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Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash was sitting in her grandmother’s living room at the tender age of five when she first witnessed an elegant Black actress grace her television screen.  From the sight of the luminous Lola Falana, Niecy decided “That’s what I’m gonna’ do… be fabulous and be on TV!”  And that is exactly what she has done, picking […]

Amy Schumer

Amy Beth Schumer (born June 1, 1981) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer. She is the creator, co-producer, co-writer and star of the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which debuted on Comedy Central in 2013 and has received a Peabody Award. Schumer has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for […]

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Sarac Haddish (born December 3, 1979) is an American comedian, actress, and dancer. Haddish was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, the oldest of five children. She is of Eritrean, Puerto Rican Ethiopian and African American descent. She cared for her younger siblings while her mother worked overnight at the post office. […]

Thea Vidale

Thea Vidale (born November 20, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian and actress. Vidale was born in Washington, D.C.. She grew up in a military family with three sisters and moved around frequently. Her family moved to Victoria, Texas when she was 12 years old. She worked as a waitress in Pasadena, Texas before friends […]

Sommore

Sommore (born Lori Ann Rambough; May 15, 1966) is an American comedian and actress. She appeared in the films Friday After Next, Soul Plane, Dirty Laundry. Sommore was raised in Trenton, New Jersey. After attending Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd and The Pennington School, she graduated from McCorristin Catholic High School (now called Trenton […]

Shirley Hemphill

Shirley Ann Hemphill (July 1, 1947 – December 10, 1999) was an American stand-up comedian and actress. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Hemphill moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After working the Los Angeles comedy club circuit, her routine eventually attracted attention leading to her […]

Sheryl Underwood

Sheryl Underwood (born October 28, 1963) is an American comedian, actress and television host. She first rose to prominence in the comedy world as the first female finalist in 1989’s Miller Lite Comedy Search. She is well-known for hosting BET Comic View and is currently one of the five hosts on the daytime chat show […]

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Evonne Shepherd (born April 22, 1967) is an American actress, comedian, author and television personality. She first became recognized for recurring roles on the sitcoms Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Jamie Foxx Show before starring as Ramona Platt on the ABC sitcom Less than Perfect from 2002 to 2006, for which she […]

Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer is a comedian and actress who starred in the scripted comedy based on her life, Loosely Exactly Nicole, as well as prank show Ladylike. Byer has also appeared in the sketch-comedy series Party Over Here, reality show Girl Code, and the Upright Citizens Brigade. Byer has described Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Turner and Mo’Nique […]

Nell Carter

Nell Ruth Carter (September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and actress. She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, as well as an Emmy Award for her reprisal of the role on television. From 1981 to 1987, Carter starred in the NBC sitcom Gimme […]