Ashley Nicole Black is a comedian, actress, and writer.
Emmy award winning writer and comedian Ashley Nicole Black (A Black Lady Sketch Show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about leaving her PhD to pursue comedy, performing sketch comedy with Second City on a cruise ship, becoming a writer and then correspondent on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, how getting used to hearing no is important as a writer, and finding out that her comedy niche is rom-coms while working on A Black Lady Sketch Show.   Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit
This week Ashley and Chelsea get a lesson in what reproductive discrimination looks like in the workplace and how to combat it. Actress, author, and director Amber Tamblyn speaks with Girshrelia Green about how she became a tireless advocate for pregnant women in the workplace. We’ll hear from Lyndi Trishler, a police officer in Kentucky who was forced to go on unpaid leave due to her difficult pregnancy. And you’ll learn how to support people bringing goddamn life into the world, whether or not that’s you.
Ashley and Chelsea are taking down ageism, because we’re never too old for that shit. This week Chelsea hops in the interview chair to chat with Julie Taaffe and Kathy Moon, two women who were discriminated against because of their age and then took their fight to court. Then we’ll get our wisdom fix from ageism activist and author Ashton Applewhite.
We're talking to transgender women about what they go through at work, and how to be a good ally. Ashley and Chelsea call up their friend Charlotte Clymer, from The Human Rights Campaign. Vandy Beth Glenn shares her story about how she was fired for being transgender and the influential lawsuit that followed. And New York Times Bestselling author Janet Mock speaks with Robin Bauldwin about her experience growing up as a trans woman of color in a tiny town full of people who aren’t at all like her.
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Jun 15th, 1985
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10 hours, 49 minutes
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