May 11, 2022
Amity Paye, Carmen Morales, and Akeem Woods visit Friends Like Us and discuss actions for real change, diversity hires , and the lack of black ownership in the music industry.
Carmen Morales has a captivating style which incorporates opinionated quick wit and outlandish characters. Taking from family, friends, and people from everyday encounters she transforms into these characters seamlessly, then adds hilarious commentary which leaves the audience doubled over in laughter. With a perfect combination of like-ability and vulnerability she has been well received by audiences internationally. She's been seen on two seasons of the tv show "Laughs" on Fox and heard on Sirius XM radio in the U.S. and Canada. She's also been featured in Gilda's LaughFest Comedy Festival, the World Series of Comedy, Scruffy City Comedy Festival, Women of Comedy Festival, in the New York Times and has produced her own traveling comedy show, The 'Not Your Average Broads of Comedy' as well as performed in comedy clubs, colleges, strip malls, indie shows, dive bars, towns no one has ever heard of and military bases across the country.
Akeem Woods is the funny little brother you always (never) wanted — his comedy style will have you on the edge of your seat reeling from laughter! No topic is safe from discussion, whether it be the KKK or the hardships of growing up poor. Akeem is a regular at the Comedy Cellar in NYC, was a semi-finalist on Stand Up NBC, has been seen on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, and just recently made his television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden! Currently, you can find Akeem working on a new show for BET and at clubs and colleges all over the country.
Amity Paye is the Senior Director of Communications at Color Of Change. She oversees the organization’s media strategy, social media, design, production, and partnerships to make Color Of Change a household name. Her team uses media coverage, social media, design, and video production to add pressure during campaigns and publicize some of the organization’s most important victories on tech accountability, transforming entertainment industries, and criminal justice reform.
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