Kerry Coddett

Kerry Coddett [Cah-dit] is a New York-based stand-up comedienne, actress and writer. Touted as “inimitable” by HuffPost, she has also been featured in numerous publications, including Entertainment Weekly, Mic, Elite Daily, Splitsider, Elle, Buzzfeed and Salon. Kerry just wrapped as a staff writer on “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas” on HBO, which is produced by John Oliver.  She has made appearances on HBO’s “Crashing,” BET’s “The Rundown with Robin Thede” and “50 Central,” Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” MTV’s “Joking Off” and more.

Kerry often uses her comedic platform to bring awareness to the issues that concern her. For The Atlantic, she wrote the first historical account of SNL’s lack of diversity that helped serve as the impetus for the show’s hiring of three new black comediennes. To challenge racial biases perpetuated by the media, Kerry penned an article for The Huffington Post called “White on White Crime” that went viral. She also organized a series of comedy shows at New York City homeless shelters to share the gift of laughter during the holiday season. for more information.