Kerry Coddett is a Caribbean-American writer, actress, and stand-up comedian from Brooklyn. She’s a staff writer and recurring guest star on Showtime’s new show Flatbush Misdemeanors. Touted as “inimitable” by The Huffington Post and as “a rising star” by The Interrobang, Kerry appears on season 2 of Ramy on Hulu and is a core cast member of the new The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show on Netflix. She was a staff writer on Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, which was produced by John Oliver and aired on HBO. Kerry can also be seen on E!’s Funny Dance Show, HBO’s Crashing, TruTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, and BET’s The Rundown with Robin Thede. She was a regular on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a recurring cast member on MTV’s Joking Off, and she’s also appeared on TruTV’s Comedy Knockout.
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, Skankfest, The Women In Comedy Festival, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. She’s been a guest co-host on The Young Turks and is also the host of her own podcast, On the Chopping Block.
Before turning to comedy as her outlet, Kerry was a fashion designer and stylist who made custom designs for Jay – Z. At 19, Kerry graduated cum laude from CUNY Baruch College with a B.A. in Psychology and English. She is also the co founder of Kwanzaa Crawl, an annual New York City community event that, in 2019, brought in over $400K in one day for local Black-owned businesses.