Follow These Funny Ladies:
Watch Stephanie’s comedy on YouTube.
Follow Nichelle on Twitter @niche, where she’s sure to be live tweeting your favorite shows and follow her other blog @CupcakeBlog Also, check out Chicks & Giggles!
She’s going on the road with the fabulously funny Erica Watson this summer across the U.S. hitting every clubs, bars and baby showers. Please follow them on @ThatRoadLife on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Check out Maryssa’s shows. She produces two monthly shows, Fashionably Funny at Broadway Comedy Club and Merriment and Mortification at Otto’s Shrunken Head.
Catch Phoebe on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and follow her on Twitter @PRobinsonComedy.
Watch Yamaneika on Oxygen’s new show, “Funny Girls,” premiering April 7th. Also, follow her on Twitter @Yamaneika!
Follow Chloe on Instagram & Twitter @Chloe_Hilliard and go see her headline live at Caroline’s on April 28th!
Check out Akilah on YouTube & follow her on social media!
Catch her on “The Real” or on her stand up comedy tour!
Follow Del on Twitter and catch her on a new TV show that she can’t tell us about quite yet!
Funny For A Black Girl: What It’s Like To Be Black, A Woman & A Comedian At The Same Damn Time
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1. Stephanie McRae: “Black women are funny, smart & charismatic!
2. Nichelle Stephens: “Women in comedy often don’t get the big paying hosting gigs or even more important, the writing jobs.”
3. Hadiyah Robinson: “There’s a stereotype of the Black women voice in comedy, but our voice is as vast & varied as our shades.”
4. Maryssa Smith: ‘Many popular female comics are hypersexuallized. I don’t think we have to sling tits and ass or the fantasy of having sex with us to be funny.”
5. Phoebe Robinson: “My number one goal is funny first, and then you can have a lesson or a message that you want to get across.”
6. Yamaneika Saunders: “Comedy helps me to connect with the inner child in me that was always overlooked and dismissed.”
7. Chloe Hilliard: ‘I am Black & I am a woman. I don’t play either of them up or down for laughs.”
8. Akilah Hughes: “Comedy is inherently about finding something funny in adversity, so I think Black women make great natural comedians.”
9. Loni Love: “People like women to be pretty. If women aren’t pretty, there needs to be something (audience members) can look at or joke about.”
10. Del Harrison: “My voice is very honest and even a little racist.”