Authors of Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady (Applause Books) Tuezdae Littleton and Darryl Littleton are joined by comediennes Cocoa Brown, Rosie Tran, Shayla Rivera, Jill Anenberg and Adele Givens to discuss their profession. 

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About the Book
Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady chronicles the evolution of the humor through the research of Darryl and Tuezdae Littleton and the scores of interviews they conducted with veteran female performers from all mediums, as well as Tuezdae's own experiences as a comedienne. Startling facts are revealed and tributes are paid to the icons of yesteryear by the titans of today in their own words and sentiments.   Amazon    BarnesandNoble    IndieBound

Darryl Littleton is the author of two histories on the subject of comedy; one being adapted into an acclaimed documentary. He sits on the advisroy board of the Comedy Hall of Fame.

Tuezdae Littleton has written for Comedy Central standup specials and is a member of FICA (Females in Comedy Association).

Cocoa Brown is a standup comic, actress, and writer. She has appeared in films and television shows such as Lakeview Terrace and Breaking Bad. She is a columnist for Honey and In the Mix magazines. Twice she’s been voted Funniest Female on BET’s Comic View.

Rosie Tran is a standup comic, actress, and writer. She was a LA-area finalist on Last Comic Standing. She has written for half a dozen comedy joke books and has appeared on ABC, Lifetime, TLC, and many other television channels.

Shayla Rivera is a comedienne, actress, education advocate, and award-winning motivational speaker. She was named Funniest Latina Comedian by Latin 2015. She has appeared on The Roseanne Show and The Martin Short Show.

Jill Anenberg is a comedienne, TV host, actress, fitness buff, and improv comedy artist at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Adele Givens is a standup comic, actress, TV host, and spoken word artist. She has appeared in Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, the Tracy Ullman Show, and The Hughleys. 

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A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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