Sister of Comedy, NYC’s longest-running black woman-centered comedy show, will also make some room for male comedians when it takes center stage at this year’s Afropunk After Dark.
Sasheer Zamata and Wyatt CenacAfropunk goes comedy with the who’s who of black women in stand-up during the Sisters of Comedy showcase on Saturday, August 25 at the Knitting Factory.
As part of Afropunk After Dark, this late night special event features stand-up by former SNL-member Sasheer Zamata who has also appeared on This American Life, Transparent, People of Earth, At Home with Amy Sedaris and Inside Amy Schumer. Zamata will be joined by MTV’s Girl Code’s Chanel Ali, who was recently featured on an episode of Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and has opened for comedians like Rachel Feinstein, Anna Drezen and Michael Che; Janelle James, who was lauded as one of The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn in 2016 and who can be seen on HBO’s Crashing, and SNL-writer and stand-up veteran Sam Jay.
The ladies will get comedic support from hilarious gentlemen like comedian, actor, producer and Emmy Award-winning writer Wyatt Cenac and Vladimir Caamano, who has been featured on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Marvel’s Runaways, Jimmy Kimmel and NBC’s Superstore. More surprise guests have been promised yet not announced.
Created by writer, producer, filmmaker and activist Agunda Okeyo’s in 2014, Sisters of Comedy is the longest running black woman-centered comedy show in NYC that sets out to push boundaries and break stereotypes. A staple of Caroline’s on Broadway, the showcase has been in the New York Comedy Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and at The Schomburg, and will now take center stage at the Knitting Factory this Saturday.
And if you can still move after all the laughter, there will be a dance party right after.
Afropunk After Dark Presents: Sisters of Comedy
When: Saturday, August 25, 11;30pm
Where: Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
How much: $25 – $30. For tickets, go here.