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Friends Like Us

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

Aug 22, 2018

Vladimir Caamano stand up comedian from the Bronx. After his stand out performance at Just for Laughs (JFL) in 2015, Vlad entered into a pilot development deal to co-write, and star in a pilot based off of his comedy for NBC with Bill Lawrence and WB supervising. Vlad co-wrote the script with UNDATEABLE writer, Adam Styzikiel and recently shot the pilot directed by Phill Lewis. 

In 2016, Vlad was named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety and was honored at JFL. In 2017 Vlad made his late-night standup debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed again at the prestigious Just for Laughs Gala hosted by Lilly Singh. Vlad has been seen on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Marvel’s Runaways, and NBC’s Superstore. He is currently developing television shows with top comedy producers and networks. Vlad also works with the Psychological Trauma Center at Cedars-Sinai which is a one-of-a-kind, school-based prevention and early intervention mental health program servicing the needs of Hispanic children in the community at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Aminah Imani is a stand up comedian who resides in New York City. Aminah has set out on the comedy circuit performing at clubs, theaters, and hosting events for all occasions. Career highlights includes her performance at her alma mater, Howard University, Homecoming Comedy Show, she was a semi-finalist in the Miller Lite Stand Up Competition, was featured on Essence’s girlfriend adventures web series, the 202 DC Comedy Festival, Blavity and BRIC TV. Aminah currently produces her own podcast, Wine Before Nine, available on soundcloud and iTunes.

Calise Hawkins is a stand-up comedian and writer. She has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gotham Live, Stand Up in Stilettos, Nickmom Nite Out, among others. She has written for MTV series Totally Clueless and Girl Code, Comedy Central’s @midnight, and Charlemagne’s Uncommon Sense, Hood Adjacent with James Davis, and was a cast member of Oxygen’s Funny Girls. And recently worked as consultant on Aisha Tyler’s “Unapologetic”

Always hosted by Marina Franklin- Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, and HBO's Crashing.