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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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Boehner brought in Netanyahu to rebuke the President's Iran strategy. He should give the PM his salary for the day for doing his job. #IJS

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RT @ComedyOakland: March 6 celebrate International Women's Day with fiercely funny female comediennes. $10 tix http://t.co/v5PVXtIK7F http:…

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RT @TheRoot: Andrew 'I'm Not Gay No More' Caldwell says, well, he's still gay and regrets going viral http://t.co/fl5TXKRNKa http://t.co/Dp

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RT @ArtActivistNia: Working on a second issue of #artlife zine. I'd also like to turn my interviews with @harikondabolu and @KarindaDobbins…

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#SFComedy February 17th – A Night in North Beach! http://t.co/3VpSoPyosH via @missioncomedy <--This is going to be a hot show! Get your tix.

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RT @docslabsf: Next wk 2/17 @missioncomedy bring the laughs @jsele @trevorhill @katewillett @lieb123456789 @KarindaDobbins @NatashaMuse @Ma…

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RT @oaklandlayover: Ladies Love the Layover comedy showcase is tonight with an amazing show with Karinda Dobbins, Clara Clayy, and... http:…

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RT @laughfunction: We're back tonight w/ @BenKolina, @vietjew, @oldjoytree, @JSchabl & headliner @KarindaDobbins! Free show 8:30pm Pappy's …

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RT @AnonymousPress: Happy Birthday #BobMarley http://t.co/nhGPFnrDJj

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Still time to get to @BsideBarn. An awesome show will start at 8pm with @zachsherwin and @bucky_sinister. #PostSuperBowlLaughter

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RT @lolTrev: I got to work with my secret lover again tonite @KarindaDobbins life is good! Lol!

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RT @SFBACN: Tonight's Top #Oakland #Comedy @oaklandlayover 1517Franklin 8:00 w @jeffapplebaum @scottsimpson @KarindaDobbins @SammyObeid @Ly…

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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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Scandal

Rating: 0.0 of 5.0
Posted: 2 Jun


Karinda Dobbins - "Militant Family"

Rating: 5.0 of 5.0
Posted: 13 Apr


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

Rating: 4.7 of 5.0
Posted: 13 Apr


Karinda Dobbins - "You Can Say It"

Rating: 5.0 of 5.0
Posted: 12 Jan


Karinda Dobbins - "Beauty Shop Beatdown"

Rating: 5.0 of 5.0
Posted: 12 Jan

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