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Friends Like Us

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

Aug 21, 2019

Yamaneika Saunders is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for her work as a panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show and lead roles on Oxygen’s Funny Girls and Comedy Central’s In Security. Yam has appeared on HBO’s Crashing, truTV’s Comedy Knockout and Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks, Comedy Central’s Broad City, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and This Is Not Happening. Yam has also been featured on TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, A&E’s Black and White, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and as a recurring correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Yamaneika has performed stand-up at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, The Half Hour on Comedy Central, and filmed a half-hour special as part of the comedy showcase The Degenerates for Netflix. She currently stars on Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, VH1’s Talk 30 To Me, Bravo’s Kandi Koated Nights, and most recently as a writer and performer in the Jeff Ross Netflix original series Historical Roasts which premiered in May. You can listen to her weekly on her hit podcast Rantin and Ravin.

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.

Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a Brooklyn based stand up comedian, writer and actress.  She can be seen on the final season of HBO’s Crashing and is currently the warm up comic for Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act on Netflix.  Joyelle made her network TV debut last year on Late Night with Seth Meyers and most recently wrote for the final season of Broad City. She has performed on Comedy Central’s digital series Comics to Watch, Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train for Seeso, Laff Tracks for TruTV as well as being a panelist for Refinery 29/Facebook Watch’s After After Party and MTV News. Joyelle was selected for the 2018 FOX Comedy Showcase, was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity Showcase and has performed at festivals like Sketchfest, Bonnaroo, The New York Comedy Festival and Bumbershoot. And while transitioning to the headliner that she is today she regularly features for Hannibal Buress and has opened for Dave Chappelle, Maria Bamford & Russell Peters. She also combines her dream of comedy and activism by touring with Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead’s Abortion Access Front.

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.