“Really funny… A really fresh eye…”
—– Jay Leno
“I agree with Jay Leno.”
—– Gail Stocker
New York-based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with notable appearances on FX’s Louie, Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show and Showtime’s Women Who Kill. Marina previously appeared as a correspondent on The Jay Leno Show, and on Awkward Comedy Show, Chapelle’s Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season II, VH1’s Black to the Future, Fusion TV Live, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, MSNBC, Showtime at The Apollo, and John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show. Marina was also one of a handful of comics selected by Wanda Sykes and The OWN Network for Oprah’s Herlarious special and has recurred on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer.
Marina is a favorite in comedy festivals across the world, such as 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.
Franklin’s career in entertainment wasn’t always in stand-up comedy; originally from Chicago, she made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre. She then quickly realized her love for acting and went on to pursue a MFA in acting at Syracuse University. On the film side, Marina will next be seen in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck coming to theaters in July 2015.
Marina recently appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and currently hosts the successful FriendsLikeUs podcast which is in negotiations with a major network.
Marina is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.