Comedienne, ten year old Leroya “Roya” Sanford dons the Tierra as the Princess of comedy. At the tender age of four, Roya took to the stage to perform her first comedy routine during a 2006 Swimming Awards banquet and wowed the audience. It was unexpected, but when asked if anyone wanted to come up on stage and say a few words, Roya eagerly raised her hand and said, “Can I go tell some jokes?” Her parents soon realized that her gift for bringing laughter was not just a faze when at every opportunity she would run on stage to tell jokes. After multiple great reviews and a growing fan base, Roya convinced her father to allow her to widen her performance range throughout various comedy clubs in Southern California.. Roya says not only does she do stand up, but she stands up for kids all over the world who are afraid to be heard and wants to empower them to reach for their dreams no matter how big or impossible. Wanting to make a difference Roya has given inspirational speeches and riveting performances at Fundraising events for the R.E.A.L. Mentoring Academy (www.RealMentoring.org), and the Aquatic Foundation of Metropolitan Los Angeles, AFMLA (www.aquaticfoundationla.org).
Roya’s experience as a performer has quickly risen, She has been featured On KTLA TV Show, "The Young Icons" and can be seen on Disney's hit show "Shake It Up!" International Syndicated Entertainment Columnist Rych McCain, included Leroya in his 2011 7th Annual Top Ten List of Hollywoods’s Most Talented Youth List, (Website: http://goo.gl/CETrg) .
Destined to perform, in the spring of 2010 The Laugh Factory initially said Leroya was too young to perform, but with dozens of fans waiting to see her, management allowed her to perform, and have since invited her to come back . On September 4, 2012 Jaime Masada, (The President/Owner of The Laugh Factory), honored her with the Distinguished Achievement in the Art of Stand-Up Comedy Award.
She has numerous professional stage performances, such as; The Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, The Ha-Ha Comedy Club,, The Ice House, The Ebony Repertory Theater, Flappers, Burbank, and the Las Vegas Harrah’s Improv. Leroya continues to hone her craft and has hosted many venues such as the Leimert Park Book Fair and The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.
Leroya loves her fans and always ends every show with her famous quote, “Remember every minute spent angry is 60 seconds of happiness wasted”. Roya’s personality and delivery combined with her innocence will draw you in and keep you laughing. She has an awe-inspiring presence that captures you and won’t let you go. (Website: www.LeroyaSanford.com)