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Zainab Johnson

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Zainab was born and raised in New York City and after college decided to move her talents and ambition to the west coast.  Moving to LA to pursue acting Zainab found herself always working on comedic projects. Her first TV appearance as a series regular on BET's Hell Date lead Zainab to study at The Groundlings and IO West. Zainab began performing improv and sketch all around LA at first with Troop Hollywood then with The Black Hand Side.  After getting familiar with the 'comedy club' stage Zainab decided to attempt stand up. She did her first open mic in May 2010 and she's been going strong ever since.  After only doing stand up for a a short time Zainab has performed at all of the top clubs from LA to NY like The Improv, The Laugh Factory, Standup NY,  Caroline's on Broadway, and she's opened for Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Zainab won the 2013 ABFF HBO Comedy Wings Competition. Recently she did her first late night set on the Arsenio Hall show, she's on the new season of BET's Comic View hosted by Sommore as well as the new season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. 


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