Karith Foster is a comedian, TV & radio personality, actress and inspirational speaker. She stepped onto the comedy scene in New York City in 1998 where she has since risen to the top of her game as a national headliner. She is best known for being Don Imus’ sidekick on his nationally syndicated “Imus in the Morning” radio show on WABC Radio.
Karith has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Today Show and Last Comic Standing, VH-1’s Best Week Ever, Awesomely Bad… and Black to the Future series. You may have also seen her on BET, BRAVO, and The Fine Living Channel. Two of her greatest triumphs include performing on Showtime at the Apollo (getting applause, not boos) and Skyping with Oprah.
And to think her mother was worried she’d never talk. She’s more than made up for her late start. Karith credits her entrée into the entertainment world to her upbringing in the affluent suburb of Plano, Texas, where irony of all ironies she starred in her high school’s ALL WHITE production of A Raisin in the Sun. Two guesses who the raisin was!
Since coming to NYC, she’s been nicknamed ‘Princess’ by several friends who are convinced she’s actually a Jewish girl from Long Island trapped in that body—which would technically make her a JA-AP (Jewish African-American Princess). So in her case it’s not “talk to the hand,” but “talk to the manicure.” And although she may never have cooked a full meal in her life, she has the Zagats Restaurant Guide practically memorized.
Karith performs weekly at a variety of NYC comedy clubs including Comix, The Comic Strip, Caroline’s, Gotham Comedy Club, Stand-up New York Comedy Club Broadway Comedy Club & Café, New York Comedy Club, and …well, just check her schedule to see when and where she’s going up or to see if she’ll be in a city near you.
Karith lives by the comic’s law: All’s fair in love and comedy.
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