7/11/18 Sisters @ The Schomburg
This evening of stand-up comedy features dynamic women of the Sisters Of Comedy series. Under the direction of Agunda Okeyo, Sisters of Comedy is an ongoing production at Carolines on Broadway, showcasing a who’s who of black women in stand-up. The show will feature comedians Yamaneika Saunders (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Gina Yashere (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), Aparna Nancharla (Comedy Central's Corporate), Joyelle Johnson (opening act for Dave Chappelle) hosted by Agunda Okeyo...
We Been Marching
There have been at least 23 school shootings in America this year, so far. That’s an average of one school shooting a week.
While recent media coverage has focused on the young white victims of high-profile mass shootings like the Feb. 14 massacre at Parkland, Florida high school, for the black community, gun violence is nothing new. In fact, according to Million Hoodies, an organization building the next generation of leadership to fight anti-black racism and systemic violence...
HB Exclusive: Q+A With Agunda Okeyo
Black women in comedy are finally having the coming out party they deserve as the last few years have brought forth several Black women who made major strides in the comedy arena, as well as breaking barriers set in place for decades. Sure, you know about funny ladies like Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae and Tiffany Haddish, but there are lots of funny melinanted ladies out there and one local New York City showcase has welcomed them to the stage for the past four years. Sisters of Comedy...
Wakanda: A Nation Without Chains
t’s funny to call a blockbuster movie “authentic.” Especially when that movie was conceived specifically for enormous financial gain, features an elite cast, many of whom were classically trained at places like Oxford and Yale, and depicts a fictional nation that somehow escaped the horrors of slavery and colonization. And yet, as a Kenyan and the daughter of an African feminist anthropologist, I found Black Panther remarkably authentic. Throughout, it remains true to itself as a fictional...
Friends Like Us - February 14, 2017
This week, Erin Jackson, Agunda Okeyo, and Man-Of-The-Month Jordan Carlos stop by Friends Like Us to talk writing for comedy, Mike Pence at the Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Erin Jackson- Last Comic Standing, Exhale, Ellen, Herlarious, Standup in Stilettos. Agunda Okeyo- Activist. The Daily Beast, Okay Africa, NBC, Curve Magazine and O Magazine. Producer of Sisters of Comedy. The Laura Flanders Show. Jordan Carlos- The Colbert Report, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore...
Revolutionary, Gifted & Black
Agunda Okeyo reviews the stirring Black Lives Matter Memoir "When They Call You A Terrorist" (2018) by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandale.
Your Ideology Is a Shithole
Trump is the figurehead for an international system that depends on an 'enfeebled' Africa in order to rob the continent it of its riches. Here's how it works.
Donald Trump thinks Africa is a country, and a "shithole" at that. At a meeting in the White House last week on immigration Trump asked lawmakers "Why are we having all these people from 'shithole' countries come here?"—referring to Haiti and "Africa"— before suggesting the US take more immigrants from countries like Norway...
Friends Like Us - December 6, 2017
This week on Friends Like Us: Marina Franklin, Christina Galston, MeMe Simpson, and Agunda Okeyo discuss uncomfortable conversations about sex, gender relations, Net Neutrality, and the GOP.
Featured guests: Christina Galston - MTV’s Guy Code vs. Girl Code, The Chisme Club, and Stand-Up 360: Muy Caliente. MeMe Simpson - toured with Michael Blackson, Damon Wayans and wrote for Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. Agunda Okeyo - activist, writer, producer, and filmmaker. Her writing has been featured...
I Long For A Different August
Since I was a child, I have been acutely aware of conflict and deeply concerned with resolving contentious problems. That has made for an interesting outlook considering that since my birth in August 1982 until this day, my community in Nyanza, Western Kenya has been under regular attack from state forces because of the egalitarian values we seek to uphold, in stark contrast to the neocolonial, capitalist, patriarchal ideology steering government. I now live in New York City...
If Black Lives Don't Matter...
If Black lives don’t matter enough to say that #BlackLivesMatter, African lives don’t exist. Living in America is an exercise in frustrating tolerance of a people who fail to recognize their ceaseless exploitation of African lives, land and resources. Most Americans are ignorant of this country’s role in the assassination of the late great Patrice Lumumba of Congo, the colonization of Liberia in their attempt to rid themselves of free blacks beginning in the 1820s or the ongoing conflicts...
