The comedy world has always been dominated by hombres, but with Anjelah Johnson selling out clubs nationwide, she's giving them a run for their money. Johnson, who was nominated for an ALMA Award for her work on MADtv in 2008, recently debuted a one-hour special, The Homecoming Show, on NUVOtv. We caught up with Anjelah recently and she was excited to talk about going back to her hometown of San Jose and getting her family and friends involved in the special, who her famous character Bon Qui Qui was inspired by, and what beauty product she can't live without.
Congrats on getting a comedy special on the new NUVOtv network. Why was this different than any others?
It was a really cool experience! For my special I got to go back to my hometown of San Jose and I was able to include my family, my friends, and the people that I grew up with. I am who I am because of how I was raised and that's my village. So it was cool to be able to come home and share that with everybody. We got to do some behind-the-scenes stuff where I got to introduce my family [to viewers].