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Friends Like Us

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

Mar 10, 2021

Von Decarlo is a New York based stand up comedian, producer, and author, with appearances in global ad campaigns, and national commercials for GNC, Disney’s Aladdin, Match, and Carnival Cruise Lines. She performed at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, as well as, the Lil Rel and Friends show, and has been a featured comedian on Tru TV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, the Jerry O Show on FOX, Buzz Feed’s Hella Opinions, CNN’s year end wrap up special, Essence Live, Essence Now Slay or Shade, BET, Angela Yee’s Lip Service, Comedy Central, Uban View, FOX Soul The Breakfast Club, and more. She is a graduate of the UCB improv program, as well as a UCB diversity scholarship recipient, and her one woman show Lasagna debuted at The People’s Improv Theatre to a full crowd and rave reviews. She was the first woman, and first comedian to host her own show on the Sirius XM NBA channel, and you can listen to her podcast Friend In Your Head to get a dose of practical advice for everyday life. Von Decarlo is the Executive Producer of the official Patrice O’Neal documentary, Killing Is Easy, with partners Comedy Central, All Things Comedy, and Director Michael Bonfiglio. Her comedy mixtape, A Draggable Offense, is available on all major platforms, and can be heard on the She So Funny and Laugh Out Loud radio stations on Sirius XM.

Jenny Saldana is a writer, actress, and stand-up comedian and a Breast Cancer Rock STAR and all around hotness. She wrote, produced and starred in Happy Cancer Chick, a web series inspired by her own battle with breast cancer. Her video series, The Little Brown Girl Show can be found on Youtube and Facebook Live. 

Dean Edwards is an American actor, comedian and writer. Most notably recognized for his two year tenure as a cast member of NBCs Saturday Night Live, Edwards is best known for his multitude of remarkable celebrity impressions that include Denzel Washington, Dave Chappelle, Jay-Z, MoNique, Chris Rock, 50 Cent, and Eddie Murphy. Recently, Dean showcased his amazing talents in his first comedy special, Netflixs Tiffany Haddish Presents: THEY READY, Season 2. Edwards filmography includes supporting roles in Top Five, Spiderman 3 and Tony n Tinas Wedding. He has had guest appearances on Hulus supernatural comedy series, Deadbeat, as well as HBOs The Sopranos. Dean also helped workshop and create the character of Donkey for nearly 2 years in Dreamworks SHREK THE MUSICAL on Broadway. This led to his being chosen as Eddie Murphys vocal double, voicing the role of Donkey in Dreamworks animated Halloween special, Scared Shrekless Most recently, Dean wrapped filming the independent film, Write It Black and after voicing Corey Booker, Common and various roles on season two and three of Showtimes television series, Our Cartoon President. In the world of stand-up comedy, Dean headlines comedy clubs across the country as well as internationally, with his 2019 tour making stops overseas in Qatar, China and Saudi Arabia. On the horizon, Deans new podcast, The Dean Edwards Show, is the flagship show on the new Digital Podcast Network, which launched in February, 2020

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