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Friends Like Us

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

Jan 5, 2022

Joyelle Johnson and Leighann Lord visit Friends and discuss Joyelle's Critic's Choice Award and Leighann's appearance on Showtime's "Even More Women Of A Certain Age" with host Marina Franklin

Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She made her network TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers and most recently performed as the warm-up act for Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act. She wrote for the final season of Broad City, and has performed on Comedy Central’s digital series Comics to Watch, Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train for Seeso, Laff Tracks for TruTV as well as being a panelist for Refinery 29/Facebook Watch’s After After Party and MTV News. And while transitioning to the headliner that she is today she regularly features for Hannibal Buress and has opened for Dave Chappelle, Maria Bamford & Russell Peters. She also combines her dream of comedy and activism by touring with Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice League. Her comedy special Love Joy on Peacock has been nominated for the Critic’s Choice Award Best Comedy Special

Leighann Lord is a veteran standup comedian who has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, The View, and is a former co-host of the Emmy-nominated StarTalk with Neil de Grasse Tyson. She has performed for the troops in the Middle East and is a recipient of the AHA Humanist Arts Award. Leighann can be seen in her recent Dry Bar comedy special, I Mean Business and Showtime's Even More Funny Women of a Certain Age. She is the author of several humor books including: Dict Jokes and Real Women Do it Standing Up, available on Amazon. 

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.