Actress & comedian ZAINAB JOHNSON can currently be seen on Amazon’s new series UPLOAD, as well as Netflix’s 100 Humans! UPLOAD is about A man who is able to choose his own afterlife after his untimely death, from the creator of the US Office, Greg Daniels. Meanwhile, 100 Humans is social experiment where 100 individuals will be a part of interactive experiments exploring sex, happiness, torture, and all the other aspects of being human. Aside from these projects, we talk about her stand-up career (NY vs LA, Appearing on Seth Meyers and Last Comic Standing), and the effect COVID has had on Hollywood and the comedy scene! Thank you, Zainab for time!
The one and only Terry Burden joined us from a lawn chair in a backyard!
Describe What You Do.
How Did You Get To Where You Are Today?
Who Inspires You? Why?
What Situations Are Most Creative For You?
100 Humans: Life’s Questions. Answered. (Netflix)
Stand-Up: Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing
What Does Creativity Mean To You?
Who Is Your Favorite
Muppet Puppet? Why? Keisha Jones (YouTube)
In The Movie Of Your Life, Who Would Play You?
Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped by growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a Muslim family. After getting a degree in Math and taking a job as a teacher, she quickly learned that she had a different calling…
Zainab was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch in 2019, she is currently one of the hosts for Netflix’s new show “100 Humans”, she can be seen as a series regular on the new upcoming series from Greg Daniels a half-hour comedy titled “Upload” an Amazon original series premiering May 1st, and she made her first late-night stand-up appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Zainab had a breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy (2017) and has made appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing (2014), Arsenio (2014), BET’s Comic View (2014), AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live! and just recently starred in a new web series titled Avant-Guardians. She is a regular at the Improv Comedy Club in LA and the Comedy Cellar in NY. Zainab has performed in the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival as one of the 2014 New Faces of Comedy and returned numerous times since. She also had a breakout performance at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2018.