Akilah Hughes is a writer, comedian, and YouTuber residing in Brooklyn, NY. She’s been a digital correspondent for MTV, Fusion, Comedy Central, Crooked Media, and more. A Sundance Labs Fellow, Akilah most appeared on the HBO series special Pod Save America. Her comedic YouTube channel, “It’s Akilah, Obviously!” has amassed more than 150,000 subscribers.
Hughes was born in Edgewood, Kentucky and attended Boone County High School in Florence, KY. She attended Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, where she graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Broadcasting. In 2012, Hughes moved to New York City to pursue comedy. She attended the Upright Citizens Brigade.