Kings County was created by WNYC’s Kurt Andersen ("Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen") and Steve Bodow, co-executive producer of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," with writing led by Paul Simms (The New Yorker, "Flight of the Conchords," "NewsRadio"). The shows will spotlight incisive interviews, standup comedy and music performances with folks who emanate the spirit, if not the zip code, of the taste-making, hip-shaking borough.
Kurt Andersen is a writer and the host and co-creator of Studio 360 (and of the new occasional radio variety show Kings County).
Franchesca Ramsey (co-host) is a New York-based actress, comedian and video blogger. With over 80,000 subscribers on her two YouTube channels, she and her videos have been featured on MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com and the BBC. Her recent viral hit “Sh*t White Girls Say...to Black Girls” was viewed over 5 million times in just 5 days, garnering coverage on MSNBC, ABC, Ebony Magazine, The Daily Mail and Anderson Cooper’s syndicated talk show.