Flame Monroe (Courtesy photo)


On Saturday, October 21, Mothers In Action (MIA), along with Tiffany Haddish, will host the She Ready Comedy Lounge & Beer Garden at Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Square during this year’s Taste of Soul Family Festival. This is the first Comedy Lounge installment since 2005 and 2006 with J. Anthony Brown. 


The lounge will feature two shows at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., located on the east side of Crenshaw Blvd and Coliseum Street. Performers include Flame Monroe, Memphis Will, Ramona Stephens, Brandon Wiley, Lewis Dix, Joe Fox, Tiffany Belt, Screwroy Rice, and Lashelle Sanders. 


Memphis Will (Courtesy Photo)

 Advance tickets for the comedy lounge are available for purchase online with drink options and table reservations. The proceeds will go to MIA for activities that aid youth and seniors, and to the She Ready Foundation (SRF), which aid underprivileged girls and young women. 


The She Ready Foundation inspires, protects, and provides resources to youth impacted by foster care. Founded by comedian, actress, and philanthropist, Tiffany Haddish understands the intense pressure some experience coming in and transitioning out of the foster care system. The foundation is currently raising funds to assist foster youth to gain employment and guidance through their mentorship program.  

 Read more: 

Tiffany Haddish Joins 18th Annual Taste of Soul as Celebrity Chair – Los Angeles Sentinel (lasentinel.net) 


Mothers In Action 25th Annual Back to School Health Fair and Supplies Giveaway – Los Angeles Sentinel (lasentinel.net) 


Mothers In Action was founded in 1992 to improve the quality of life for South L.A. children and families.  Each year during the holiday season, the nonprofit presents their Back-to-School Health Fair to distribute school supplies to 1,500 students, collaborate with Ward Economic Development Corporation to giveaway Thanksgiving Day meals to more than 1,000 seniors, and host their Angel Tree Christmas Project, which provides toys and gift cards to more than 500 young people.   

Screwroy Rice (Courtesy Photo)


Mothers In Action President Tracy Mitchell, shared her thoughts about the group’s contributions to the festival and in their community, saying, “Mothers In Action is blessed to be a part of the entire Taste of Soul experience as a community partner and as the operator of the beer garden since its inception.  Every year, the proceeds from the beer garden help to feed and deliver Thanksgiving dinner at our annual Thanksgiving Day Senior Feed, along with our community partners at Ward Economic Development Corporation.  


“This year we’re excited to present the She Ready Comedy Lounge & Beer Garden at Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Square. A portion of this year’s proceeds will be shared with Tiffany Haddish’s She Ready Foundation.” 


Mitchell added, “To know that the legacy of my mother and the founding president of Taste of Soul, Brenda Marsh-Mitchell lives on through Taste of Soul and her legacy of giving continues to bless others and it makes my heart smile!” 


Taste of Soul attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets and come laugh, drink, and be merry.