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Janelle stars in the scene stealing role of ‘Ava’ in the currently airing ABC series, Abbott Elementary. Her latest half hour stand-up special is featured in Netflix’s The Stand Ups. Previously, James has served as both a writer and actor for Showtime’s Black Monday, and Apple’s animated series, Central Park. Janelle has toured with Chris Rock, Amy Schumer and David Cross among others, and she took over the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival (now The Janelle James Comedy Festival) in Brooklyn. She was a "New Face" at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal, named one of The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn, and recently featured as one of Variety's Top Ten Comedians to Watch.  James’ debut comedy album, Black and Mild, was released on all major streaming network in 2017 to rave reviews. Her podcast, You In Danger Gurl, was listed as one of Spotify's top comedy podcasts for 2020. 

Join us in the Student Union Theater for a moderated discussion with Janelle followed by a live Q&A section!

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