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Friends Like Us

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

Aug 23, 2023

This week Zainab Johnson and Abbi Crutchfield join Friends Like Us and discuss the hardship brought on by the WGA/SAG strike, Billy Porter selling his house, and how the Alabama riverboat brawl sparked a cultural moment with host Marina Franklin. 

Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch, she is one of the host for Netflix's show "100 Humans", she can be seen as a series regular on the hit Amazon series from Greg Daniels a half hour comedy titled “Upload”, and she made her first late night stand up appearance on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers.  Aside from her many breakout performances on shows like NBC’s Last Comic Standing and her viral standup clips she is a regular at the Comedy Store in LA and the Comedy Cellar in NY.

Abbi Crutchfield has been seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS, and Broad City on Comedy Central. She was a host on You Can Do Better on TruTV, and the host of Up Early Tonight on Hulu.

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.