I had just finished watching a video on Facebook about a dog that was rescued and recuperated after maggots had taken off a lot of his face*. (Wow, grim way to start but bear with me.) Needless to say, I needed some humor when comedienne Kia Comedy (no, not that Khia) called me.
“Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us,” Kia reassured.
Kia Comedy is an Atlanta-based LGBTQ comedienne who is currently touring with her signature “Queer Comedy” shows. Kia has also had several articles published, including many in “Curve” Magazine, the most heavily circulated lesbian periodical.
Kia may have been kind to me but that doesn’t mean her comedy is all rainbows and unicorns (well maybe some rainbows). She has no issue making jokes from everything to her family, to growing up black and gay, to even her wife and what it’s like being in an interracial relationship.
“I joke about my wife but when people meet her they always say she has more soul than I do,” Kia laughed.
Kia uses her entertainment platform to encourage acceptance, diversity, and unity in all communities.
“I want to let people see it from my point of view and you know make light of certain situations, by being like ‘yeah I’m going through this too,’” Kia says. “As a couple, I still have to deal with occasional boring in-law stories or the drunk uncle, just like anybody else in a relationship. I’m trying to bring humor to common experiences and letting people know we all experience the same things, we just happen to both be women.”
*No, I will not link the video because I do not want to relive it. You can find it yourself if you’re looking for a good cry.