Friends Like Us - October 4, 2017
FLU with host Marina Franklin Judy Gold, Bonnie McFarlane, and Agunda Okeyo stop by FriendsLikeUs to discuss The march for Black Women on Washington, Taking a Knee, Whitney Houston, Palestine, Puerto Rico, and Hugh Hefner.
M4RJ: It's Time To Shift Power
St. Louis police officer, Jason Stockley, was standing mere inches away from Anthony Lamar Smith when he shot and killed him. Earlier this month — on the 54th anniversary of the Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing — Stockley was acquitted of all charges." Throughout my education, the story of America was told in very specific terms...
If We Want to End White Supremacy...
At the end of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke pointedly about white supremacy:
"Somebody told a lie one day," he said as the congregation rustled out of frame. "They couched it in language, they made everything black, ugly and evil. Look in your dictionary and see the synonyms of the word 'black'. It's always something degrading and low and sinister; look at the word 'white'. It's always something pure, high and clean. But I want to get the language right tonight..."
Black Women on TV Living Best Selves
Up until several years ago, the daily rhythms and inner life of black women were rarely examined on television in the 21st Century. Thanks to the creative genius and tenacity of Oprah, Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, and now Issa Rae black women behind the scenes are sharing stories that finally do us justice. So after many years of one dimensional representation, we are living fully on the small screen again.
Like every 30-something black woman I know, I was watching HBO’s Insecure Sunday night.
Friends Like Us - August 9, 2017
Friends talk with James Altucher about taking care of self, college debt, five things one must have, and more!
Featured Guests: James Altucher- Entrepreneur, author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book: “Choose Yourself, and host of his top rated podcast “The James Altucher Show.”; Agunda Okeyo- Producer of "Sisters of Comedy", writer, filmmaker, activist, in 2016 she was named a Progressive Women’s Voices fellow with Women’s Media Center and joined the NYC board of Women...
Inaugural SpeakHER Town Hall
On Thursday, August 17, 2017, Hello Beautiful hosted a dynamic town hall to discuss why Black women are removed from the conversation when we talk about state sanctioned violence.
Chick Chat: 5/25 Sisters of Comedy
Charise Frazier and Keyaira Kelly sit down with “Sisters of Comedy” series creator Agunda Okeyo and writer/ activist Michaela Angela Davis, to talk about the visibility of Black women in comedy.
OpEd: Comedy Can Lead to Inclusion
I’ve always been “woke.”
I attribute this to being the youngest with two big brothers who outpaced me and pushed me to think faster and play harder. Also being a Kenyan immigrant in growing up in NYC had the same effect. In the never ending oil spill of the 2016 election, we are all covered in this grimy substance that simply won’t wash out.
WNYC Podcast: Between Fear and Hope
Dec 15th - A growing number of cities, college campuses and churches have declared themselves to be sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. Some states – including California and New York, home to large immigrant populations – have said that they will resist Trump’s immigration policies. But no one really knows what will happen when Trump takes office. Feet in 2 Worlds invited a group of young immigrants to talk about their responses -in both words and deeds – to the incoming administration.
Is Trump a Target for Blackmail?
Dec 13th - Big Picture Panel: Writer/Producer/Filmmaker/Activist Agunda Okeyo & Bryan Pruitt, RedState. There’s also the question of security. Once Donald Trump takes office, every single one of his hotels, golf courses, and casinos will become a target for terrorist groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda. And unlike, embassies or consulates, they’re soft targets...
Noah's Memoir Raw, Real & Funny
Dec 1st - via O Mag
You'd be hard-pressed to find a comic’s origin story better than the one Trevor Noah serves up in Born a Crime. Noah, his little brother, and their mother are on the way home from church. After a dispute with their bus driver, Noah’s mother hurls herself and her boys out of the moving vehicle. Bruised and bloodied, they flee to safety, and Noah, then just 9, observes, “I know you love Jesus, but maybe next week you could ask him to meet us at our house.”
The Big Picture w/ Thom Hartmann
Nov 22nd - On The Big Picture Politics Panel w/ Thom Hartmann: Feminist Writer/Producer/Filmmaker/Activist Agunda Okeyo & Bryan Pruitt, RedState. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory looks like he's trying to steal an election that he lost by more than 6,000 votes. More on his insidious plan...
WOC Lead Post-Election Protest in NY
Nov 10th - via Complex Writer & filmmaker Agunda Okeyo offered especially affecting insight, taking hold of a megaphone as night set in and rain fell more heavily. Okeyo, who is from Kenya, said she has lived through dictatorships and likens the atmosphere in America right now to the start of a dictatorial regime. “You guys got bamboozled," she said, but her words were ultimately hopeful. She spoke of the need to empower black women to lead—because, she said, they are leaders...
WOC Led Coalitions Launch #Our100
Nov 9th - via ReWire “Women of color-led coalitions are coming together in the first 100 hours after electing a new president to support an agenda for Black lives, immigrants, Muslims, Latinas … against rape culture and a sexist, racist, xenophobic policy,” said Agunda Okeyo, an activist, organizer, and African immigrant in New York City.
Rally @ Columbus Circle
On Nov 9th - via Democracy Now! #GOPHandsOffMe held major rally at Columbus Circle in NYC, near Trump International Hotel calling for continued action to confront racist, sexist and xenophobic policy and practice. Agunda speaks on the election.
The Day After The Election
Nov 8th - On The Laura Flanders Show, a special call to action against post-election complacency. Although many of us affected by this election will be embittered and jaded by the "nightmarish" election season, our guests this week, activists ranging from many backgrounds, communities, and ages have a thoughts on how we can continue to mobilize #AfterTheElection.
Sisters of Comedy, NYCF @ Carolines
Agunda Okeyo joins NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL w/ “Sisters of Comedy” at Carolines on Broadway Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:30pm. Hosted by Broad City’s Michelle Buteau, Zainab Johnson (Comic View), Gina Yashere (The Tonight Show), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) Special guests Mark Normand (Inside Amy Schumer) and Judah Friedlander (30 Rock)! Okeyo is ft. as a rising producer & activist in Time Out NY The New Yorker, Essence, Black Enterprise, Hollywood Reporter, NY Times, NBC & HuffPost.
"Sisters of Comedy" on PIX11 in NYC
Nov 1st - Agunda Okeyo and comedian Michelle Buteau appeared LIVE to discuss the Nov 2nd NY Comedy Festival production of Sisters of Comedy at Carolines on Broadway on PIX 11 with hosts Scott Stanford and Sukanya Krishnan!
Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning
Oct 31st - Agunda Okeyo visited Hot 97 to discuss ‘Sisters of Comedy’ and creating the first Trump protest group.Watch the interview!
"Millennials Protest Against Trump"
Oct 18th - via NYTimes Young minority women organized anti-Trump protests in cities across the country after multiple sexual assault allegations against him.
Sex Assault Survivors Protest Trump
Oct 18th - via TIME Dozens of women, many of them sexual assault survivors, gathered in front of Trump Tower Tuesday morning to kick off a series of nationwide protests urging women to abandon the Republican Party and demanding that GOP leadership un-endorse Donald Trump. The gathering, led mostly by women of color, was half-protest, half-consciousness raising, featuring sexual assault survivors sharing their outrage at Trump’s recent comments about women and several musical performances.
Pussies in Formation Speaks Out!
Oct 18th - On The Big Picture w/ Thom Hartmann Agunda Okeyo, GOP Hands Off Me joins Thom. Women across the country are saying "GOP Hands off Me!" after Trump bragged that he assaults women with his tiny hands.
Women Protest Trump Across America
Oct 18th - Women in 15 cities across the US have gathered at Trump buildings to protest against the presidential candidate. One of the largest protests was at the Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York.
Feminists Denounce Trump
Oct 17th - Thom speaks with Agunda Okeyo, Feminist writer/producer/filmmaker/activist, about the recent protest against Donald Trump and the plans for the future.
Pussy Riots at Trump Tower
Oct 15th - Donald J. Trump, the presidential nominee of the Republican Party, has been dogged by so many accusations of sexual assault that we have lost the will to tally them up. And mind you, we are very good at math. Amid all this — his boasting about grabbing pussy, his alleged octopus hands (we’d hoped they were too small for that), the allegations of unwanted peeping, touching and kissing, and, yes, rape — we almost look fondly at August 2015. Almost...
Dozens of Women Are Protesting Trump
Oct 12th - via NYMag Dozens of women, including sexual-assault survivors, rallied outside Trump Tower in Manhattan on Wednesday morning to protest the Republican presidential candidate.
Approximately 50 protesters were holding signs, ranging from “Pussies in formation” to large pictures of cats, as they chanted, “Trump thinks he runs this town, pussy came to shut it down,” according to The Guardian. They also chanted, “We want freedom, tell the sexist GOP, we don’t need ’em.”
‘Pussies in Formation’ Against Trump
Oct 12th - “We made it clear our bodies are ours and that the GOP needs to back off,” said Agunda Okeyo, a New York City-based writer, filmmaker, and activist who took part in the protest.
Women Form Human Chain Outside Trump
Oct 12th - A group of about 60 women linked arms across the entrance of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue this morning, blocking passage in and out of the building as they condemned Trump and the entire GOP for what they described as decades of "anti-women, anti-immigrant, and anti-black policies."
I was overjoyed to make this visual spoken word (rap) video over a few short days at an adult summer camp in 2016! Convened by the African American Policy Forum and held at Vassar College, I made this project in the midst of so many beautiful black women activists and allies. It's fundamentally a message of unity with all people and I hope we continue to make more and more empathetic and herstorically astute decisions about our future. Stop state sanctioned violence against black women.
Comedy Show to Fundraise for BLM
Agunda Okeyo celebrates blackness and explores how to heal pain with humor through her work as a writer, producer and activist. “Laughter is the most liberating emotion and it’s my joy to bask in it and share it with others,” Okeyo told The Huffington Post. Okeyo said that’s why she created “Sisters of Comedy,” a special stand up showcase that first kicked off in 2014 and features acts from talented black women comedians...
Friends Like Us Podcast
Sept 7, 2016 - Your Power as Artist - Friends talk about the power black entertainers/athletes have in todays racial climate. Also, Friends revisit the Nate Parker case, remember their first experience with race, and discuss why Pilots should only fly drunk if they're alcoholics.
Sisters of Comedy Helps To Ease Pain
For over two years, activist, filmmaker, and writer Agunda Okeyo has added comedy curator to her entrepreneurial efforts, producing an all-woman-everything series in New York City entitled, “Sisters Of Comedy.” In July the event comes as the nation grapples with the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Jumping Around w/ Jeff Gurian
Speaking of comics and cops, Agunda Okeyo, a comic and producer had a special show called The Sisters of Comedy at Carolines which was a predominantly black female show, except for Wyatt Cenac, and Judah Friedlander. It was a show co-sponsored by Black Lives Matter.
Despite its claims, the United States of America is not exactly a great example of democracy. In fact, while pointing accusatory fingers at many African leaders, America is rife with dictator swag.
Could Eclipsed be the Blackest Show?
"Eclipsed" may very well be the Blackest show on the Great White Way.
Led by an all-Black cast, director, playwright and producing team, the play explores the true to life, daily toil of women and girls confined to a rebel compound in 2003 Liberia. Eclipsed is African women's storytelling with gravity and humor.
How One New Yorker is Making Space
In 2014, writer-activist-producer Agunda Okeyo dreamed up Sisters of Comedy, a monthly showcase that features Black women comedians at Caroline’s on Broadway. Okeyo started producing the show, which was originally held at Gotham Comedy Club, because she’d been working in comedy clubs and wanted to have a bigger impact in the industry. Okeyo grew up with a third-generation African feminist mother, who went to Harvard and now lives in Kenya. Sisters of Comedy is one of Okeyo’s forms of activism.
Black Women’s Truth & Reconciliation
Commissioner: AGUNDA OKEYO. Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a four day event from April 28-May 1, 2016, to be held as a part of the International Decade of People of African Descent at the United Nations. The Truth Commission reflects a continued process five years in the making, involving national grassroots activism, direct service healing practice and participatory action research.
I'm Afraid of Americans
David Bowie’s video for the track, “I’m Afraid of Americans” opens on Christopher Street, NYC where Bowie is reading the paper. The headline refers to a white supremacist loner type named Jonny (editor’s note: pretty sure that’s Trent Reznor) who proceeds to chase Bowie through Manhattan. As Bowie runs, stumbling into Jonny again and again, a myriad menacing characters take his place, posing with their fingers as guns. The imagery is a play on Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver...
A Roomful of Funny Women, Bonding Ov
And so on Saturday afternoon April 9th, despite the cold and rain, more than 200 female comedians gathered to have their photo taken together at a performance space in Brooklyn. Amid a festive, buzzing energy, some of the comedians were in formal wear and extravagant makeup, while a few were in full costume (an elderly woman with a walker, a Vine star with painted-on eyeglasses and crab claw hands). The motley looks could have come from the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album cover.
What Super Bowl? ERA Shines Feb 7th
"Super Bowl? What Super Bowl? Who needs the Super Bowl when you have Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and a room full of comedians including SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac, 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander, Comedy Central’s Michelle Buteau, Rosie O’Donnell and Broadway star Sarah Jones performing to benefit women’s rights?"
'A Night of Comedy with Jane Fonda'
'A Night of Comedy with Jane Fonda' Video directed/produced by Agunda Okeyo
The Hollywood Reporter ft. Agunda
Jane Fonda is set to emcee a comedy show in New York to raise awareness of women's issues, including pay inequality.
The veteran actress, who also is a member of the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition advisory council, will host "A Night of Comedy With Jane Fonda," presented by the Fund for Women's Equality and the ERA Coalition, at New York's Caroline's on Broadway.
Forbes - Humor for Good: A Night of
The inaugural event, produced by writer, filmmaker and activist Agunda Okeyo, will bring together supporters of women’s rights and equality, including Gloria Steinem, plus some comic relief. As a New Yorker of Kenyan descent lauded for her ongoing Broadway showcase “Sisters of Comedy”, Okeyo produces with a unique appreciation for humor, solidarity and social change.
Former Prison to be Transformed
Just a few years ago, Bayview Correctional Facility in New York City was a notorious women’s prison with the highest reported rate of staff sexual violence of any prison in the United States. This month it was announced that, thanks to a partnership between the NoVo Foundation and the Goren Group, a woman-owned and -operated real estate development company, within a few years the infamous site is going to be transformed into The Women’s Building.
'Sisters' at Caroline's on Broadway
On November 18th 2015, Sisters of Comedy was premiered at Carolines on Broadway. It featured 5 outstanding comedians and a special guest - image activist, regular CNN commentator and brand manager for BET/Centric TV, Michaela Angela Davis. Amongst the line up was MC Chloe Hilliard, Erin Jackson, Ndidi Oriji, Hadiya Robinson and Michelle Buteau.
NBC Video - Black Women Telling Jokes
Sisters of Comedy is a one of the only showcases of its kind, featuring hilarious African American stand-up comediennes. It was started by Agunda Okeyo and she's taking the show to Caroline's on Broadway.
Agunda Okeyo in Black Enterprise
Nairobi-born New Yorker Agunda Okeyo’s Sisters of Comedy show heads to Broadway. The only all-black women’s comedy show hits the stage at famed Caroline’s on Broadway, New York’s top stand-up comedy club. The show will feature some high-profile guests.
'Sisters of Comedy' in Essence Mag
The monthly showcase, which highlights dynamic comediennes of color, aims to celebrate the humor Black women posses and share in the collective joy, power, and range found in laughter. This month’s special guest is image activist Michaela Angela Davis who will be speaking on the revolutionary power of laughter.
NBC Article -'Sisters' on BROADWAY
If there's anything the work of filmmaker, writer and activist Agunda Okeyo tells us, it's this: never underestimate the power of a good belly laugh. The Nairobi-born, New York raised comedy maven is the creator and producer of "Sisters of Comedy," the only all-black women stand-up comedy series at a top NYC comedy club. The show is run through Africa Underground, an entertainment production house founded by Okeyo, which showcases African Diaspora art.
Naming 21st Century Racism
I am a huge admirer of Robert F. Kennedy. In learning American history as a youth, I was struck my RFK’s profound humanist transformation from a righteously conservative politician (dare I say, racist) to a truly revolutionary equal-rights activist. Undoubtedly the death of his brother and the racial complexity of the time motivated this change--and likely cost him his life.
Agunda Okeyo on BRIC TV
Agunda Okeyo is the producer of the New York standup comedy show, Sister of Comedy. She’s also a prolific writer and social justice activist. Watch her BRIC TV discussion of standup, race, and more ahead of Sister's Broadway Premier at Caroline's comedy club.
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Agunda Okeyo is the producer of the New York standup comedy show, Sisters of Comedy. She’s also a prolific writer and social justice activist. The political comedy connoisseur sat down with Lee Camp to talk standup, race, and more.
