Event Scheduled

Black Creatives Matter Presents Dick Gregory Taught Me

Thursday May 18, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $20 - 25+

From the venue:

Featuring Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice, Zoe Leigh, and Paris Sashay. Dick Gregory Taught Me is a selective group of conscience comedians that worked directly with him over the course of four years. These are the protégés of Dick Gregory.

Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice is one of the most high energy acts on the comedy circuit today. Most recently, Taneshia was featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City on Comedy Central and the New season of Def comedy Jam. Taneshia has quickly evolved into one of the most popular comedy acts on the Scene.

Zoe became Dick Gregory’s assistant,and managing the last four years of his career, which consisted of producing 20 shows and booking over 200 comedy appearances. Zoe was also responsible for Dick’s interview, at Breakfast Club Power 105.1, which to date, has been one of his most notable conversations and recognized among the radio show’s Top 20 interviews. She is also featured in the 2021 The One and Only Dick Gregory.

Paris Sashay is a comedienne, actor, writer and producer from Washington, DC, currently residing in New York. Her command as a seasoned storyteller makes even the mundane experience feel like an adventure. Audiences across the country fall in love with her infectious laugh, wit, and style. Paris has worked with Micheal Che, Dick Gregory, Wanda Sykes, Lil Rel, and Roy Wood Jr. offering her piercing insight on issues of the day. Just to name a few places, she’s performed at The Howard Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Caroline’s on Broadway, Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store and is a regular at The Comedy Cellar. She has been a panel member on “Wild’n Out Wednesday’s with Roland Martin” on TV One, BET, Comedy Central, EPIX and interviewed on Fox 5 DC, NBC 4 Washington, and WUSA 9 regarding her assault. Additionally, Paris frequently serves as a motivational speaker, having the honor of being the 2013 and 2017 Commencement Speaker at The Foundation School in Gaithersburg, MD.

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