Kia Barnes

Comedian, Activist

Kia McCall-Barnes, also known as Kia Comedy, is an Atlanta based comedian, host, speaker, and writer. She’s headlined her signature “Lez Laugh” Comedy tour with some of the country’s most prominent comedians, and she also hosts SVTV Network’s “Queer Comedy Jam.” Kia produces and hosts LGBTQ parties, events, and fashion shows across the country, including the Andro Fashion Show, Atlanta Pride’s Dyke March, Nashville Pride’s Lesbo Comedy Show, Plezzure Island’s DJ Battle, Washington, D.C.’s Masculine of Center Conference, and Sweet Heat Miami’s Lesbian Speed Dating.

With a social media following of over 70k, 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, workshop, and event bookings.

Appearing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday