“My name is Marina. It’s not a great African name. I didn’t get one, sorry. My sister did, her name is Nailah, which means ‘one who succeeds.’ Marina means... a place where you dock boats. And you can take that any way you want to.”—Marina Franklin
It was so much fun seeing @marinayfranklin perform in DC last night! It’s so cool that she takes the time to meet fans after each show too. I’m still cracking up from her set. What a blast!
2/13/18: Marina Franklin (staff writer for HBO's "Divorce;" "Trainwreck," "Crashing," "Louie," "Stephen Colbert," "Jay Leno," "@midnight," "The Jim Gaffigan Show," "The Nighly Show," "Last Comic Standing," "Chappelle's Show"), Seaton C. Smith (rising star stand-up; HBO's "Girls," FOX's "Mulaney," Chris Rock's film "Top Five," "Conan O'Brien," "Seth Meyers," "Inside Amy Schumer," "The Nightly Show"), Matt Ruby (MTV, Seeso; sharp co-host of "Hot Soup," award-winning blog "Sandpaper Suit," comedy album "Hot Flashes"), and more guest-hosted by Jordan Carlos (cast member of Netflix's "Friends From College;" HBO's "2 Dope Queens" and "Girls," Comedy Central's "Broad City" and "The Nightly Show," Showtime, MTV's "Guy Code" and "Guy Court," VH1, Adult Swim): "Sweet" (9:00 pm, $10, The Slipper Room at 167 Orchard Street)
One of the best hours of my life, right here. Not one breath wasted by #MarinaFranklin#JimNorton#LennyMarkus#DaveAttell#MikeBirbiglia . Pure, weird, authentic genius. We stood in the snow waiting for standby tickets and won the lottery. Society needs this and more of this. New York delivered us a flawless day and I've never loved it more. This topped it. With accomplice of my dreams @brmcgetrick #comedycellar - and I'm going to give it up to #LouisCK , the reason I know about this place and began caring about comedy.
Surprise guest is a 'they' I won't be gender specific so as not to give they away. Delicate but necessary topics: Are there degrees of sexual assault/harassment? How do we support the victims yet reach out to the predators who may need help too? Is there a right or wrong way to even discuss workplace sexual assualt. The list goes on. Shout out to Jenny @thelittlebrowngirlshow you are a doll!
#friendslikeus#podcasts#playit#marinafranklin @marinayfranklin #terrilynnlife#terrilynngym#grateful @friendslikeuspodcast
9/27/17: Marina Franklin ("Trainwreck," "Louie," "Jay Leno," "Last Comic Standing," "Chappelle's Show") and Dan Soder (cast member on Showtime's "Billions;" film "Trainwreck;" "Conan O'Brien," Comedy Central hour-long special "Not Special") perform long stand-up sets at the West Village's Fat Black Pussycat Lounge hosted by Wil Sylvince (Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime).
My friend the brilliant comedian @marinayfranklin rocked it on her shoot for my Comedians photo series last week!
Getting to do what I love, collaborating with my favorite people... this is what it's all about! The Beach location was just an added bonus: best way ever to end this summer.
@marioconnor on makeup, and Ellen McKnight on BTS photos– coming soon.
9/6/17: Superb comic Marina Franklin ("Trainwreck," "Louie," "Jay Leno," "Last Comic Standing," "Chappelle's Show") tries out a solo stand-up show in the West Village's Fat Black Pussycat Lounge that she plans to film later this year: "Marina Franklin: Single Black Female." (8:30 pm, $8 plus 2-item food/drink min.)
Marina Franklin ("Trainwreck," "Louie," "Jay Leno," "Last Comic Standing," "Chappelle's Show") tries out a solo stand-up show at the West Village's Fat Black Pussycat Lounge she plans to film later this year: "Marina Franklin: Single Black Female."
Curlpalooza Natural Hair Block Party! Don't Miss it July 15th... Join us Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Rahway, New Jersey at the Hamilton Stage! A day of natural hair, entertainment and empowerment!! Noon to 5pm. Two stages, one day of fabulosity. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. www.curlpaloozanj.com, curlpalooza.eventbrite.com. So much to do, Say whaaa? Watch this video to see what's in store and get ready for a fab day that caps off with a comedy show. Tickets to see Kim Coles & Marina Franklin at 7:30 can be purchased at www.ucpac.org #curlpalooza#wherehairmeetscomedy#naturalhairparty