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Friends Like Us

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

Apr 6, 2022

Sharita Humphrey, Zainab Johnson, and Hoodo Hersi visit Friends and discuss improving your credit score, financial awarenes, the slap that was heard around the world and more with host Marina Franklin.

Hoodo Hersi is a Toronto-based comedian whose comedy can be seen on Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival and the BBC. She also had the great fortune of opening up for Hasan Minhaj, Lil Rel Howery, Chris Redd, Gina Yashere, Moshe Kasher, and Maria Bamford among others. In 2019, Hoodo was selected as CBC’s 15 Comics to Watch and was part of Sephora’s national “Get Lippie” lipstick campaign in partnership with Fashion Magazine, where she was profiled as one of the three Female Comedians Taking Canada by Storm Right Now.

Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. In 2019, Zainab was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch. Recently, she was one of the hosts for Netflix's new show "100 Humans". You can also catch her as Aleesha on the Amazon Prime comedy series "Upload". Zainab made her first late night stand up appearance on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has also had appearances on HBO’s All Def Comedy (2017), NBC’s Last Comic Standing (2014), Arsenio (2014), BET’s Comic View (2014), AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live! She also just recently starred in a new web series titled Avant-Guardians. Zainab is a regular at the Improv Comedy Club in LA and the Comedy Cellar in NY, and has performed in the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival as one of the 2014 New Faces of Comedy and returned numerous times since.  

After hitting financial rock bottom, Sharita Humphrey had to rebuild her life and make it stronger. She turned her knowledge of finance into a way to help those silently struggling both personally and financially. Sharita has always worked in the finance, auditing, and accounting industry. She worked as a tax examiner and auditor for the State of Texas for some time, and saw the daily impact of middle-class business owners consistently struggling with not only their business finances but also their personal finances. Her experience includes teaching and speaking at several organizations and events, including the Women’s Resource Center of Houston and Covenant Community Capital. Her work has been published in several magazines, such as Credit Karma and has allowed her to be a brand ambassador for a debt boot camp program with Capital One. She was asked to speak at Covenant House Houston National Night Out event to help bring awareness to the growing epidemic of homelessness and raise money for the homeless teens in Houston.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), TBS's The Last O.G, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Hysterical on FX, The Movie Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf