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Friends Like Us

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

Oct 3, 2018

Calise Hawkins is a stand-up comedian and writer. She 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 Sensse, Hood Adjacent with James Davis, and was a cast member of Oxygen’s Funny Girls. And recently worked as a consultant on Aisha Tyler’s “Unapologetic”.

Agunda Okeyo is an activist, writer, producer, and filmmaker. Her writing has been featured in The Daily Beast, Okay Africa, NBC, Curve Magazine, O Magazine, and Women’s Media Center. She’s the producer of Sisters of Comedy, at Carolines on Broadway, the only all black women showcase at any of the top comedy clubs in NYC. Show. Agunda has been featured as a rising producer and activist in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Essence, The Root, Black Enterprise, Forbes, Huffington Post and NBC. In 2016 she was named a Progressive Women’s Voices fellow with Women’s Media Center. On Saturday, October 6th, Okeyo is starting a live social justice, arts, and comedy podcast called The Connection at The Bell House in Brooklyn.

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. She 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.

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