Zainab Johnson


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Zainab is a 2014 Last Comic Standing semi-finalist and has performed at the 2014 BET Experience at LA Live and the world famous Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. In 2016 she was hailed HBO’s All Def Comedy “breakout star.” She has also appeared on MTV, Comic View, the Arsenio Hall Show, and Gotham Live.

Letting laughter carry her through the day, Zainab Johnson shares with audiences how interesting everyday life can be, especially when you turn the day’s drama into serious comic relief. Whether she’s performing on stage, writing a script, or acting on screen, Zainab is making people laugh with her own engaging style.

Having moved from New York City to the glitz and grit of Los Angeles, Zainab’s first appearance as a series regular on BET’s “Hell Date” led her to explore comedy in earnest. She is a graduate of The World Famous UCB, the Groundlings and IO West. Zainab has performed improv and sketch comedy with Troop Hollywood and the Black Hand Side. She is a regular headliner at the top comedy clubs throughout the country, from LA to NYC, including The Improv, Laugh Factory, Standup NY, and Caroline’s on Broadway.