Kerry Coddett is a Caribbean-American writer, actress and stand-up comedian from Brooklyn. She is a graduate of the WGA Showrunner Training Program and recently served as a Co-Executive Producer, Showrunner, and Head Writer on Yvonne Orji’s variety special for HBO. Before that, she wrote on both seasons of Flatbush Misdemeanors on Showtime and appeared as a recurring guest star in season 1. On-screen, Kerry has appeared in Hulu’s Ramy, Showtime’s Desus and Mero, and Pause w/ Sam Jay on HBO. Before turning to comedy, Kerry graduated college cum laude at 19 and started her own business as a fashion designer and stylist for Jay-Z.
In 2017, Kerry beat out 63 comedians in the Caroline’s on Broadway Comedy Madness Competition, becoming the first woman in history to win the honor. Kerry has been a selected performer at the New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, Skankdest, The Women in Comedy Festival, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival.
She is also the founder of Kwanzaa Crawl, an annual New York City community event that brings in over $500K in one day for local Black-owned businesses.