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About Comedy Divas

A Sisterhood of Comedians

Mission: Comedy Divas is a place where black women in comedy can display their amazing talents, tell their incredible stories and show the world their phenomenal funny is here to stay!

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Years Experience

Sharon Brathwaite - Founder

Comedy Divas was created by Emmy Nominee, Sharon Brathwaite to showcase and celebrate women of color in comedy. As an award-winning producer, writer, director and performer with 20+ years in entertainment, Sharon saw the need for a platform for black women in comedy to have a place to display their talent, give exposure for next level industry opportunities and create a space a Comedy Diva can always call home.

As a writer and producer Sharon has worked on programs for CBS, NBC, FOX, E!, BET, TV-One, AllBlk, Fox Soul, OWN & ABC. Sharon is one of the original producers for the long running series “Unsung” for TV-One and has won multiple Image Awards for the critically acclaimed program. Sharon has written movies for Lifetime “Seasons of Love” starring Taraji P. Henson, Gladys Knight, Letoya Luckett & Method Man, which was nominated for an NAACP Image award (for Best Screenplay), TV-One “Steppin’ Back to Love”  Starring Darrin Dewitt Henson, and Monique Coleman as well as BET+ “Holiday Hideaway” starring Vivica A. Fox & Camille Winbush which she also served as one of the Executive Producers. Sharon also received an Emmy nomination for the groundbreaking series Soul of a Nation for ABC.  She was delighted to serve as Co-Executive producer for the critically acclaimed OWN limited series “Time of Essence: 50 Years of Essence Magazine” which featured A-list talent including Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg and Sheryl Lee Ralph. As a performer Sharon has appeared on over 40+ TV shows and movies. Most recently Sharon directed Comedy Divas first live show at the legendary Comic Strip Live in NYC. 

The Beginning

Comedy Divas was founded out of love. Love for comedy, love for women and love for women of color in Comedy. In 2012 Comedy Divas burst onto the scene with a sketch comedy video spoofing Basketball Wives that went viral on Youtube, Funny or Die and Worldstar. While continuing to produce sketches Comedy Divas soon introduced a limited series called “Oh No He Didn’t” followed up by a short film called “Gurl Talk” which made its debut at the historic Pan African Film Festival. After a hiatus the platform was rebranded and relaunched in 2022 highlighting brilliant black female stand-up comics  making an immediate splash on YouTube with over 100K followers and Instagram with over 200K followers and the numbers are constantly growing. The feedback has been tremendous and comics all over the world have reached out with their support of the Comedy Divas movement. It is currently the largest platform to exclusively showcase black female stand-up comedians. 

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