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Friends Like Us

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

Feb 5, 2020

Mia Jackson is a New York based comedian originally from Georgia. In 2017, Jackson was selected as a New Face by the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the Critic's Choice Best Stand-Up in the city. She has toured nationally with Amy Schumer and is a featured comic at festivals and clubs across the country. Her first stand up special aired in October 2018 as part of Unprotected Sets on EPIX. Jackson has appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland, Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Her Comedy Central half hour special debuted in November 2019. 

Jenny Saldana is a writer, actress, and stand-up comedian and a Breast Cancer Rock STAR and all around hotness. She wrote, produced and starred in Happy Cancer Chick, a web series inspired by her own battle with breast cancer. Her video series, The Little Brown Girl Show can be found on Youtube and Facebook Live. 

MaryAnn McAlpin-Giraldo is a costume designer and stylist based out of New York City. She is known for a wide range of costuming experience, including work on projects like The First Wives Club, Oprah’s Master Class, Britney Spears’ music videos and concert tours, Jim Breuer’s Stand-Up Special, and much more. Currently, she is working on interior design projects and real estate investments.  MaryAnn is also an advocate for helping families dealing with drug addiction. In 2011, she (with the National Youth Recovery Foundation) began The Greg Giraldo Fund for Children Living in Families with Addiction. Of the fund, MaryAnn said, “I want all children with parents suffering from addiction to learn how to separate the disease from the parent they love and to learn the skills they need to live whole and productive lives, which includes being free to be children.” The fund is in honor of her late husband, comedian Greg Giraldo.

Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf.