Kirby Howell-Baptiste

Kirby Howell-Baptiste is an actor and writer that proudly hails from North London. She began acting at The Anna Scher Theatre, at the age of 10, when her Mother thought it best for her to interact with things other than Barbie dolls. Since moving to Los Angeles, Kirby has appeared in House of Lies (Showtime), Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC), and Six Guys One Car (Comedy Central). You can see Kirby performing on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at UCB Sunset with her Maude Team; The Royal Bermuda Whiskey Club, and on Harold Night with DunkTank at UCB Franklin. If that’s just not enough, Kirby also performs at various indie shows with teams including Essence, an all black, all female group, and Potato Potato. Follow Kirby on twitter @KirbyHBee, where she infrequently says things. Kirby is delighted to say that she has been a member of UCBLA since 2012.

Guest Appearances

August 18, 2019

Tatiana Maslany, Kristian Bruun, Paul F. Tompkins, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste join Scott to talk about Kristian’s role in the new movie Ready or Not, Tatiana remembering a moment from a previous CBB during a performance of Network on Broadway, and the marshmallow test. Then, family members Robert Chastman, Chastity Aspen, Brensten Chastman, and Cicilia Chastaman stop by to talk about their family history.

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November 13, 2018

For the 1000th episode, Andrew and Tawny welcome Yo, Is This Racist? all-stars Edgar Momplaisir, Dani Fernandez, Joey Clift, Solomon Georgio, Gaby Dunn, Brodie Reed, Carl Tart, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Naomi Ekperigin, and Kara Brown to explore what they should do next since they have solved racism. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

March 22, 2018

The humons have voted, and here are your favorite scenes of 2017! These performances feature Andy Daly, Bob Dassie, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, Stephanie Allynne, Mookie Blaiklock, Craig Rowin, Brandon Gardner, Tim Meadows, Shaun Diston, Chad Carter, Horatio Sanz, Rafe Williams, Eric Christensen, Ben Lyons, Melissa Darch, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri, Jen D’Angelo, Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Will Hines, Scott Aukerman, Anthony King, Alex Fernie, Jason Mantzoukas, Sasheer Zamata, Noël Wells, Jon Gabrus, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Drew Tarver, Jessica McKenna, Eugene Cordero, Gavin Speiller, and Brian Huskey. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!

This episode is sponsored by The Harold Ramis Film School.

July 6, 2017

Eugene Cordero, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Drew Tarver join Matt Besser for the next chapter of The Mopes Trilogy! Gene, Jon, and Jess continue their quest to complete fifty jobs in fifty weeks and inherit the fortune of Sanford Micheals. Will our heroes succeed as a babysitting team? How will they fare as funeral home managers? Can Jess surf the Big Kahuna? All that and more on this installment of The Mopes Trilogy!

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April 3, 2017

Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan joins Scott to talk about becoming friends over comic books, working on the new Guardians of the Galaxy comic series, and space swords. Then, accomplished author Richard Bunn (Mr. Write on Howl) stops by to guide Gerry through his patented Bunn Process that has helped him write hundreds and hundreds of novels. Later, a local Los Angeles celebrity by the name of Angeylinaaa graces us with her presence and to promote her merchandise.

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August 24, 2016

U.S. Olympians Gabby Douglas & Ryan Lochte (Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Drew Tarver) help Hard Nation recap the 2016 Rio Olympics, while educating Mark & Pete on hand jobs, smiling, patriotism, slavery, and Chinese food. Plus: Pete fat-shames Mark.

This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron.