Do not hold the (X) Mayo
X is an actor, writer, producer, comedian, and taco expert. She is an Emmy Nominated writer for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. X is the creator and host of Who Made The Potato Salad? a sketch comedy show/party. Known to sell out, Who Made The Potato Salad only stars BIPOC creatives and always includes amazing comedy, liquor, a DJ, and twerking. You can catch X throughout the second season of the Facebook series Strangers, the film, ‘Farewell’ starring Awkwafina, and in the upcoming NBC Sitcom “American Auto.” X is obsessed with 90’s black sitcoms and in her mind, she is Khadijah James.
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On your deathbed, what transcendent advice would you croak at a young female comedian?
Be kind to yourself and protect your energy. Have clear boundaries. Boundaries aren’t walls to keep people out, they’re parameters to keep YOU safe!
What’s your first impulse when someone says “women aren’t funny”?
Tell ’em, “BOY BYE!”
Best comedy advice you ever got?
“Ay yo X! Be YOU! People will love it!”
Worst comedy advice you ever got?
You can’t do more than one project at a time.
How has being funny helped you in your offstage life, either recently or when you were younger?
It’s helped me get out of a lotttttttt of traffic tickets!
Single word that always cracks you up?
Was there one person who inspired you to become a comedian? If so, who, why, how?
There are multiple comedians who inspired me (Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Eddie Murphy, Lucille Ball and more) but when I saw Queen Latifah in Living Single, that was the first time I saw myself on screen. She looked like me, talked like me, walked like me — she inspires me to be a household name and pursue all of my dreams! In my mind I am Khadijah James.
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