NEWSLETTER | 01 July 2019
Meet a Funny Person:

Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin Comedian

Naomi Ekperigin is an actor, comedian, and writer you should know.

Naomi got her start as a standup in New York. She has performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers and is a fan favorite on the popular podcast and HBO show Two Dope Queens.

In 2016, she taped her own half-hour special for Comedy Central where she talks about her relationship with “Jewboo” (her Jewish boo) — from moving in together to why she’s excited to get married.

In 2013, she became a writer’s assistant on Comedy Central’s Broad City. She was soon promoted to staff writer on both the second and third seasons of the show and, along with the rest of the staff, was nominated for a WGA award.

Naomi has also written for smart, funny shows like Difficult People, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and NBC’s Great News.

You can treat yourself to the weekly podcast Naomi hosts with her husband comedian Andy Beckerman. Based on their live show of the same name, Couples Therapy mixes stand-up sets with in-studio conversations where “lovers, ex-lovers, siblings & friends” chat about their relationships. “The fun of a comedy show mixed with the intimacy of a private therapy sesh!”

According to Deadline, Comedy Central is currently developing How to Be A Couple, a new series co-created by Naomi and Andy. The show is “based on their real lives [and] follows an interracial couple in a wild polyamorous affair with their careers.” We’re excited to hear more!

More Good Work from Naomi:

Standup – Late Night with Seth Meyers (2016)
Naomi talks about nutritionists, procedurals, and the hidden dangers of Brooklyn hipsters.

Standup – The New Negroes (2019)
Naomi talks about her true crime addiction and her encounters with rescue dogs.

Standup – Gramercy Theater (2013)
Naomi talks about being engaged to her Jewboo, dating on the G train, and “wintercourse.”

Get more Naomi Ekperigin: Follow her on Twitter.


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