Marina Franklin is a clean comedian and a veteran actor, writer, and host whose long tenure as a stand-up standout at premier comedy venues and festivals around the world – alongside her memorable TV and film appearances, and critically acclaimed podcast – have made her a fan favorite and in-demand creative force.
About Maria Franklin
The Chicago native’s onscreen credits include FX’s “Hysterical”, CW Presents One Hour Comedy Special: “Single Black Female”, HBO’s “Crashing”; the hit movie, “Trainwreck”; Stephen Colbert’s Late Show; the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore; Conan O’Brien; “Louie” Season V; the Jim Gaffigan Show; Showtime’s “Women Who Kill”; Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show”. Marina’s writing credits include HBO’s “Divorce.”
Marina is a favorite at comedy festivals around the world, including the Melbourne Comedy Festival; Scotland’s Glasgow Comedy Festival; BBC’s World Stand’s Up; Rotterdam’s Comedy Factory; Montreal’s Just For Laughs; Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival; and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Her podcast, Friends Like Us, features a diverse group of women comedians of color – and their occasional male guests – and their takes on the news of the day.
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE
“Single Black Female”, taped at the historic Vic Theater in Chicago marks comedian Marina Franklin’s return to her hometown to celebrate and unpack what it means to be ‘woke’ in these confusing and tumultuous times.
“Taping my first comedy hour in my native Chicago was a wonderful homecoming, it was like the wedding I never had. And now through the magic of streaming, you’re all invited to the reception.” -Marina Franklin
Hire Maria Franklin
Call 888-593-7387 or email Funny Business Agency to hire clean comedian Maria Franklin for your next event.
"Marina was amazing! Hilarious!"
- Damon Brown, Central Michigan University
"We had a really great time, Marina did an amazing job."