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Friends Like Us

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

Jul 17, 2019

Stephen Calabria is a New York City-based podcast and live events producer. His next event is a debate on Reparations at the Comedy Cellar, scheduled for July 22:

Robb Leigh Davis is a writer, producer, and director in New York City. As a playwright, his work has been featured in the Dixon Place HOT! Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival. He was commissioned by Brooklyn College for two performance pieces, In The Eyes of God and Intolerable, and has performed original works at conferences across the country, as well as being a selected playwright for the Tectonic Theater Project's LGBT Theater Artists of Color Training Lab.  He is the creator and host of the performance series, MEDITATION ON A THEME (, and the Co-host of the podcast Takin U Back, with comedienne Jenn Wehrung. Each episode revisits a calendar year, and all the pop culture insanity that ensued. As a director, he has overseen the one-woman shows, Seeing the Glass, with Jenn Wehrung, White America Hero, with Erica Bradshaw & One Who Succeeds, with Marina Franklin. He has worked extensively in the NYC public school system, creating and advising the development of arts-focused after school programs across the five boroughs, and previously served as the Director of Arts & Culture for the LGBT Center of NYC.

Jenny Saldana is a writer, actress, and stand-up comedian. She wrote, produced and starred in Happy Cancer Chick, a web series inspired by her own battle with breast cancer. She’s penned four plays, and had a principal role in The Dictator. Her video series, The Little Brown Girl Show can be found on Youtube and Facebook Live. Jenny also does advocacy work for young cancer survivors, who often face social or medical problems later in life, and often have trouble with insurance during their treatment. 

Nonye Brown-West is a Nigerian-American comedian, producer, and writer working theaters, clubs and colleges on the East Coast.  She has been featured in the Boston Globe as a Comic to Watch and on Sway In The Morning live at Caroline's on Broadway as a part of the New York Comedy Festival. She was also a featured comedian in the 2019 Treefort Music Festival. You may have seen her recently on “Cittylin” on ABC Boston or you may have heard her on 90.9, Boston's NPR.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf.