Afropunk After Dark & Agunda Okeyo Present
Sisters of Comedy feat. Chanel Ali, Sam Jay, Sasheer Zamata, Vladimir Caamano, Wyatt Cenac & Janelle James
Join Sisters of Comedy at Afropunk! The night consists of a showcase and dance party after. Lineup includes Sam Jay (Netflix), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Janelle James (Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train) with more to be announced!
Agunda Okeyo’s ongoing production Sisters of Comedy showcases a who’s who of black women in stand-up plus a few special guests like Image Activist/CNN commentator Michaela Angela Davis or Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew. It's the longest running black woman centered comedy show in NYC.
Some of the amazing talent Okeyo's worked with include HBO’s Insecure Yvonne Orji, Trainwreck’s Marina Franklin, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’s Gina Yashere, Two Dope Queen’s Phoebe Robinson, Def Comedy Jam’s Zainab Johnson, Comedy Central half hour’s Yamaneika Saunders, SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, plus many more.
Okeyo has been featured as a rising producer and activist in The New York Times, Time Out New York, New Yorker, PBS MetroFocus, Essence, The Root, Black Enterprise, The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, and NBC. She has produced shows at Carolines on Broadway, Ginny’s Supper Club and Gotham Comedy Club. Sisters of Comedy has been in the New York Comedy Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and at The Schomburg.
Janelle James, New York-based comedian, is poised to release her debut comedy album,Black and Mild, on September 29, 2017 on Audible, iTunes, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify and anywhere else the finest comedy is sold and streamed. The album is now available on pre-sale at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black-and-mild/id1282661343
The album, her first hour, was recorded at Acme Comedy Co. in Minneapolis. In Black and Mild, Janelle whips the crowd through dating, popular culture and working as a standup comedian in her very unique way, calling it like it is and calling out what many dare not. As a special bonus, the album art was done by the legendary Frank William Miller Jr.
James can be seen on NBC Seeso's Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight on Comedy Central and Uproarious on Fuse (2016). She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of the The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in the The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine. Janelle can also be seen touring with Chris Rock as part of his Total Blackout Tour 2017.