Love at first laugh!

   Kia Barnes, also known as Kia Comedy, is an Atlanta based comedian, host, and event producer. She's worked with LOL Network, Netflix, ATT's "Codes of Culture," campaign, SVTV Network, and she's also headlined her signature "Lez Laugh" Comedy tour and shows with some of the country's most prominent LGBTQ comedians. Kia produces and hosts LGBTQ parties, events, and fashion shows across the country, including the Andro Fashion Show. She's also headlined Clexacon, Atlanta and Philly Dyke March, Sisterspace Women's Festival, Womxn of Color Weekend, Nashville Gay Pride, Plezzure Island Weekend, Washington, D.C.'s Masculine of Center Conference, and Sweet Heat Miami's. 


     With a social media following of over 79k, Kia uses her platform to encourage acceptance, diversity, and unity. She does so by sharing her experiences growing up in church, as an educator, as number 11 of 12 siblings, and as a married lesbian in an interracial relationship in the South.  Kia recently completed a Fulbright Research Fellowship to study abroad in Belize, and her research is published and implemented in American curricula and potentially in classrooms throughout the country. Kia's work can also be found in "The Advocate,"  "Curve" Magazine,  "GA Voice," and more. She has produced events with Georgia Equality, the Human Right's Campaign, and Gayborhood, and she is an advocate and activist in the LGBTQ community.  Simply put, Kia Comedy is not just jokes.


Kia is available for standup comedy, hosting, workshops, podcasts, and event bookings. Topics include:

  *  Intersectionality
  *  Creative Activism

  *  Androgynous Fashion

  *  Living Out Loud as an Educator

  *  Growing up Queer and Christian

  *  Effective Gay- Straight Alliances

  *  Masculine Identified Queer Women