Bio: Janette Barber
Janette, a standup comic, has five Emmy’s for producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show where she was head writer and supervising producer. Her sixth Emmy was for Special Class Writing as Hot Topics Writer on ABC’s The View. Janette moved from TV to radio in 2009 and created Rosie Radio on SiriusXM. Janette was Executive Producer as well as Rosie’s sidekick on-air. When Rosie left radio to return to TV, Janette stayed on at Sirius with her own show, Janette’s Show. Following the Rosie O’Donnell Show, Janette created, produced and co-hosted her own cooking show, Lighten Up, for TVFN. That show spawned several spokesperson gigs, including Molly McButter and Eye Care America, where she developed recipes and made radio and TV appearances as a celebrity chef promoting the brands. Janette is also the co-author with Laura Banks of Embracing Your Big Fat Ass. An Owner's Manual. (Atria Books)
Bio: Laura Banks Laura is a star of stage and screen and has performed comedy at the Original Improvisation (NYC) and with Whoopi Goldberg at The Comedy Store (LA). She got her first break in Star Trek II, the Wrath of Kahn which put her in Time Magazine. She was discovered by world-famous indie film producer, Roger Corman, to star in SAG features at Warner Brothers. Ms. Banks also hosted her own show entitled Inside Space on SyFy television where she interviewed Carl Sagan. Today Laura is CEO of Empowerment Media, LLC with original programming airing on one thousand radio stations nationwide. For a decade she produced and voiced comedy segments with Dick Clark’s United Stations Radio Networks and was the voice of the NBA.