Motor City native Karinda Dobbins was born into a politically active family of skilled storytellers and sharp wits. 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. To date, she has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival; featured at Bay Area comedy clubs the Punch Line and Cobb’s; opened for Hari Kondabolu, Trevor Noah and toured with W. Kamau Bell. Karinda made her primetime national television debut on Coast-to-Coast Episode 1 on NickMom Night Out.
Opened for Trevor Noah
The Throckmorton Theatre consistently seeks to afford talented artists and audiences the necessary freedom and support to take creative risks, and to view the world from fresh perspectives and to achieve new depths of insight and mutual understanding. Diversity and understanding among our artists and audiences is an essential component of the thriving creative environment that it strives to create.