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Friends Like Us

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

Jan 29, 2020

Paula Bel A Los Angeles native, Paula Bel's voice and delivery are undeniably strong, not your average female comic.  The unexpected truths along with her delivery are hilarious. Currently you may have seen her on "Baskets" w/ Zach Galifinakis or you can watch her comedy on Showtime's Nasty Show Vol. II or Jenny McCarthy's "Dirty Sexy Funny" on HULU. Paula's numerous credits include The Tonight Show, The View, Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy, Nickelodeon and Comics Unleashed. Headlining numerous comedy festivals such as 'HBO" in Las Vegas, Montreal "Just for Laughs", "Smithwicks" in Dublin and Kilkenny, Ireland.  Television and acting appearances include "VH1", "Real Husbands of Hollywood,” music video starring Wiz Khalifa, and commercials for Google. Paula’s writing style and character makes her one of the most unique female comics performing today.

Keith Price Out Comedian, Actor, Writer, radio personality, Keith Price is a dynamic and diverse comic energy who brings every aspect of himself to the stage for the purpose of laughter and understanding.   He was the first out, African-American personality on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He produces and performs in comedy shows in and outside of New York City. He also is the host and executive producer of his own podcast, Keith Price’s Curtain Call available on Broadway World,  ITunes, Google Play Music, as well as, MOCHAA with Bobby Rivers Being the first generation American son of Honduran immigrants, growing up gay in Texas, and seeking comedic glory in NYC is enough for any sitcom. His first one man show, EBONY CHUNKY LOVE: Bitch Can’t Get a Date!” is the subject of an award winning documentary of the same name.  His follow up second show, Heartaches and Hardons, was a circuit hit, and he is currently working on the 3rd installment of Ebony Chunky Love.

Mehran Khaghani is a barely legal (times two, plus seven) Iranian immigrant who keeps it one hundred in these streets and uses too many numbers in the first sentence of his bio. A seasoned stand up comedian and natural big personality (full time, paid homosexual) Mehran has been on Comedy Central (This Week at the Comedy Cellar), HBO (High Maintenance), and NBC (Last Comic Standing). He won TruTV's Comedy Knockout. Mehran lives in New York City with his husband and dog and performs at clubs and theaters all over the country. His weight fluctuates. (I am too high to write a bio right now.)

Eman El-Husseini -A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one — her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to Palestinian rights and marriage equality to the ice cream truck that insists on parking in front of her building, it’s all happening and it’s happening to her, especially. Strap in and get comfortable, Eman has a lot to work through. In her decade-long comedy career, Eman has headlined across Canada, opened for Patton Oswalt, and recorded her first comedy album, “Unveiled,” which can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio. She currently lives in New York City, legally, thank you very much.Check out her cartoon on instagram based on her married life with her wife who is also a comedian: @theelsalomons

Dr. Leighann Lord ( is a veteran stand-up comedian and the author of Dict Jokes and Real Women Do It Standing Up. She is the creator of the People with Parents podcast and has been a co-host on StarTalkRadio,with Neil de Grasse Tyson. She has been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, and The View, and was recently seen on Netflix in the Def Comedy Jam25th Anniversary Special. She was also one of the five national finalists in the 2018 ABFF-HBO Comedy Wings Competition. She’s the winner of the 2019 Humanist Arts Award. Leighann is a proud member of House Ravenclaw (with a dash of Slytherin).

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf.