Zainab Johnson

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 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 can most recently seen in her breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy and has made appearances on Arsenio, BET's Comic View, MTV's Acting Out, AXSTV's Gotham Comedy Live!, and just recently HBO's All Def Comedy. She was honored as a New Face of Comedy here at Just For Laughs Festival and was one of the breakout new comedians on NBC's Last Comic Standing. She most recently sold a television show to ABC with Wanda Sykes producing. Zainab was also recently featured in the LA Times as a female African-American comedian to watch, alongside Tiffany Haddish and Issa Rae.