Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Friends Like Us

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

Aug 9, 2023

Hollie Harper and Tracee Loran discuss Sag's Indie film waiver, black history on social media, Sinead O'Connor and more with host Marina Franklin. 

Hollie Harper is a comedy nerd from South Jersey. She is currently the creator and co-exec producer of Hella Late! with Hollie Harper on BRIC TV and a co-host of the nationally trending Twitter Storytelling Chat “BlerdDating.” Hella Late! with Hollie Harper was recently in the 2021 NYC Web Fest where she was nominated as Best Actress. Hollie was a semi-finalist in the 2019 NBC Standup Competition and has been featured on NY1, and in Black Enterprise Magazine, Thrive Global, Confessional Magazine and Black San Diego Magazine. Her popular sketch comedy show AMERICAN CANDY has played the Comic Strip, Gotham Comedy Club, BAM Café as well as the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Time Out Chicago named them one of the five groups to watch. Hollie is a regular host for West Side Comedy Club in NYC and works with Gold Comedy and Stand Up Girls, two programs that empower young women by teaching them standup comedy. She was recently the talent coordinator and casting for “Blood Lassi” on Spotify, written by Pratima Mani, and moderated the panel for the Emmy Award winning, WOC editing team of Black Lady Sketch Show for The Black TV and Film Collective. She is also the Creative Consultant for the very successful Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest.

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 late Michael K. Williams. Tracee has also appeared in several national television commercials for global brands such as FedEx, HBO, AT&T, and Arby’s. Tracee’s popular web series Black History Baddies has garnered over a million views since debuting in 2021. 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.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), TBS's The Last O.G, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Hysterical on FX, The Movie Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf.