Janell Banks

Janell Banks

 

 

Janell is Kansas City Native with Strong Houston roots has always been a natural goofball and class clown, being the funny and outgoing kid who impersonated family members, and performing humors interpretation on her debate and forensics team. Janell's breakout performance of the Color Museum by George C. Wolfe earned her a first place ranking in her conference as well as a ranking of 6th place in state.

Janell's Improv background flourishes through her quick wit, charisma, and ferociously aggressive style of comedy. Giving the audience a very live hilarious interactive show; she doesn't just tell Jokes she gives public service announcements, wowing audiences with her honest in your face, and hilarious perspective and observational comedic style. Banks definitely regarded as one to watch, as an established performer on the stand up circuit, known for her cheeky, quick wit and effervescence.

She can currently he heard on KUAW 98.5 Hosting The Music & More Foundations Comedy Power Hour and co-host of KCWYA Wednesdays' while continually touring with her stand up and showcasing at various comedy festivals throughout the country. She has appeared in the inaugural Black Women in Comedy Festival (Brooklyn, NY), Black Girl Giggles (New Orleans, LA) Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival, and Midwest Queer Comedy Festival (Louisville, KY). She has featured with Rodney Perry, Alonzo Bolden, Tommy Davidson, Fazion Love, and Sampson McCormick. She also can also be seen at her Comedy residency at the Improv Comedy Club in Kansas City, MO.

 

 

 

 
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