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FriendsLikeUs


A Podcast featuring women of color with different views on hot topics. 

Jun 5, 2019

Amy Holmes is a political columnist for the Swiss weekly, “Die Weltwoche.” and guest hosts for Larry King, “PolitcKing.”  Last spring, she co-hosted PBS’s “In Principle” where she interviewed former President George W. Bush (in Texas the morning after his mom passed away), Microsoft founder Bill Gates, HBO’s Bill Maher, former Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld — among many other high profile notables.  She has also interviewed Donald Trump *before* he became president. She has covered presidential election nights for ABC News, CNN, and NBC.

Born in Lusaka, Zambia, and raised in Seattle, Washington, Amy graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Economics. 

Amy’s political experience transcends commentary and analysis: Amy served as a senior speechwriter to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for three years, writing on topics ranging from economic and energy policy to judicial nominations and the Iraq war.

Jackie Fabulous is a gut-busting, writer, producer, speaker, and headlining comedian who uses comedy to simultaneously entertain, encourage and empower audiences. Having survived her fair share of loves, tragedies, lessons and embarrassing moments, Jackie channels all of that energy into hilarious sets and inspiring keynotes. More than just a funny lady, she is on a mission to inspire and empower women all over the world to Find The Funny In Their Flaws.

When Jackie is not on tour, you will find her giving amazing keynote speeches and breakout sessions at corporate events and conferences or as a contestant on season 14 of America’s Got Talent. A lawyer in her past life, she understands the plight of the working woman. Her signature talks and upcoming book within her hilarious “Find Your Fabulous” series will leave audiences feeling encouraged, uplifted, and inspired to conquer the ups and downs of life and work. Her diverse style of comedy has allowed her to work with comedy legends like Roseanne Barr and Wanda Sykes and on the OWN Network, NBC, CBS, and FOX to name a few. Be sure to watch her on America’s Got Talent!

Vladimir Caamañ is the fruit of an immigrant Dominican family living in New York City and is described as an elegant combination of urban grit and intellect. He began polishing his wit in the concrete jungles of The Bronx and Washington Heights and after graduating from Wesleyan University, launched into Standup Comedy.

After his stand out performance at Just for Laughs (JFL) in 2015, Vlad entered into a put pilot development deal to co-write, and star in a pilot based off of his comedy for NBC with Bill Lawrence and WB supervising. Vlad co-wrote the script with UNDATEABLE writer, Adam Styzikiel and recently shot the pilot directed by Phill Lewis. Vlad was the only one of his New Faces class to be chosen to perform as part of the CW Gala hosted by Howie Mandel. In 2016, Vlad was named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety and was honored at JFL. In 2017 Vlad made his late-night standup debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed again at the prestigious Just for Laughs Gala hosted by Lilly Singh. Vlad has been seen on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Marvel’s Runaways, and Superstore.

Keith Robinson is the quintessential comedian's comedian, admired by his fellow artists. His commanding stage presence has gained him appearances on MTV, VH1, HBO's Def Comedy Jam, TBS's family comedy series Are We There Yet, The Chelsea Lately Show on E! and Late Night with Conan O'Brien along with countless tv and movies roles. Many talented comedians can make you laugh but Keith Robinson excels at comedic improvisation which showcases his strident honesty and confrontational style. He is a master story-teller who makes his audiences ask the deeper questions all the while making them laugh 'til it hurts. Keith began cultivating his wit with his "back of the bus funny," subsequently working the comedy circuit in his hometown Philadelphia and securing a spot as one of the finalists on Ed McMahon's Star Search. Keith's impressive record of accomplishments include his self-titled special on Comedy Central, a standout regular on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, writer and central performer on The Wanda Sykes Show and writer for the Chappelle Show. He was seen in Kevin Hart's record-breaking movie, "Laugh at My Pain." One of New York Comedy Cellar's elite, where he frequently hosts, Keith Robinson has a reputation, best described by Cringe Humor for "being the best at impromptu zingers and one-liners that annihilate his colleagues."

Always hosted by Marina Franklin- Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, and HBO's Crashing