Comedians of Color Deserve Your Attention Too!

There’s too many funny people out here for Netflix to be shoving Amy Schumer down our throats!

Story by Namrata Prakash


1. Dulcé Sloan

Photo courtesy of “Conan”

Photo courtesy of “Conan”

Dulcé Sloan is a black comedian from Miami, Florida. She is best known as a correspondent for “The Daily Show” and for her stand-up on “Conan.” She has appeared on shows such as truTV’s “Comedy Knockout,” “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” and “The Steve Harvey Show.”She has also appeared as a correspondent on “E! News Daily” multiple times. She specializes in raunchy and topical humor.

Her Must Watch Stand-Up Routine:Conan

Personal Favorite Joke:  “I like to break my oppression down. I’m black Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I’m a woman Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. I’m fat on Sunday —  even God rested.”


2. Joel Kim Booster

Photo courtesy of “The Late Late Show with James Corden”

Photo courtesy of “The Late Late Show with James Corden”

Joel Kim Booster is a Korean-American comedian from Plainfield, Illinois. He is best known for his special for the Comedy Central “Stand-Up Presents” series and released his debut stand-up album last year, “Model Minority.” He’s previously written for shows such as “Billy on the Street” and “Big Mouth.” His current projects include producing a show on Comedy Central called “Birthright” and co-hosting a series on the same network called “Unsend. He specializes in raunchy and situational comedy.

His Must Watch Stand-Up Routine:The Late Late Show with James Corden

Standout Joke: “I am a terrible driver, but I think it has more to do with being gay than being Asian. Something about being lied to my entire sexual history about what six inches looks like ...  Now my depth perception is fucked!”

3. Jaboukie Young-White

Photo courtesy of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Photo courtesy of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”


Jaboukie Young-White is a Jamaican-American comedian from Chicago, Illinois. He first rose to fame through his wildly popular social media presence and is now a correspondent on “The Daily Show” with two stand-up routines on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”. His credits included writing for Netflix shows such as “Big Mouth” and the late, great “American Vandal.” He is currently in pre-production as one of the leads for an untitled Bo Burnham film. He specializes in satirical and situational comedy.

His Must Watch Stand-Up Routine:The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Standout Joke: “When I’m in Chicago, people just think that I’m half-black half-white. hen I’m in New York people think I’m Puerto Rican. But when I’m at CVS, everyone thinks I’m stealing.”


4. Aparna Nancherla

Photo courtesy of “The Late Late Show with James Corden”

Photo courtesy of “The Late Late Show with James Corden”

Aparna Nancherla is an Indian-American from Washington, D.C. She is best known for her half-hour Comedy Central stand-up special, being a featured comic in an episode of Netflix’s The Standups and the release of her debut stand-up album “Just Putting It Out There” in 2016. She has acted in “Master of None,” “Crashing” and “Corporate” and as a voice actress in shows such as “BoJack Horseman,” “Steven Universe” and “Bob’s Burgers.” She specializes in deadpan and topical comedy.

Her Must Watch Stand-Up Routine:The Late Late Show with James Corden

Standout Joke: “Living in the moment is a little advanced for me so I’ve been living in the very recent past. Two to three seconds ago is where I thrive, where I can think about my last breath and be like, ‘You really killed it. That was one of your best.’”

5. Julio Torres

Photo courtesy of “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

Photo courtesy of “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

Julio Torres is a Salvadoran-American from El Salvador. He is best known as a writer for “Saturday Night Live” and for his stand-up routines on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and bits on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He also won a Writer’s Guild Award in 2018. He is currently touring a preview of an upcoming special called “My Favorite Shapes”. He specializes in deadpan and topical comedy.

His Must Watch Stand-Up Routine:Late Night with Seth Meyers

Standout Joke: “People ask me if I miss meat or dairy. I mean, I miss being liked. I don’t miss cheese but I do miss getting asked to do things. I miss my friends and I miss my family.”

6. Zainab Johnson

Photo courtesy of “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

Photo courtesy of “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

Zainab Johnson is a black comedian from Harlem, New York. She is best known for her stand-up routines at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s “Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow 2018” and on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” She’s been featured in shows such as HBO’sAll Def Comedy,” NBC’sLast Comic Standing,” BET’sComic View” and MTV’sActing Out.” She is currently starring on a web series called “Avant-Guardians.” She specializes in topical and situational comedy.

Her Must Watch Stand-Up Routine:Late Night with Seth Meyers

Standout Joke: “I have 12 siblings. And people are like ‘Wow, your parents were having a lot of sex!’ I’m like, at least 13 times. Since we’re counting.”

7. Sierra Katow

Photo courtesy of “Just for Laughs”

Photo courtesy of “Just for Laughs”

Sierra Katow is a half-Japanese half-Chinese American from Los Angeles, California. She is best known for being the youngest comedian featured on season 9 of “Last Comic Standing” on NBC as well as for her stand-up on “Just For Laughs” and “The Laugh Factory.” She has also been featured on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Laughs” on FOX and “Acting Out” on MTV. She is currently writing for a show that will be featured on EKO and serves as a producer on “Queery with Cameron Esposito.” She specializes in nervous and situational comedy.

Her Must Watch Stand-Up Routine:Just for Laughs

Standout Joke: “You guys live in a city; you see color. If you step outside right now and throw a rock you’ll probably hit one of us. That’s how common we are. Don’t do that — that is a hate crime.”