Friends Like Us Podcast
Wed Nov 4, 2015 - One of Marina's closest friends, C.Zawadi Morris, joins FriendsLikeUs! Telling our stories accurately in the news allows us to know ourselves more accurately. Featured: C.Zawadi Morris - the Publisher/ Editor of The Brooklyn Reader and Founder and executive director of The Original Media Group; Agunda Okeyo- Producer of "Comedy and Waffles" a weekly comedy show at The Red Roosters in Harlem, and Sade Pilot- Young inspiring comedian. Always Hosted by Marina Franklin.
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Sisters of Comedy in New Yorker article Road Warrior: After fifty years, Gloria Steinem is still at the forefront of the feminist cause. BY JANE KRAMER
Best Shows in NY:TONY Listing
"The Best NYC Comedy Shows Run by Female Comedians" - Agunda Okeyo and "Sisters" featured in Time Out New York list June 19, 2015.
Friends Like Us Podcast (2 Parts)
June 18th & June 24th (2 Parts) - Friends discuss Identity, interracial dating gone wrong, Rachel Dolezal, Comedy and political correctness, White Men's problem with black men ..on an unconscious level.. or a conscious level. This week features: Godfrey (Bullseye on FOX, Hour Special - "Black by Accident" - www.godfreycomedian.com ), Agunda Okeyo (Producer of Sisters of Comedy), Sade Pilot (Young inspiring comedian) Always Hosted by Marina Franklin (Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show)
Agunda Okeyo VIDEO@ Murphy Institute
Here, activist, filmmaker and writer Agunda Okeyo discusses her unique role in the world of art, social justice and the imagination. Agunda was also featured in this month’s issue of Time Out NYC in a section featuring Best Comedy Shows run by females
ANIMAL NY on Gloria Steinem at SOC
"Gloria Steinem Shuts Down 'Politically Correct' Critique of Comedy in One Quote" June 16, 2015: Story about June 16th Sisters of Comedy at Gotham Comedy Club ft. mt friend Gloria Steinem.
Friends Like Us Podcast
Week of March 9, 2015:
Agunda Okeyo - Writer for Salon and Producer of Sisters of Comedy at Gotham Comedy Club. Pat Brown: Comedian, Writer, In the Movie "White Water" www.comedianpatbrown.com.
Sade Pilot: Young Comedian. Host Marina Franklin, NYC stand-up, writer, producer leads the discussion.
Oscar Glory & White Supremacy
Supemacy Film is likely the greatest vehicle of visual poetry and propaganda of the 20th into century. In the 21st century it competes with the internet and television, but still holds sway around the world. The moving image is responsible for communicating black creative expression from the silent works of Oscar Micheaux to brilliant literary adaptations like A Raisin in the the Sun (1961) to universal black struggles for self-determination in Selma (2014).
Sisters of Comedy, Volume I
Africa underground is an ongoing event series showcasing artists from the African Diaspora and open to all. Join us for "Sisters of Comedy" - A Monthly Comedy Show at Carolines on Broadway. Sisters of Comedy features the most dynamic and successful comediennes of color in stand up!
SOC: Revolution in Women's Laughter
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7pm Blog Talk Radio with Black Women in Conversation with Agunda Okeyo , African Feminist and Producer of SISTERS OF COMEDY, for a provocative conversation on laughter, women, feminism and resistance.
Friends Like Us Podcast
Week of October 20, 2014 - This week's podcast from comic Marian Franklin features Liza Dye (UCB, Comedian)
Agunda Akeyo (Producer of Sisters of Comedy at Gotham Comedy Club)
Always hosted by Marina Franklin
Friends Like Us Podcast
Week of September 15, 2014 - This week's podcast from comic Marian Franklin features Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central Presents), Agunda Okeyo(Producer of Sisters of Comedy), Abbi Crutchfield(Producer at Living Room Comedy Show)and Sade Pilot(up and coming comedienne). We discuss Ray Rice, The victimization of women, Colorism, Women slut shaming women.
STOP the BULLET! (video)
STOP the BULLET! is a transnational peace initiative in Kenya’s Mathare Valley ghetto; developed by young community leaders to transcend poverty and conflict through the arts, local media and dialogue. During the 2007 post-election violence Mathare Valley suffered deeply and STOP the BULLET! is determined to advocate for peace and inclusion towards national elections on March 4, 2013. As a coalition of community based organizations STOP the BULLET! will engage the arts and peaceful...