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J Smiles

5.0/5 (2 Review)

Stand Up Comedy with the Conscious Comic

J Smiles will customize your stand-up show. YES, her material will lean into your team’s themes/topics. Or J can create the set. The experience will visually mimic the warm, small comedy club ambiance. J’s topics are global in scale, yet general in relatability. Intelligent, conscious comedy is her sweet spot. Human connections improve, team building occurs as J Smiles finds the common thread in unlikely sources. You can expect high energy, animation and interaction with the audience. Duration: 30 or 60 mins.

Review(s)

Ikechi Nwabuisi
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“Thanks so much for bringing the smiles and the valuable insights you sprinkled in throughout the comedy!”

Dawn Dickson
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“Our Seshie with J Smiles was so much fun! Her comedy style is appropriate for all demographics and cultures. It went over really well. Highly recommend her if you want something fun. ”

My Background

I’m a stand-up comedian with a curvy, groovy journey. Conscious comedy is my thing and connecting-the-dots for everyday people is my calling.

I’ve performed virtually since March 2020 for corporations, non-profit organizations, birthday parties, graduation celebrations, galas and fundraisers. On LIVE stage, I’ve toured and performed nationally for years solo as well as with veterans such as Kim Coles, Guy Tory, Rodney Perry, Damon Williams, and Marvin Dixon among others. Internationally, I’ve given giggles in South Korea, Italy and the Bahamas. Being featured on Carnival Cruise’s Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage multiple years was a true honor.

Before grabbing the mic, I was an engineer at Ford Motor Company, a Lawyer with The Cochran Firm, and a Product Designer at The Gillette Corporation. Hold on! Before you go judging…

Each career remains a deep passion. Each was move very intentional. Society propelled me to experience them separately because where could I be a girl-lawyer-engineer-designer?

THEN, life threw a few loop-to-loops of tragedy and chaos my way. COMEDY came out of nowhere and rescued me. Instead of lamenting what I was no longer able to do, I pivoted and focused l on what I could do, and that was make people laugh.

My comedy is shaped from my experiences: working in corporate America, at a national law firm; being a full-time caregiver; an activist; living abroad (Spain/Italy/South Africa); graduating from Howard and Stanford; being childless and more. Never boring, sprinkled with spice, life is a laugh… if you master the pivot.

What Team Members Should Bring

Internet Connection
Computer, Phone or Tablet
An open mind... or a willingness to mostly have fun for the duration of our Seshie.
Earbuds or headphones if a non-clean show is requested. ;-)

The Setup For the Virtual Session

The Seshie performance will take place at J Smiles Comedy Production's studio. The equipment used will include a resolution ring light or soft light box, a stage performance quality connected mic, mic stand, branded backdrop (can arrange company branding as well), direct ethernet connection, high definition camera, ambient lighting and a stool.

Seshie Values

Diversity and Inclusion

Team Building and Camaraderie

Communication and Trust

Kindness and Empathy

Learning Something New

Cancellation Policy

As a customer if you cancel 48 hours after you have booked a session with a guide you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel before the 48 hours you receive your full refund. Customers also receive full refunds whenever a guide cancels

How to Experience Seshie

Please make sure you and your team members have Zoom downloaded. After you book a seshie in the confirmation email you will receive details providing the Zoom link and password information.

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