Episode 81: Erica Switzer


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Erica Switzer is a Chicago-born educator, comedian, and public speaker formerly based in Shanghai, China. With her unique energy and raw, biting wit, she has featured for veteran comedians Simeon Goodson, Mateen Stewart, and Justin Rivera and accomplished her first 30-minute headliner in April 2020. Along with founding Hei Now Comedy, China's premier Black comedy crew, Erica became the first Black comedian to perform in Mongolia at the inaugural Silk Road International Comedy Festival in July 2019. She has emceed Shanghai Black Expo and the inaugural For The Culture Awards Gala. Erica is also an award-winning public speaker. She has shared her story of overcoming anxiety twice at Shanghai's Unravel Storytelling and served as MC and storyteller for June 2020's Unravel and Hei Now Comedy's collaborative event "Matter is the Minimum," benefitting Campaign Zero. We talked about starting standup later in life and the contacts Erica made performing virtual comedy who chose her for in-person comedy based on the virtual funny.
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