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Friends Like Us

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

Jul 25, 2018

Helen Hong is a comedian and actor. Helen has performed standup comedy on Last Call with Carson Daly, The Arsenio Hall Show, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, Stand Up in Stilettos, Gotham Comedy Live and the Showtime documentary Why We Laugh: Funny Women. She’s a fan favorite on NPR’s wait wait don’t tell me. Helen plays Janet Fung in the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis and her voice can be heard as Thistle Lady in 20th Century Fox Animation’s Epic.  Her TV appearances include roles on Parks and Recreation, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, New Girl, The Crazy Ones on Inside Amy Schumer, and Mrs. Wong on Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans. Before launching her full-time career as a performer, Helen worked behind the scenes as a TV director/producer on such hit series as What Not To Wear, Four Weddings, and Say Yes to the Dress.

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. She wrote on Hood Adjacent with James Davis and was a cast member of Oxygen’s Funny Girls. And is consultant on Aisha Tyler’s “Unapologetic”

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