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Friends Like Us

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

Oct 30, 2019

Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. Think a wine you didn’t order. You can watch Aparna as Grace the belabored HR rep on the Comedy Central show, Corporate or hear her as the voice of Hollyhock on Bojack Horseman. She also has a half-hour special on the second season of The Standups on Netflix, as well as appearances on Late Night with Stephen Colbert on CBS and Two Dope Queens on HBO. Other acting credits include A Simple Favor, Crashing, High Maintenance, Master of None, and Inside Amy Schumer.  Aparna was also named one of “The 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone. She also co-hosted the 2018 Women’s March Rally in NYC. In 2019, she was in a Super Bowl commercial with Michael Bublé for sparkling water neé seltzer.

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a comedy-adjacent poet living in New York. She is the author of Peluda (Button Poetry). She is the co-host of podcast Say More with Olivia Gatwood. She has performed with Palehound, Sadie Dupuis, Mannequin Pussy, Ocean Vuong, Terrance Hayes, Lorelei Ramirez, Gabe Gonzalez, Jamie Loftus & more. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PAPER Magazine, Teen Vogue, REMEZCLA, The Guardian, Vulture, Bustle, Glamour, The Huffington Post, Muzzle, Breakbeat Poets, The Adroit Journal, and BBC Mundo. She is an MFA candidate at NYU (brag) where she teaches sometimes.

Danielle Randle - Originally from Chicago and new intern to Friends Like Us! 

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