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Friends Like Us

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

Jul 22, 2020

Violet Gray is a stand up comic  and podcaster based in Baltimore, MD. Featured on Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac, her comedy is characterized by bizarre observations on everything from race, gender and politics, to sci-fi , fantasy and tabletop role-playing games. She has won the Pearl Next Superstar Comedian contest and is proud to be North Baltimore’s ONLY Dungeons & Dragons player.

Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian whose stand-up special can be seen on Netflix’s THE COMEDY LINEUP.   He has performed stand up on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY, THIS WEEK AT THE COMEDY CELLAR and THE COMEDY JAM, as well as HBO’s CRASHING.  Fluent in five languages and with a singing range of six octaves, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer before starting his comedy career.

Robb Leigh Davis is a writer/performer, residing in Brooklyn, New York. He is the former Director of Arts & Culture for the LGBT Center of NYC, and continues to work at the intersection of spirituality, sexuality and racial identity. He is creator of the performance series Meditation on a Theme (, co-creator of the podcast Takin U Back, and has worked extensively with the NYC Department of Education overseeing arts education across the five boroughs. He continues to work as a consultant for community-based organizations providing arts education with a social justice lens, while developing new artistic works reflecting arts and politics.

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