Stand Up Comedy with the Conscious Comic
J Smiles will customize your stand-up show. YES, her material will lean into your team’s themes/topics. Or J can create the set. The experience will visually mimic the warm, small comedy club ambiance. J’s topics are global in scale, yet general in relatability. Intelligent, conscious comedy is her sweet spot. Human connections improve, team building occurs as J Smiles finds the common thread in unlikely sources. You can expect high energy, animation and interaction with the audience. Duration: 30 or 60 mins.
I’m a stand-up comedian with a curvy, groovy journey. Conscious comedy is my thing and connecting-the-dots for everyday people is my calling.
I’ve performed virtually since March 2020 for corporations, non-profit organizations, birthday parties, graduation celebrations, galas and fundraisers. On LIVE stage, I’ve toured and performed nationally for years solo as well as with veterans such as Kim Coles, Guy Tory, Rodney Perry, Damon Williams, and Marvin Dixon among others. Internationally, I’ve given giggles in South Korea, Italy and the Bahamas. Being featured on Carnival Cruise’s Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage multiple years was a true honor.
Before grabbing the mic, I was an engineer at Ford Motor Company, a Lawyer with The Cochran Firm, and a Product Designer at The Gillette Corporation. Hold on! Before you go judging…
Each career remains a deep passion. Each was move very intentional. Society propelled me to experience them separately because where could I be a girl-lawyer-engineer-designer?
THEN, life threw a few loop-to-loops of tragedy and chaos my way. COMEDY came out of nowhere and rescued me. Instead of lamenting what I was no longer able to do, I pivoted and focused l on what I could do, and that was make people laugh.
My comedy is shaped from my experiences: working in corporate America, at a national law firm; being a full-time caregiver; an activist; living abroad (Spain/Italy/South Africa); graduating from Howard and Stanford; being childless and more. Never boring, sprinkled with spice, life is a laugh… if you master the pivot.
What Team Members Should Bring
The Setup For the Virtual Session
The Seshie performance will take place at J Smiles Comedy Production's studio. The equipment used will include a resolution ring light or soft light box, a stage performance quality connected mic, mic stand, branded backdrop (can arrange company branding as well), direct ethernet connection, high definition camera, ambient lighting and a stool.
Diversity and Inclusion
Team Building and Camaraderie
Communication and Trust
Kindness and Empathy
Learning Something New
As a customer if you cancel 48 hours after you have booked a session with a guide you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel before the 48 hours you receive your full refund. Customers also receive full refunds whenever a guide cancels
How to Experience Seshie
Please make sure you and your team members have Zoom downloaded. After you book a seshie in the confirmation email you will receive details providing the Zoom link and password information.