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Motor City native Karinda Dobbins was born into a politically active family of skilled storytellers and sharp wits. Her worldview was shaped by their accounts of protest, civil rights and empowerment, weighty subjects that were always leavened with humor. Whenever she heard the grownups laughing long past her bedtime, she took that as her cue to sneak out of her room and eavesdrop while they entertained themselves with Richard Pryor records. She not only listened, she learned, and grew up to hold her own as a keen comedic commentator.

Dobbins moved from Michigan to California’s Bay Area and responding to repeated dares from a girlfriend who challenged her to try making the crowd laugh at an open mic, Karinda finally took the stage at Woody’s Café, and killed. Sure, she tried to fill the seats with supportive family and friends, and true, she had no competition since nobody else had signed up for stage time, but everybody, from the show’s host to strangers in the audience, was amazed that she was able to do 10 funny minutes of stand-up material her first time onstage. (She’d shrewdly spent a month writing her act in preparation, never anticipating she’d be put under pressure to perform all of it at once.)

Spurred on by the enthusiastic feedback, Karinda decided to see where comedy would take her and began honing her craft at more venues. To date, she has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival; featured at Bay Area comedy clubs the Punch Line and Cobb’s; opened for Michael Che, Greg Proops and W. Kamau Bell. Karinda made her primetime national television debut on Coast-to-Coast Episode 1 on NickMom Night Out.

For booking please email KarindaDobbins@gmail.com
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RT @dreamyaj: Just saw #OhEverything w/ @wkamaubell, @KarindaDobbins, and @zachsherwin in Seattle. Great show! Come back soon.

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RT @itsuhLEEsuh: Omg, I loved @wkamaubell's opening act: @KarindaDobbins. Yes, and more, please!

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RT @shadowandact: 'Black Panther Woman' US Premiere Set for PAFF (On Australian Chapter of Black Panther Party) http://t.co/RbX0zf8vw9 http…

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RT @BSideBBQ: Comedy Kitchen returns to B-Side Barn on February 1st! Zach Sherwin, Bucky Sinister, and Karinda Dobbins will... http://t.co/

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RT @amymiller: How come @KarindaDobbins isn't famous yet? THIS IS BS

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RT @Colorlines: Kevin Hart, SNL Take on Gentrification in Bushwick, Brooklyn http://t.co/DJcIokbo1F

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RT @SFHarveys: There's something for everyone at our weekly comedy night. HARVEYS FUNNY TUESDAYS! is back at 9pm with special... http://t.c

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I just had a vegan sloppy joe in Georgia. I feel like I am making all the right decisions.

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RT @wkamaubell: Atlanta! I'll be w/ you tonight. It'll be me, @zachsherwin & @KarindaDobbins! And there are only a few tickets left. http:/…

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So disappointed in those thugs setting fires at Ohio State. Don't use football as an excuse to riot, channel your excitement n positive ways

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I am Charlie, but I am Baga too: On Nigeria’s forgotten massacre http://t.co/TIObizJovF

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My daughter ordered her first drink in front of me now that she is 21. A pineapple martini. Classy but not pretentious. I did my job.

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RT @jabaridavis: Misery Index was dope last night. Shoutout to my man @trevorhill for the spot. Big ups to @KarindaDobbins and @StroyMoyd f…

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Tonight will be fun at The Rite Spot in SF for Misery Index. Come out and hang with @trevorhill @jabaridavis and I. http://t.co/i7JSxg2pMv

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RT @radicalhearts: Poor Black people having to ask other poor Black people for money to get protestors out of jail but you wanna talk about…

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Great Salon article by D. Watkins. For the days when you think you have it bad. http://t.co/ly267L8BeE

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RT @keithlowell: If @SteveScalise can't tell a white power event from his usual speaking engagement, it's pretty damning of his usual speak…

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Karinda Dobbins - "Militant Family"

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Karinda Dobbins - "Don't Call Me At Work"

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Karinda Dobbins - "You Can Say It"

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Karinda Dobbins - "Beauty Shop Beatdown"

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