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Friends Like Us

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

Jan 23, 2019

Amanda Seales: The multi-hyphenate comedian/actress/producer is the creator of the digital game show Smart, Funny & Black, she stars as Tiffany on the HBO series Insecure, has a podcast called “Small Doses” and has a book coming out." On January 26th, her first hour-long comedy special on HBO I Be Knowin will make its debut. The former MTV VJ has a master’s in African-American studies from Columbia University, has guest-starred on black-ish and written, produced and starred in two seasons of her scripted web comedy series, “Get Your Life”.

Roy Wood Jr. Roy’s  comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Roy joined “The World’s Fakest News Team” in 2015 as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning hit series, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening,” which returns on February 1st. His first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Father Figure,” premiered in 2017 along with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records. Roy’s second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You,” will premiere on January 25th.

Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In October 2006, Wood made his network television debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” In 2008, he appeared on HBO’s historic “Def Comedy Jam” and was later selected by America as one of the top three finalists on “Last Comic Standing” on NBC. Wood has appeared on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” TBS’ “Conan,” “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”  He has also performed for the troops on numerous USO tours in the Middle East and the Pacific Islands.

Von Decarlo is a stand-up comedian, actress, and author of the book Speak Fluent Man. She completed two seasons as a talking head comedian on BET/Centric’s relationship-based show, According to Him + Her, and is featured on Tru-TV’s hit comedy show, Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks. In addition, she performed at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, JFL Present’s LOL Live. You can catch her in national commercials for GNC, Disney’s Aladdin, and Carnival Cruise Lines. You can also catch her on the 2018 year-end wrap up special for CNN’s AC360. Her one-woman show, Lasagna, debuted at the People’s Improv Theatre to a full crowd and rave reviews. She is the first female to host her own show on Sirius XM NBA Radio called, Coach Von's Corner, where comedy meets sports, and you get everything on and off the court in the NBA. Her podcast, Coach Von Podcast, is available on iTunes and uses sports to anchor into fun, yet honest, conversations about life, love, and relationships. 

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