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Friends Like Us

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

Feb 12, 2020

Judy Gold - Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. She has written and starred in two critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding NY Theater, Drama Desk Nomination – Actor). Judy received rave reviews as Gremio in The Public Theater’s all female production of The Taming of The Shrew for Shakespeare in the Park. She also co-starred in Off-Broadway’s Clinton! The Musical, and Disasater! The Musical.  Judy recently guest starred on CBS’ Madame Secretary and has a recurring role on the upcoming season of FX’s Better Things. She has also had recurring roles Netflix’s Friends from College and TBS’ Search Party and appeared on the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here. Judy was featured in Woody Allen’s series Crisis in Six Scenes on Amazon, and also on the hit web-series The Other F Word on Amazon Prime. She has also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and is a regular on Comedy Central’s new series This Week at The Comedy Cellar. Other more recent TV appearances include guest-starring roles on the reboot of Murphy Brown, Broad City, Louie, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt among others. From 1999-2010, Judy was the host of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold. Judy also won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Judy has made numerous appearances on The Wendy Williams Show, The View, The Today Show, and The Steve Harvey Show. She often pops up on The Food Network, but please do not mention Chopped All Stars to her, or Rachel vs. Guy for that matter. Judy Gold is the author of YES I CAN SAY THAT – When They Come for the Comedians We’re All in Trouble,forthcoming from Dey Street Books. She has written for The New York Times, Huffington Post, She is also a talking head on MSNBC, CNN and anywhere else that’ll have her. She is the host of the hit podcast, Kill Me Now, on iTunes. You can find her at or follow her at @jewdygold on Twitter & Instagram. Judy’s new comedy album, Conduct Unbecoming drops this January and her previous albums, Kill Me Nowand Judith’s Roommate Had a Baby are available wherever you get your music.

Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade and across the entire country. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Yamaneika has since tackled both the New York and LA comedy scene by combining her high energy improv skills with a unique vulnerable perspective on life. This mix forces her to go beyond the typical humor one would expect to hear, and allows her to connect to audiences from any background. A semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, one of the stars of Funny Girls on Oxygen and panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show, Yamaneika is finally bringing her talents to the world stage; let’s just hope they can handle her….Prior to that Yamaneika was a series regular on Comedy Central's animated online series In Security. Yamaneika has been a guest star on shows including but not limited to HBO’s Crashing, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and TruTV shows Comedy Knockout and Friends of the People. Her voiceover work can be heard on Inside Amy Schumer,  she was a former panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show, She played Harriet Tubman in Season 2 of Jeff Ross's Roast Battle on Comedy Central. Yamaneika has comedy  specials on both Comedy Central and Netflix’s “Degenerates” , and you can get her new comedy album: “Damsel In Distress”! You can also hear her on her weekly podcast Rantin' and Ravin'.

Charles McBee has made three national stand-up comedy appearances on Gotham Comedy Live  and was a favorite on two FOX television shows. Laughs Seasons 1 and 2 and Punchline Seasons 1 and 2. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway Production, “HA!… The Musical, from Emmy award-winning writer, Michelle Wendt. Charles has performed at the New York Comedy Festival and stars in his web series, It’s a Chucked up Life which he wrote directed and produced.  Charles has written for several tv shows including MTV's WIld N Out with Nick Cannon, MTV's Fear Factor, Uncommon Sense Live with Charlamagne Tha God and VH1's Hip Hop Honors 2017 as well as other MTV & VH1 projects in development. Charles’ comedy is a mix of witty humor with a positive message. He creates laughter by combining personal stories with social commentary. Charles has been called a “hilariously inventive comedian” by the Comedy Cellar’s Rick Crom. You can catch Charles performing at the top comedy clubs in NYC as well as clubs and colleges across the country. You can also hear him hosting The Black Twitter Podcast.

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.