Took some artistic liberties last night with my new Sim, “Jessica Splooshy” of the Splooshy family. I purchased the Sims “Island Vacation” & was feeling a little WILD so I gave my girl some like, Frida Kahlo vibes. She walks around barefoot everywhere & aspires to be a celebrity psychic. I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t need saving.  #thesims3 #eatcraylove High-res

Took some artistic liberties last night with my new Sim, “Jessica Splooshy” of the Splooshy family. I purchased the Sims “Island Vacation” & was feeling a little WILD so I gave my girl some like, Frida Kahlo vibes. She walks around barefoot everywhere & aspires to be a celebrity psychic. I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t need saving. #thesims3 #eatcraylove

There’s a change.org petition going around that is asking for Comedy Central to give me my own spot after The Daily Show! People keep bringing it up to me and it’s like, a strange thing to ignore (for the sole purpose of being politically correct). SO I want to like, take a moment and say thank you to those that created it and signed it. That is unbelievably nice of you. And I am so very very honored to like, even be a person that some people would consider a candidate to slip into that 11:30 spot. (sounds like sex!)

That being said, I’m sure Comedy Central already has something dope in the works to take that particular spot (teehee sex again!) after the Daily Show. I’m sure it will be great and funny and wonderful! I can’t wait to see what it is.

BUT whatever happens with that slot, just know that I appreciate your support. Also know that right now I am in the middle of creating and working on some VERY dope things. Not necessarily the exact way that you lovelies have envisioned it, maybe something, dare I say it- ESPECIALLY & MAGNIFICENTLY DOPER. Y’all shall see soon, ya hear?!

One Million Namastes,

Jessica  Williams

Not that you are defined by you ethnicity or gender, but you truly are an inspiration for young black females who aspire to create and think independently. I myself am a 17 year old black women who enjoys to write and perform but I feel discouraged often by the lack of chances for a black actress or comedienne. However, watching you kick fucking ass gets me pumped and you should know that. I love you dude!

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Thank you so much! Hey look, I know how you feel about feeling discouraged, BUT look at what’s so great about that: This means there are SO many stories untold that are just waiting for you to tell them. And the internet is fantastic because now, you can put up whatever shit you like. Good luck, and find whatever shit you want to talk about and just do it. Excited for you bb!

-msjwilly!

I laugh at people that claim that black women aren’t funny. Seriously it makes me fucking lol. In my mind someone that says some lol-centric garbage like that should not be taken seriously. Ever. Things like that- “Women aren’t funny.” “Black women aren’t funny.” Etc. Garbage. Etc. Reeks of laziness and ignorance and of the 1950’s. I am not here for them. I am too grown for that. Comedy is so incredibly subjective it seems so stupid to argue about it.

That being said the recent conversations regarding black women in comedy have been a hot topic for the last 3 months. The statement of one person has sparked a “conversation” or a need to “prove” that “black women are funny” to idiots that don’t need our worth proven to them in the first place.

Now there are so many blog posts and news reports and articles on the internet discussing and analyzing black female comediennes. There are articles along the lines of  “Black Female Comediennes That You Just Need to Get Behind!!!!” or “Women of Color That, Because of their Skin Deserves To Be Known!!!!!” And while I am sure many people mean well, a large part of this conversation seems forced and insincere. That’s kind of the side effect of the media getting a hold of something. Keep in mind that a part of me is grateful to be a female POC that is sometimes considered “funny”. PLEASE understand that. But do you see how this conversation can also be seen as negative? Putting us in a separate category because of the color of our skin? The underlying tone of these articles trying to “prove” that black women are funny? The suddenness of this “conversation” yells “See! Here’s a black girl! Here’s one! See?! See?!” I’m just- I am so tired of it. 

And I know that I am black and a woman and a comedienne but often times I just want to be known as a human doing stuff. I am so many things. I want to be known as like, a person. Not as a “trendy” topic of conversation. Put me out there with everyone else. Like- with all of the other humans. Do you get what I am saying? 

-Jessica Williams

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Shouting at the Screen had been on hiatus but like a Thriller zombie, it’s been resurrected for Halloween (and beyond) at a new location and with the help of the good folks at Okayplayer.com
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Okayplayer Presents: Shouting at the Screen
Thursday, October 31st (returning 11/07/13 and every 1st Thursday)
Indie Screen, 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors: 8:00 PM
Halloween After Party with DJ Tara, $5 entry or free with screening ticket
Tickets: $10/$5 entry at the door after 10:30pm
https://twitter.com/screenshouting

We’re back. Come laugh and then dance, in that order.