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The Nina Simone of Comedy

"Nina Simone of  Comedy"

Rhonda Hansome

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Rhonda Hansome the Political Satirist

Rhonda Hansome, hailed as the "Nina Simone of Comedy," is a dazzling beacon of wit, wisdom, and laughter. Hansome's humor is as timeless as it is sharp, deftly weaving together the threads of contemporary issues with a personal touch that resonates deeply with audiences far and wide. She has opened for  musical acts such as Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross. An award-winning comedian, her accolades include the prestigious BackStage Bistro Award, celebrating her outstanding contributions to the world of comedy.

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Rhonda Hansome is celebrated for her dynamic presence in the entertainment world, particularly through her notable acting roles that highlight her versatility and depth. Among her most distinguished acting roles are her performances in "Pretty Woman" (1990), "Little Sister" (2016), and voice for the Muppet 'Vazh' on Saturday Night Live's debut episode. 


Every Monday night she guests on John Fugelsang’s radio show "Tell Me Everything" on Sirius XM Ch 127 with her segment #HansomeMonday

Rhonda Hansome the Actress

Rhonda co-created a pilot series called, "Hot Flash," where she draws on her deep comedic and acting talents to bring humor to the challenges of women going through menopause. With a natural flair for blending humor with heartfelt moments, Rhonda makes her character’s journey both touching and relatable. Her performance brings light to the personal transformations and camaraderie among women in this pivotal life stage.

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Rhonda Hansome the Writer

Rhonda Hansome's writing career, celebrated for its humor and depth, extends far beyond her stand-up comedy roots. As the writer and anchor of the 'Real Newz' sketch on the 'Politipod' Podcast, she masterfully blends humor with current events. Her cartoon series 'Politoonitics' merges sharp wit with political commentary, often predicting cultural shifts before they become mainstream.

Hansome's creativty shines in her solo shows "Last Stop Before Dreadlocks" and "Lie Baby, Lie!", praised for their compelling narratives and dynamic performances. Her full-length play, "C.P.R. A Love Tragedy," explores complex themes of love and politics, crafting emotionally resonant and thought-provoking theatre.

Catch Rhonda's writing the "Real Newz" sketch on PolitiPod (Featured on SoundCloud)

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Rhonda Hansome the Director

Rhonda Hansome's directing career showcases her depth and versatility in the theater arts. She has directed many impactful plays, including "Sweet Songs of the Soul" and "Real Black Men Don't Sit Cross-legged on the Floor," which delve into cultural and social themes. The play "Real Black Men Don't Sit Cross-legged on the Floor" won an AUDELCO Award, a prestigious recognition celebrating excellence in Black theater.

Recently, her direction of the play "Dust of Egypt: Sojourner Truth’s Story" continues to affirm her talent for creating engaging and thought-provoking theater experiences. Hansome's work as a director reflects her commitment to exploring diverse narratives and her ability to bring complex visions to life on stage.

Helmed by acclaimed director Rhonda PASSION Hansome, "Dust of Egypt: Sojourner Truth’s Story" was produced by Karin Abarbanel and Emani Simpson.

Presented at The Sheen Center in New York City, this play's profound exploration of truth, resilience, and empowerment, under Hansome’s visionary direction, captivated audiences and critics alike, cementing her status as a director capable of transforming complex historical narratives into compelling theater experiences.

  • Dust Of Egypt: The Story of Sojourner Truth
    Dust Of Egypt: The Story of Sojourner Truth
    The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
    The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Sojourner Truth fights to rescue her enslaved son Peter in this 3-day showcase competition.
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