Marina Franklin

Marina Franklin is a Chicago born and raised stand-up comedian.

Guest Appearances

August 22, 2019

Stand-up comedian Marina Franklin joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about how she got passed at the Comedy Cellar, being very excited about her first set on Conan, the importance of how to dress onstage, her experience touring with Conan, and her debut stand-up special “Single Black Female.” Plus, Mike and Jessie answer some listener questions!

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November 6, 2018

Comedian Marina Franklin (Friends Like Us podcast) joins Jo & Manolo to play listener-created games with callers, including a special call from Elliott Kalan (The Flop House podcast)! 

Games played: Celebrities, Cele-Birthdays, Sound Effect, and Hot Spicy Diarrhea. 

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August 23, 2016

What can James take away from having a comedian in the booth with him for four days? Today, on Marina Franklin’s final guest co-hosting episode, James and Stephen give Marina a lightning round of questions about comedy and the comedy business. Some of the topics touched upon include: Getting your set ready for late night talk shows, Jerry Seinfeld’s mom jeans, and Marina’s one piece of advice for up-and-coming comedians.

This episode is sponsored by Magoosh.

August 18, 2016

How do you when your podcast co-host sponsors the same English soccer team as you? What about when your comedian friend gets her own TV show and major movie deals? The intersection of competition and cooperation are just the beginning of today’s engaging conversation between our hosts and guest Marina Franklin.

August 17, 2016

How many selfies do you take with your friends before settling on one that’s “social media worthy”? Our guest co-host Marina Franklin thinks whatever the number is, it’s a lot higher than what it used to be, and it’s because our global level of self-consciousness is rising rapidly. Listen on as Marina, James, and Stephen discuss the difference in perception between looking in a mirror and at your smartphone screen, and why Stephen’s happy to have the “Freakonomics apple” as his online avatar.

This episode is sponsored by Mott & Bow.

August 16, 2016

You’re in the middle of a stand-up comedy set – maybe your second or third that night – when your act is suddenly derailed by an audience member who is completely uninterested in the performance. That’s what happened to our guest co-host of the next four episodes, Marina Franklin, before she came in to record with James and Stephen. Today we discuss why one person’s negative opinion can dwell in the mind of a performer, even when they’re vastly outnumbered by the opposite opinion.

This episode is sponsored by The Tim Ferriss Show.