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Friends Like Us

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

Aug 3, 2022

Leighann Lord: 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. 

Jenna Bond is a writer who is shaped by the niche and obscure lives of the fading New York City. Discovered through her weekly essays on baby adult fails and her sardonic view of American values, her screen work ranges from RUN THE WORLD (Starz) to the live special OUR SHARED FUTURE for the Smithsonian. Originally cutting her teeth at Savoy, Heart&Soul, and Honey magazines and on downtown velvet rope party lines, she became an aide in Bill Clinton’s post-presidential chief of staff office before joining his writing team—crafting his speeches, correspondence and eulogies, and undeservingly sitting on the stage of Rosa Parks’ funeral. This role sparked a career anchored along Harlem’s 125th Street working at the Apollo Theater, curating at Maysles Cinema and consulting for Chef Marcus Samuelsson. And she’s co-hosted fundraisers at the Met Museum, intermittently managed the Suzi Lori Parks Band, and produced Soho comedy shows for Village comics. Known for her book parties and spades games, Jenna is a graduate of Wellesley College and Upright Citizens Brigade. She recently elevated from bon-vivanting as an art world groupie to serving as a 2022 Visiting Critic for the Wassaic Project. She serves on the board of Harlem Stage.

Keith Price: Comedian, Actor, Writer, radio personality, Keith Price is a dynamic and diverse comic energy who brings every aspect of himself to the stage for the purpose of laughter and understanding.   He was the first out, African-American personality on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.  He produces and performs in comedy shows in and outside of New York City.  He also is the host and executive producer of his own podcast, Keith Price’s Curtain Call available on Broadway World,  ITunes, Google Play Music, as well as, MOCHAA with Bobby Rivers   Being the first generation American son of Honduran immigrants, growing up gay in Texas, and seeking comedic glory in NYC is enough for any sitcom.  His first one man show, EBONY CHUNKY LOVE: Bitch Can’t Get a Date!” is the subject of an award winning documentary of the same name.  His follow up second show, Heartaches and Hardons, was a circuit hit, and he is currently working on the 3rd installment of Ebony Chunky Love. ​

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