Queen of Radical Comedy
Chicago based Comedian, Writer, Stand Up Comedy Coach, Proud Black Transgender Nihilist.
Kujichagulia Juniper Whitehead
Or just KJ, is Chicago's Queen of Radical Comedy. Unapologetically black, queer, trans and pissed off! For 7 years now, she's shared her experiences through observation and storytelling, but also blunt and vulnerable honesty about herself and how she sees the world. A graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Comedy Writing & Performance, Comedy Studies Alumni and someone who can occasionally be found burning the American flag and using the ashes as eye shadow.
As seen and heard in
2021 SIXTH CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL (CLEVELAND, OH)
2020 - 21 NW BLACK COMEDY FESTIVAL (PORTLAND, OR)
2020 PORTLAND QUEER COMEDY FESTIVAL (PORTLAND, OR [ONLINE])
2019 PRIDE FEST 2019 (MILWAUKEE, WI)
2019 MADISON COMEDY WEEK (MADISON, WI)
2018-19 CHARM CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL (BALTIMORE, MD)
2017-20 INTERNATIONAL LADY LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL (MADISON, WI)
ALL TIMES ARE CDT //LINKS IN RED
**7/10 Arts & Culture Club presents: NIGHT (Message HERE for location info) 8pm FREE
7/18 Strut presents: BLACK LOVE (ONLINE) 8pm TIX
**7/22 Corona dell Arte: Episode 3: Conspiracy Weary @ Woodward Plaza 8pm FREE
*8/5 Riddled with Laughter @ Riddles Comedy Club 7:15pm TIX
*8/6 Newport Studio Sessions @ The Newport Theater 8pm TIX
8/11 Solar Flair (ONLINE) 7pm TIX
** 8/14 Sixth City Comedy Festival: Mass Hysteria @ Sixth City Sailors Club 5pm TIX
**8/15 Sixth City Comedy Festival: Hook, Line, & Sinker @ Sixth City Sailors Club 2pm TIX
8/20 We Are Trans: Bad Ass Women of Comedy (More info to come) (ONLINE) 7pm (TIX Coming Soon)
*8/27 The New Normal @ Lincoln Lodge 10pm TIX
KJ POSED FOR SOME OF THESE
All bookings email
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KJ is the Queen of Radical Comedy for a reason. KJ is
PRO: Black Lives Matter, Trans Rights, Queer Rights, Women's Rights, the Freedom of (and from) Religion, Disability Rights, All POC (People of Color) Rights, Support of Sex Workers, Policing the Police.
AGAINST: Police Brutality, White Supremacy, Trump Administration, Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism, KKK, The Alt-Right and White Nationalist Movement, Men's Rights Activism (Because, really?) and Fascism.
Not only does KJ stand by these stances but it's reflected through her material. If this does not sit well with you, please do not book or contact KJ for your events. But do watch her content! Who knows? You might learn something!