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Friends Like Us

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

Jul 24, 2019

Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking,‘ was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV. She was featured in Gabriel Iglesias’  theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. She’s made appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and is the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She was selected to be part of Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase. Gina sells more tickets as a headliner within the Improv Comedy Club chain than any new artist. Gina is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet, her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others. She has just gotten off of the “Beyond The Fluffy” tour with Gabriel Iglesias and recently filmed an HBO special called Easily Offended, which will air in August. She will start filming her second special with Comedy Dynamics later this year for Amazon.

Tracee Loran is a New York-based writer, TV host, and actress. She hosted and penned a very popular Internet show called TV Quickie with Nikki. Later, she worked as an on-air reporter for ESPN Mobile, covering major sporting events like the Super Bowl, Wimbledon, and MLB League Division Series. Tracee was previously commissioned by HBO to create a multi-platform campaign for its’ digital on demand service HBOGo. The campaign featured Queen Sugar’s Rutina Wesley and The Wire’s Michael K. Williams. Tracee has also appeared in several national television commercials for global brands such as FedEx, HBO, AT&T, and Arby’s. Fun fact: Tracee has never eaten at Red Lobster. No cheddar biscuits for her. Sorry, Black Twitter.  And, she has never ever seen, "It's a Wonderful Life." She intends to keep it that way.

Melissa Diaz - Bronx-native comedian, actor, and rebel Melissa Diaz is featured regularly at Caroline’s on Broadway, has placed in Devil Cup and Laugh Your Asheville Off competitions, and appeared in the New York Comedy Festival. She has been named one of NYC’s Comics to Watch.

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.