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Sisters of Comedy at the Schomburg


Sisters of Comedy at 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. Okeyo has worked with HBO’s Insecure Yvonne Orji, Two Dope Queen’s Phoebe Robinson, Def Comedy Jam’s Zainab Johnson, and many many more. 
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 (Creator, Producer). 
The comedy show will be followed by a conversation, moderated Angélique Roché,  exploring this winning era for Black women in comedy and hardships of the journey. Roché, is a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd and pop culture. 
We will kick off the evening with a pre-reception in our Langston Hughes Lobby.
6:00 PM Pre-Reception6:45 PM Door Open
21 and over
@SchomburgCenter #SistersofComedy

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATEDEvents are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early. 
GUESTSPlease note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.
AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDINGPrograms are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.
PRESS Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at YXlvZmVtaWtpcmJ5IHwgbnlwbCAhIG9yZw==.
Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

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