.Zainab Johnson at The Improv

Harlem-bred comic Zainab Johnson wants people to know she isn’t defined by any particular joke—her standup routine sticks to factual storytelling. Whether that be the fact she’s a black woman, has a big family or that she sometimes has issues with her body. Last fall, Johnson starred on HBO’s All Def Comedy special and hosts a relationship podcast, Just Friends. Johnson’s take-it-or-leave-it brand and sharp wit recently grabbed the attention of ABC. With the help of her mentor and fellow female comedian Wanda Sykes, she is developing a family sitcom focused around a character of Johnson’s image and comedy.
Zainab Johnson
Thu, 8pm, $20+
Improv, San Jose


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