Feb 17, 2021
Drew Dixon is an accomplished record executive, having served as a former Vice President of A&R at Arista Records, a former Director of A&R at Def Jam Recordings, the former General Manager of John Legend's independent label Homeschool Records, and the former manager of recording artist Estelle. She has produced hits for Method Man, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Whitney Houston and more, and has been a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences since 2001. In December 2017, Dixon broke her silence in The New York Times, shining a light on sexual assault and harassment in the music industry. As the main subject of HBO Max’s film On the Record, she discusses the difficult decision to speak out publicly about being assaulted by music mogul, Russell Simmons.
Dr. Leighann Lord (VeryFunnyLady.com) 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, CW Network), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf