Episode 61: How to Own Your Talent w/ Ashley Nicole Black
Comedy writer and actor Ashley Nicole Black knows what she's good at. But that almost derailed her path to landing "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" and now co-starring on HBO's "A Black Lady Sketch Show." Find out how Ashley flipped her life script, ditched a doctorate, and improvised all the way to the Emmys.
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Brow, Jason. GenNext Awards: Ashley Nicole Black Reveals How ‘Anger’ Over Trump Inspired Her Best Comedy. Hollywood Life. Sept. 17, 2018.
Guthrie, Marisa. ‘We Are Forced to Find the Funny’: 6 Female Late Night Writers on Channeling Trump Rage, Fart Jokes and the Perils of Twitter. The Hollywood Reporter. Dec. 7, 2018.
Leah, Rachel. How did Sam Bee's "Full Frontal" find its brilliant voice? By amplifying the unheard. Salon. Nov. 17, 2018.
Sanders, Sam. 'Full Frontal' Writer Ashley Nicole Black on Comedy's Cultural Divides. It’s Been a Minute. Nov. 2, 2017.
Scott, Sidney. Ashley Nicole Black Is An Unforgettable Forgettable Spy. Essence. Aug. 15, 2019.
Sole, Elise. 'I cried': 'Full Frontal With Samantha Bee' writer Ashley Nicole Black was told to lose weight or 'quit comedy.’ Yahoo. Sept. 8, 2018.
Strapagiel, Lauren. Elizabeth Warren Followed Through on Giving This Woman Advice on Her Love Life. Buzzfeed. May 22, 2019.
Wood Rudolph, Heather. Get That Life: How I Became an Emmy-Nominated Comedy Writer. Cosmopolitan. Sept. 19, 2016.
Young, Sage. Ashley Nicole Black & 'Full Frontal' Are Proof That Comedy Is the Best Way to Fix 2017. Bustle. July 13, 2017.