Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney is the second child born to Felix and Belle. Phyllis Yvonne Stickney was one of the first comedians of color to perform at the Juste Pour Rire Comedy Festival in Montreal. Canada. She performed with the late John Candy as well as being introduced at the festival by Ed Begley Jr. to perform her stand-up comedy. Her stand-up performance at the world-famous Apollo Theater was one of the selling points to selling the now-popular Showtime at the Apollo to the network.
Ms. Stickney is also a motivational speaker and published author and poet. She was the first female to ever perform with The Last Poets on the soundtrack of Panther (1995). Essence Magazine’s 25th Anniversary Issue named her as one of the 200 African American women who has changed the world. Ms. Stickney is the Founder/Executive Director of a non-profit community-based organization called Alternative Careers in the Arts.
She is also an accomplished stage performer and has received two AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theater. She was also the writer/Creative Consultant on the ABC short-lived series New Attitude a Castle Rock production.