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Friends Like Us

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

Feb 13, 2019

Judah Friedlander has made late night appearances on Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, He has appeared in over thirty films and countless television shows- he is well known for his role as Frank Rossitano on the NBC hit series 30 Rock. Judah earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination from the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his part in the Sundance Award-winning film American Splendor. Friedlander also appeared in  Meet the Parents, Zoolander and Along Came Polly, He had a starring role in the 2005 independent comedy Full Grown Men and a supporting role in the 2008 drama The Wrestler. You can even read Judah’s best-selling books, entitled How To Beat Up Anybody or If The Raindrops United a book of drawings.  Judah’s recent comedy special is on Netflix, “America Is The Greatest Country in The United States” Go watch it and then check out his new tour dates at 

Derek Gaines is a New York based comedian who brings a unique perspective to growing up African American in the suburbs. His first break came when he reached the semi-finals of Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes in 2010. Derek was also a finalist in Philadelphia’s Phunniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014 when he appeared on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and was selected by the Just For Laughs Festival as part of their New Faces showcase. He has been a contributor to VH1’s Morning Buzz and TRU TV’s Greatest Ever. He starred in Morgan Spurlock’s docuseries “Connected”. Derek was also a cast member of MTV’s Joking Off and the co-host of MTV’s Broke A$$ Game Show. Derek plays the role of Jaybird in the hit Tracy Morgan’s series THE LAST O.G. for TBS. He was one of the lead roles in the NBC comedy pilot RELATIVELY HAPPY opposite Jane Lynch after coming off a very successful dramatic appearance on ABC’s TRAINING DAY. You might recognize Derek from his break out role on Will & Grace.

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 see her soon on the new season of Two Dope Queens on HBO!

Always hosted by Marina Franklin- Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, and HBO's Crashing