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Meet Kenisha Bell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kenisha Bell.

Kenisha, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m a stand up comedian from LA. I’ve wanted to do stand up since I was about six years old. I was always a terrible student, so I found relief in making my classmates laugh and driving my teachers crazy. Although I had always wanted to be a comedian, the thought of performing on stage in front of strangers was terrifying. So I kept putting it off until my lack of determination was eating me up inside. I finally gave myself a deadline and said fu#k it! It’s now or never! My first time on stage was at the Haha Cafe in The Valley and I bombed. I was so bad that I didn’t do it again for six months (it hurt too much). After that short hiatus, I’ve been going pretty strong. I’ve taken some time off to go to grad school, to question my path, to recharge, etc… but I think that’s normal of any entrepreneur. Although I have a long way to go and a lot of hurdles to cross… I’ve gotten to where I am by being fearless, consistent, and helping others. This “game” is a marathon where only the strong succeed.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No, it hasn’t been a smooth road…. cause there is no road. Comedy isn’t a job like nursing. What I mean by that is with nursing you get your degree, pass your boards, and you’re a nurse. However, comedy isn’t like that. In comedy, you can be the funniest person in the world and never get a break. Comedy is about literally “finding your own way” and never giving up until you do. I’m still struggling to “find my own way”. The hardest part for me is being vulnerable, taking risks, and not caring about what others think. In theory, that may sound easy but in reality it’s one of the scariest things a person can do.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m a comedian! I specialize in being funny 🙂 My comedy is about my corky life and my corky way of thinking. I talk about the things that most people think but are afraid of voice and I think that’s why I relate to so many people. I’m most proud when fans come up to me after the show and thank me for making them not feel alone. I’m very honest in my set and don’t sugar coat anything.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
One of my favorite memories from childhood is feeling free: No bills, no job, no stress! Although I had no money (I was a kid), I felt a sense of freedom cause I could come and go as I pleased (within reason I was a kid), I always had a roof over my head, food to eat, and friends to play with.

Contact Info:

  • Email: kenisha_bell@yahoo.com
  • Instagram: iamkenishabell
  • Facebook: iamkenishabell
  • Twitter: kenishabell

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