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Friends Like Us

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

Mar 20, 2019

Paris Sashay is a comedienne, actor, writer and producer. Nothing can stop Paris’ ascension to stardom, unequivocally one of the funniest rising comediennes with highlight performances at Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as a 'New Face', BET 50 Central, and 'Unprotected Sets' on EPIX. Also, she has had performances at the Howard Theatre ,the Kennedy Center, Caroline’s on Broadway, and the Comedy Cellar.  In 2016, Paris launched the #TeethAndTittiesCampaign raising awareness about violence against women.

Paris has worked with Dick Gregory, Wanda Sykes, Lil Rel, and Roy Wood Jr. offering her piercing insight on issues of the day. She has been a panel member on “Wild’n Out Wednesday’s with Roland Martin” on TV One, BET, Comedy Central, and EPIX. Additionally, Paris frequently serves as a motivational speaker, having the honor of being the 2013 and 2017 Commencement Speaker at The Foundation School in Gaithersburg, MD.

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.

Calise Hawkins has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gotham Live, Stand Up in Stilettos, Nickmom Nite Out.  She has written for MTV series Totally Clueless and Girl Code, Comedy Central’s @midnight, Charlemagne’s Uncommon Sense, Hood Adjacent with James Davis, was a cast member of Oxygen’s Funny Girls, and worked as a consultant on Aisha Tyler’s “Unapologetic”.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin- Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, and HBO's Crashing