Zainab Johnson

Zainab Johnson is a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. Her comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a black Muslim family. After getting a degree in education and math and taking a job as a teacher, she quickly learned that she had a different calling. Johnson debuted her one-hour comedy special “Hijabs Off” on Amazon Prime Video, is currently a series regular on the Amazon Original hit series “Upload” from Greg Daniels, and co-hosts the Netflix show “100 Humans.” She starred as Dr. Hanniel in the popular web series “Avant-Guardians.” Johnson made her first late-night stand-up appearance on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and had breakout appearances on HBO’s “All Def Comedy” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She performed at the JFL Comedy Festival in Montreal first as a “New Face of Comedy,” then as one of “Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch.” She is a regular at The Comedy Store, The Improv, and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles and the Comedy Cellar in New York City.