Mar 1, 2016
Ep. 54: Ayanna Dookie is a comic and a very funny woman. This native Trinidadian (who is half Black an half Indian) thought she was on her way to becoming an engineer. But, somewhere along the way she gotten bitten by the comedy bug. A decade later, after transitioning from her degrees in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering you can find her performing comedy all over NYC, which she now calls home, and, indeed, all over the country. She has opened for Tommy Davidson at the DC Improv, was a finalist in the New York Underground Comedy Festival Emerging Comics Competition, appeared on Comcast-on-Demand, and helped Magooby’s Joke House earn the record of having The Longest Continuous Stand-Up Comedy Show in the World. You can reach her on Twitter at: @ADookie
Listen, as Ayanna shares with Alex her story about being one of the few Trinis in her school in Prince George's County, Maryland, about what it's like to be Black and Indian, about becoming a Black-Indian member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and about her transition from engineering to comedy. Also, hear her share the story of her ongoing battle with Lupus, a debilitating autoimmune disease.
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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod
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