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Friends Like Us

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

Aug 12, 2020

Amy Schumer is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director. In 2013, Schumer created, starred, wrote and executive-produced the award-winning Comedy Central show “Inside Amy Schumer”. In 2015, Schumer’s Universal Pictures film Trainwreck dominated the worldwide box office as the hit summer comedy and in 2018 she starred in the STX comedy I Feel Pretty.

 In 2016, Schumer was nominated for a Tony for her role in Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower.” In 2017, she became a The New York Times bestselling author and Grammy nominee with the release of her first book The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo.

 She has released a variety of comedy specials including “The Leather Special (Netflix),” “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO),” and most recently the Emmy-nominated “Amy Schumer: Growing (Netflix).” Often touring theaters and arenas all over the world, Schumer is the only female comic to headline Madison Square Garden. Her podcast, Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith premiered its fifth season on Spotify this past March and she also premiered a new cooking show, Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, with her husband Chris Fischer who is an award-winning chef on the Food Network this past May. The show will also premiere additional episodes on The Food Network this August.

 Most recently, Schumer’s documentary Expecting Amy premiered on HBO Max. The docuseries takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Amy battles through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy, while documenting the formation of her latest comedy special. 

 Next up, Schumer will star in Stephen Karam’s The Humans and Hulu’s comedy series Life and Beth, which she will star in, write, direct and executive produce.


Mia Jackson is a New York based comedian originally from Georgia. In 2017, Jackson was selected as a New Face by the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the Critic's Choice Best Stand-Up in the city. She has toured nationally with Amy Schumer and is a featured comic at festivals and clubs across the country. Her first stand up special aired in October 2018 as part of Unprotected Sets on EPIX. Jackson has appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland, Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Her Comedy Central half hour special debuted in November 2019. 

Abbi Crutchfield has been seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS, Broad City on Comedy Central, and she hosted You Can Do Better on TruTV. Her jokes on Twitter are consistently featured on best of lists by publications such as Paste Magazine and The Huffington Post. She has trained at the renowned Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre, taught at the People’s Improv Theater, and she tours nationally with her stand-up.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf