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Friends Like Us

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

Aug 28, 2019

Coleman Hughes is currently an undergraduate student in the department of philosophy at Columbia University. In June of 2019 Hughes testified before a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee at a hearing on reparations for slavery. In addition to writing for Quillette, Hughes has contributed to publications including The Spectator, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Heterodox Academy blog.

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.

Seaton Smith is a NYC based comedian, actor, writer and director. He’s travelled the world doing stand up and in 2014 he made his television debut on Fox’s “Mulaney” Since then he’s appeared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”, Inside Amy Schumer, he is also a regular guest on Comedy Central’s Nightly Show. In 2017, Seaton had a blast making people uncomfortable when he made his first appearance on Conan. Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015: " He’s bursting with energy in a way that sets him apart in an overcrowded stand-up scene. He can currently be seen on Comedy Central’s Alternatino.

Jon Laster is a heralded New York City based comedian. Recently featured in the New York Times, Rolling Stone magazine and on New York City’s hottest syndicated morning show ‘The Breakfast Club.’ Jon was the host of the famed 'Billion Dollar Show' at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York City. He’s also fresh off a jet from injecting this years ESPY’s last years B.E.T. awards and Huff Po’s digital series with his writing prowess. His first feature film with Jon in the producers chair and playing the role of co-star just scorched the indie film circuit picking up 12 awards in 12 festivals and was just released on iTunes for the world to enjoy!.

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.