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Anjelah Johnson Talks Starting Stand Up Comedy Career In Church & Being Inspired By Cholo Culture

Anjelah Johnson Talks Starting Stand Up Comedy Career In Church & Being Inspired By Cholo Culture

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Anjelah Johnson has been making us laugh for years with her iconic comedic timing and signature characters, the stand-up professional has put her life experiences and success into her new book and current tour “Who Do I Think I Am.”

Johnson unconventionally entered the comedy realm after being approached by a member of her church who invited her to a free class to work on something that she didn’t think she had. Anjelah admits to the Power Mornings co-hosts, Letty, Teddy Mora, and Javen that she grew up mostly not being secure with her identity as Mexican-American, and not being able to speak Spanish, learning about comedy was her way of centering her talent. Angela also shares that one of the first jokes she wrote in the comedy class, was a nail salon bit that actually put her on the map years later. 

Johnson goes on to share how her upbringing and religion helped shape who she is today, how she comes from a funny family and that she’s not the funniest person in her family, speaks on the impact of the cholo/chola culture, and much more.

Watch the full interview below!

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