Occupation: Comedian

Instagram: @faith_alpher

Where were you born? I was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey.

In one sentence what is unique about your work? My comedy shows are always unique because every show has a special element or surprise feature!

Why do you do what you do? I do what I do because that's just how I was raised.  My mom worked in New York for 33 years and constantly gave back.  She volunteered.  She loved her family and did the best she could as a single mom.  As I got older I saw that I LOVED giving back too.  But my talents were making people laugh.  I did it without any effort.  It can natural.  I loved Carol Burnett and Whoopi Goldberg. I had their comedy of storytelling weaved into humor and love.  I worked on my craft, took pride in my product and ran with it.  Plus, laughter is healing and I guess I needed IT more than it needed me.

What inspires you? I'm inspired by the stories of audience goers.  I'm truly touched when I receive a message about someone finally feeling free to share their story.  We all have a story.

Describe your personal style. My personal style of DRESSING?  Ummm, ok let's just say I could use a personal dresser.  I clean up well, but my sisters were more of the fashion divas living in NY.  Me?  Well, I tried.  Lol. Still trying! I've been told that my style resembles Lucille Ball, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah!  I know, right.  I LOVE comedy but it must accompany a message of positivity, growth  AND fun.  Otherwise, it's a waste of your time.....did you mean this OR the other?

Your ultimate must-have. My ultimate must haves would have to be my Arbonne Protein Shake w almond butter and blackberries!  I need clean products to fuel my body.  No gluten please....

What superpower would you have and why? I would definitely have the superpowers of transporting myself back to hang out with my mom and dad whenever I felt like it.  They're in the east.  I'm in the west.

What is next for you? I so excited because what comes next for me is Broadway!!  Off Broadway is equally awesome too.  Hopefully a 6-12 month commitment?  After that touring and speaking my show: Black Girl.  Funny World.  I definitely know TV is waiting for me!!  My mom would be glad that I finally get to use my SAG card again!  (she always told me to pay my dues :-).