections on…

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Minority Prez Donny Twimp

Fake The Nation #23December 9, 2016

Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Leah Bonnema (VH1) join Negin to talk about how to talk about Donald Trump. Meta! They also get into the latest developments from Transition 2016 and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Plus, why nonviolent protesting is anything but…

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The Dark Abyss

Fake The Nation #20November 18, 2016

In today's grab bag episode, Negin calls up Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM) to talk about the latest president-elect developments, including widespread peaceful protests. Next up: Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) and Leah Bonnema (New York Comedy Festival, VH1) join Negin to…

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The Election Compost Heap

Fake The Nation #15October 14, 2016

Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan,) and Leah Bonnema (New York Comedy Festival, VH1) join Negin to talk about Donald and Billy unbleeped, the indignities of the latest debate and #MuslimsReportStuff. Plus, they dip their toes into international waters to ask:…

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