May 25th line up: hosted by Joyelle Johnson (SeeSo’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac). Featuring Yamaneika Saunders (Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour”) Naomi Ekperigin (Comedy Central’s Broad City), Leah Bonnema (IFC’s Comedy Drop), Leighann Lord (StarTalk Radio with Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson), with special guest Michaela Angela Davis (Essence, CNN).
Agunda Okeyo’s ongoing production at Caroline’s on Broadway, Sisters of Comedy, showcases a who’s who of black women in stand-up plus a few special guests like Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Gloria Steinem and Image Activist/CNN commentator Michaela Angela Davis.
Some of the amazing talent I’ve worked with include Trainwreck’s (2015) 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, Oxygen’s Funny Girls Calise Hawkins, SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, plus many more. Sisters of Comedy at Caroline’s on Broadway is the best live show on Thursday Night in NYC, come out and laugh!
Okeyo has been featured as a rising producer and activist in Time Out New York, The New Yorker, PBS MetroFocus, Essence, The Root, Black Enterprise, The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, The New York Times and NBC. She has also produced shows at Ginny’s Supper Club and Gotham Comedy Club.
In February 2016, Okeyo produced a benefit show to support an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the U.S. Constitution to legally assure sex equality. The star studded event was hosted by Jane Fonda and featured Gloria Steinem, Rosie O’Donnell, Judah Friedlander, Wyatt Cenac, Michelle Buteau, Sasheer Zamata and Tony winning playwright Sarah Jones. In November 2016 Sisters of Comedy was in the New York Comedy Festival.