"Grace Parra was my student in 3rd grade." - Mrs. Cryar, Grace's 3rd grade teacher
"When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was Mary, Full of Grace." - Grace's mom, Mary Parra
"Yes, I know her." - Grace's ex-boyfriend, the only man she has ever loved, who dated her for a sexy and tumultuous year and a half before breaking her heart in a Pinkberry
"She's okay at me." - Grace's acoustic guitar
"I mean...she shares my love for argyle sweaters and peanut butter treats. So yeah, I'd say I'm happy." - Frodito, Grace's dog
"...that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in times of need." - The Bible
Saurin Choksi is not a confident man but after a pep talk from his father he decided to give it a go in New York City. (Click meeee!) He arrived last October with a twinkle in his eye, a few jokes in his pocket and a dream of making it in television. Looking up at the bright lights of the big city, Chox realized he had come a long way from being a lil' Hindu boy growing up in Texas. (Click me, toooo!) While he's pretty sure he'll eventually die alone in a ditch, Choksi is enjoying life very much right now hosting Fuse’s White Guy Talk Show. I'm besssssst!
Jenny Hagel is a comedy writer and performer in New York City. She's Puerto Rican. And gay. And a woman. When it comes to being a minority, Jenny is nailing it! One time, Jenny was on a flight and the woman sitting next to her gave Jenny a long speech about why gay people shouldn't be allowed to get married and Jenny didn't know what to do, so she just nodded thoughtfully. When it comes to sticking up for gay people, Jenny is NOT nailing it. Jenny lives in Manhattan with her wife, an award-winning journalist, and their son, an award-winning baby.
Eric Cunningham is a writer in New York City. At his age, Eric's engineer father had left rural Ireland and trotted all over the earth, meeting college professor Dora Trujillo in Mexico. Knowing almost no Spanish, he proposed to her by jotting down the correct words from a subtitled broadcast of The Graduate. It worked. Eric's parents have raised a family, traveled the world, and both hold masters degrees in hard sciences. Meanwhile, Eric owes his entire existence to Dustin Hoffman.
Writer and stand-up comic Phoebe Robinson is currently dating a white guy. She has also appeared on a TV show starring a white guy. It was called Late Night with Seth Meyers. One time, a white guy told her she was beautiful, but it was awkward because she was just trying to buy a magazine at Barnes & Noble and he buried the compliment between complaints about Stephen Colbert. Another white guy told her that she needed to lose weight, but then a bunch of black dudes were like, "Nah, don't listen to him." She did not lose the weight. #YesAllWomen #ScrewThatOneWhiteDude
Owen Bates is blessed. He gets to write comedy in the funniest city on Earth! But it wasn't always that way. In high school, Owen worked at a card shop in the mall. People would ask him, "Are you something?" That's how he learned he was a mulatto. Later on, in college, Owen worked hard and studied to be the best. He wrote for the Harvard Lampoon and became its first black president in 2012. After graduation Owen took a long nap and woke up at Fuse.