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Friends Like Us

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

Oct 2, 2019

Franqi French - A nationally appreciated talent, Franqi's coast to coast appearances include The DC Improv as well as The World Famous Comedy Store on Sunset Strip. An award-winning comic, Franqi has shared the stage with Donnell Rawlings, Fortune Feimster, Todd Glass, Branden Wardell, Yannis Pappas, and more. Her brash wit and fresh perspective combine to bring us a blunt review of everything from family to social justice. She’s made several guest appearances on The Roland Martin show on TVOne, WeTV and she’s currently a semi-finalist for Stand Up NBC. 

Zainab Johnson is a stand-up comedian and actress who can  be seen in her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Epix's Unprotected Sets, a breakout performance on HBO’s All Def Comedy and has made appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Arsenio, BET’s Comic View, and AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live! She starred in a web series titled Avant-Guardians,  hosted a new Netflix series and will see her soon as a series regular on the new Greg Daniel's half hour scripted comedy for Amazon Prime.

MeMe Simpson is a stand up comedian, writer, director, and host. She was an assistant writer on Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. MeMe worked on various production work on music videos for hip-hop artists T.I., Jeezy and Lil’ Wayne among others. She has performed at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, The Comic Strip and the world famous Apollo Theater. MeMe also opened for or shared stages with Michael Blackson, Majah Hype, Mike Epps, D.L. Hughley, George Wallace, Royale Watkins, Corey Holcomb, After 7, and Damon Wayans. She has toured and wowed audiences in the United States, Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas.

Harry Enten is a Senior Writer and Analyst for CNN Politics, where he specializes in data-driven journalism, covering politics with a focus on poll numbers and electoral trends.  Prior to joining CNN, Enten was a senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight. There he became known as 'FiveThirtyEight's 'Whiz Kid' for his sharp analysis of politics using polling data combined with demographics and history. He also previously worked at The Guardian. Enten graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in Government. He is a diehard Buffalo Bills fan from the Bronx, NY.

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.