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Friends Like Us

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

Jun 21, 2023

Matteo Lane and Pat Brown visit Friends and discuss Matteo's new self-owned comedy special, the problems with Media on LGBTQIA2S+ issues, gender neutral bathing suits and more with host Marina Franklin. 

Matteo Lane Named one of Variety's Top Ten Comics to Watch, stand-up comedian Matteo Lane performs to sold-out crowds all over the world. Matteo's meteoric rise is reflected in his constantly expanding fanbase, with over 2.5 million followers across social media. He has shared the stage with the likes of Chelsea Handler, Aziz Ansari, Hasan Minhaj, and Bob the Drag Queen, and is currently on an international theater tour, THE AL DENTE TOUR. Matteo can be seen in Netflix's queer stand-up special STAND OUT as well as THE COMEDY LINEUP and has been a guest on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS. A skilled artist and pasta aficionado, Matteo has also painted a mural for the Obamas' headquarters in Chicago and trained as an opera singer in Rome. New Special on YouTube: Mateo Lane: Hair Plugs and Heartaches

Pat Brown has been seen on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Fuse’s Uproarious, Axis’s Gotham Live, NBC’s Comic’s Unleashed and BET‘s ComicView, TVOne’s made for TV movie-WHITE WATER, the independent film SOMEBODIES, and the web series UNREQUITED. Pat has won both the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the She Devil Competition. She has been featured in Time Out Magazine, After-Ellen, Splitsider and Punchline Magazine. Her critically acclaimed album “The Pat Brown Sex-Tape” has been described as “provocative and conceptual” by Laugh and is streaming on all platforms. You can watch her set on Two Dope Queens on HBO!

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.