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Friends Like Us

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

Jun 20, 2018

Eman El-Husseini is a stand-up comedian and writer. She’s known for her appearances on CBC and CTV’s Just for Laughs, and for her Comedy Network stand-up special. She’s opened for Patton Oswalt, and her comedy album, “Unveiled”, was released in 2016. Her writing has been featured in Rover, The Beaverton, The Montreal Gazette, and The Dean’s Report, among other publications. Check out her cartoon on instagram based on her married life with her wife who is also a comedian: @theelsalomons

Joi-Marie McKenzie Joi-Marie McKenzie is an entertainment, style and relationships editor for Good Morning America Digital. She is also the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir, The Engagement Game, out now. Previously, she has worked for ABC News, ABC Radio, NBC New York, and NBC Washington, along with her family's Afro American Newspaper, the longest running African-American family-owned newspaper in the country.McKenzie is an in-demand panelist and workshop facilitator. She has spoken about owning your narrative, writing a memoir, entrepreneurship, blogging, and growing an audience online at Columbia University, University of Maryland College Park, Howard University, and LIM College.She’s also spoken at the prestigious 92Y in New York City along with Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C.

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, among others. She has written for MTV series Totally Clueless and Girl Code, Comedy Central’s @midnight, and Charlemagne’s Uncommon Sense. She wrote on Hood Adjacent with James Davis, and was a cast member of Oxygen’s Funny Girls.Wrote on Comedy Central Hood Adjacent! She has also just become a consultant on Aisha Tyler’s “Unapologetic”

Always hosted by Marina Franklin- Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf.