Bed-Stuy comedienne lands on HBO
April 26th, 2018 - She’s now on to premium television! A Brooklyn comedienne and founder and organizer of the borough’s annual Kwanzaa Crawl, recently landed a role as a writer on a new HBO late night show. East Flatbush native Kerry Coddett is a staff writer on “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas,” a show that tackles police brutality and various pressing global subjects.
Laughing at Police Violence: Brooklyn comic Kerry Coddett joins HBO docuseries ‘Problem Areas’ to address blue brutality with humor
April 25th, 2018 - Coddett, who also appeared as a frequent guest panelist on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, said she hopes Problem Areas can make viewers laugh while educating them, and facilitate dialogue on aspects of policing that can lead to brutality.
Kerry Coddett Breaks Through Race and Color Barrier to Write on HBO’s Newest Late Night Show
April 21st, 2018 - Comedian, writer, actress and activist Kerry Coddett (HBO, Comedy Central, MTV) is a staff writer for Wyatt Cenac’s PROBLEM AREAS which debuted Friday, April 13th @ 11:30 PM ET on HBO, making her one of the few black, female comedians to make it into the writers room of a late-night comedy series.
Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas announces its impressively diverse writing and research teams
March 16th, 2018 - ...Problem Areas will feature the comedic talents of Emma Carmichael, Chrissy Shackelford, Dillon Stevenson, Eliza Cossio, Kerry Coddett, and Chris Duffy. Meanwhile, the research team boasts Justin Ellis, Tammy Kim, Allissa Wickham, and Matt Williams.
Black comediennes speak out about Mo'Nique's pay-gap campaign against Netflix
March 16th, 2018 - Mic spoke with four black comediennes for their thoughts on recent developments in the debate, and Mo’Nique’s situation in particular. “I’m grateful for the conversation and being able to speak to it, but what I would love more is ... to just showcase us,” Coddett said. “Let’s showcase the women that are ... actually funny, that have a diversity of thought and opinions.”
Here’s the Writing and Research Staff for Wyatt Cenac’s New HBO Series
March 13th, 2018 - In addition to Daily Show alum Hallie Haglund serving as an executive producer and head writer, Cenac’s team of writers – notably, 5 out of 7 are women – includes talent like former Daily Show contributor Eliza Cossio, former Jezebel editor-in-chief Emma Carmichael, and comedians Dillon Stevenson, Kerry Coddett, Chrissy Shackelford, and Chris Duffy.
5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day With Comedy
March 8th, 2018 - Gail Bennington from SiriusXM’s Bennington Show is a phenomenal talent, and she also has handpicked a list of 49 amazing comedians to talk to- all women. She talks with comedy’s funniest women, giving their perspective on everything in stand up, and we’ve learned a lot about what women talk about when men aren’t around.You can go to iTunes to listen to all 25 including...Kerry Coddett…
Kwanzaa Crawl unites young black people in support of black-owned bars in New York City
December 28th, 2017 - The event, which is held annually on the first day of Kwanzaa, is the brainchild of 30-year-old Brooklyn native Kerry Coddett. It’s a project born of her grassroots organization Operation Mobilize, which provides actionable ways for everyday people to make a difference in their community.
‘Kwanzaa, Actually’ comedy web series tackles criticisms to freshen up the holiday
December 20th 2017 - One Bed-Stuy resident is aiming to help people get “woke” about Kwanzaa. Comedian Kerry Coddett, the producer of the Kwanzaa Crawl and a writer for a forthcoming late-night comedic docuseries on HBO produced by John Oliver, created a web series to clear up some misconceptions about Kwanzaa, including the allegation that it’s a “made up holiday.”
Trump Is Telling “Jokes,” But Nobody’s Laughing
August 4th, 2017 - Kerry Coddett is an actress, comedian, and writer from Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, Jezebel, the New York Daily News, Gothamist, Elle, Salon, Elite Daily, and Mashable. She can be seen doing stand up at Caroline’s on Broadway, New York Comedy Club, and Gotham Comedy Club, to name a few.
At the Lower East Side Film Festival, Queers Turn Out In Force
July 17th, 2017 - At SubCulture, a hip watering hole and neighborhood altar of joke-telling, the Lower East Side tradition of live stand-up was in rare form with one of the most well-stacked lineups of the week. Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”), Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock”), and Mr. Lane were among the performers to take the sold-out stage. Hosted by the inimitable Kerry Coddett, “Comedy Night” came ahead of the wide release of “I’m Dying Up Here,” Showtime’s new original series about the gilded age of stand-up comedy.
Kerry Coddett Crowned 2017 Carolines Comedy Madness Champion
March 30th, 2017 - Congratulations to Kerry Coddett, who outlasted 63 other comedians over five rounds to be crowned champion of the 2017 Carolines Comedy Madness stand-up competition. For winning the event, Coddett will receive a cash prize and have the opportunity to perform at the 2017 New York Comedy Festival in November.
Get up, stand up! The audience steps up at Kerry Coddett’s comedy show
January 31st, 2017 - Brooklyn stands with Kerry!
Bedford-Stuyvesant comedian Kerry Coddett holds court once a month at “Brooklyn, Stand Up,” a show that is half comedy night and half game show, with audience members hopping on stage during “halftime.” The show happens on the first Wednesday of every month on second floor of Cobble Hill pub 61 Local, and its reputation grows every month.
A Kwanzaa Crawl is happening in Bed-Stuy next week
December 19th, 2016 - Kick off Kwanzaa the best way we know how—with a bar crawl, of course.
The brainchild of Bedford-Stuyvesant comedian Kerry Coddett, the Kwanzaa Crawl aims to support black-owned businesses in Brooklyn with a hop between sixteen bars and restaurants in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and Park Slope on December 26th, the first day of the week-long holiday. Participating venues include Bed-Vyne Brew Bar, Vodou Bar and Bedford Hall.
Cover Story: Kerry Coddett Brooklyn Comedian and Rising Star
October 3rd, 2016 - Kerry Coddett is a natural performer. Just a few years into her career, she has a stage presence so engaging, it’s infectious. To see her perform live, you feel you’re seeing something very special in its early stages. You just know she is going to be a star in some capacity, whether as a stand up, on television or in movies. She has an energy, a confidence, and a catlike grace when she grabs a mic– and she’s only just beginning.
‘Black Twitter’ Criticizes Melania Trump on Convention Speech
July 19th, 2016 - Word spread fast that Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday bore striking similarities to one delivered by Michelle Obama at the Democratic convention in 2008, and the furor ignited an intense backlash among blacks posting on Twitter.