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FriendsLikeUs


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

May 1, 2019

Nicole Byer  is an actress, comedian and writer. She hosts the baking show Nailed It currently streaming on Netflix and has a sitcom loosely based on her life streaming on Facebook Watch called Loosely Exactly Nicole. She also hosts a podcast called Why Won't You Date Me. She recently starred on the short lived Fox sketch show Party Over Here. You've also seen her on MTV's Girl Code, 30 Rock, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, @Midnight, Adult Swim, Chelsea Lately, Transparent, Lady Dynamite, and a Nestle commercial that only runs in Israel. She co-wrote and starred in the Pursuit of Sexiness which Variety named a web series to watch. Nicole was featured as a Time Out LA comic to watch in 2015, and Refinery 29 says she’s a female comic to look out for. She’s also been featured in Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Elle and Ebony. Nicole has basically done lots of fun shit. She also tours the dang country, so go see one of her shows!

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress and writer. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and This American Life. She serves as ACLU’s Celebrity Ambassador for Women’s Rights. She hosts a live variety show called Sasheer Zamata Party Time, and you can watch her standup special Pizza Mind on Amazon Prime and Starz, and listen to it on iTunes and Spotify. She’s been listed in Time Out New York’s Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC, Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, and Complex Magazine’s Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now. She co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety, and part of Glamour’s 7 Web Series We Can’t Stop Watching in 2015. She’s performed at Clusterfest, Just for Laughs (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver), Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower Comedy Festival, Outside Lands, SF Sketchfest, Vodafone Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, and Women in Comedy Festival.

Vanessa Gonzalez is originally from Texas and was voted “Best Stand-up Comic” in the Austin Chronicle. She was a breakout as one of the New Faces of the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and subsequently created and starred in a webseries called "Ms. Vanessa" for Mas Mejor, a digital platform that is part of Lorne Michael’s company Broadway Video. She was recently featured on TruTV’s "Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks" and has a half hour stand-up special for Comedy Central and a short special on HBO Latino airing in 2019.

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