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Originally from Chicago, Erica Watson is a stand-up comedienne and film/television director living in NYC.

Her 1 woman show “Fat Bitch!” is currently touring across the US and tackles America’s obsession with weight and stereotypes of African-American women. For more info visit http://www.fatbitchtour.com

Erica Watson appears in the Lee Daniel's/ Oprah Winfrey film "PUSH". Watson also starred in the 20th Century Fox theatrical release "Dirty Laundry" and she is currently starring in two commercials for the Oxygen Network called "Tresstify" and "Kiss &Tell".

Most recently, Watson was a featured commentator/pundit on various BET music specials. Because of her views on politics and pop culture, she is a recurring panelist on the BETJ talk show "My Two Cents."

Watson is also the DIRECTOR of the reality TV Series "My Model Looks Better Than Your Model" on the BETJ Network.

You can catch her performing comedy at clubs and colleges as well as hosting various events across the country.

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Black Female Comedian Nyima Funk Is Not Ready for SNL!

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 7:59 AM

By now I am sure you've read about the interview that Saturday Night Live cast member Keenan Thompson did with TV Guide about the lack of black female comedians being represented on the show. If not, read the full story here.

When asked about why he feels SNL...

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Chicago Bulls' Nazr Mohammed Spearheads 2nd Annual Fundraiser for Chicago Youth

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 12:57 PM

As a kid growing up on the south side of Chicago, one of my greatest memories was getting a chance to see Michael Jordan play for the Chicago Bulls.

As a little girl, I dreamed of being a Luvabull the same way most young men dream of being a...

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Hot Curves Ahead: 10 Reasons why You Must Attend Full Figured Fashion Week

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 5:03 PM

Summer is not officially here, but things are heating up as NYC begins the biggest celebration of plus size fashion the world has ever seen during Full Figured Fashion Week, June 17-22, 2013.

Celebrating its fifth year of fabulous fashion, Full Figured Fashion Week has become the gold standard for...

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Will Kardashian Kurves Give a Real Plus-Size Girl a Big Chance?

(69) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 6:31 PM

As earlier reported by HuffPost Style, the Kardashian sisters have teamed up with Celebuzz to launch a nationwide search for a plus-size model to appear in the Ad campaign for their Kardashian Kurves denim line with Sears.

I am happy about this for many reasons....

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My First Network Comedy Appearance: It's Time for Me to StandUp In Stilettos

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 3:17 PM

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The Office's Kate Flannery and Comedian Erica Watson at TV Guide taping StandUp In Stilettos


"Women aren't funny!" We have heard that sentiment time and time again. As a matter of fact, one of the things I hate most about performing stand-up...

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First Annual Females in Comedy Convention Empowers Funny Women to Stand Up!

(5) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 3:04 PM

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Throughout my life, I have heard time and time again that "women aren't funny!" When I started doing comedy, I was surprised that so many people felt this way about female comics, especially since many of the comedians that I truly admired were, and...

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Jennifer Hudson and Weight Watchers: The Real Commercial

(5) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 3:05 PM

Jennifer Hudson and I have a lot in common. We were both born and raised on the south side of Chicago, we both sing a fabulous rendition of "And I am Telling You" (Patti LaBelle shoe toss and arm flapping included) and we both love Weight Watchers.

But, the...

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Black Women Don't Need Anymore Dating Advice! Or Do They? Q&A with Demetria Lucas

(11) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 5:39 PM

I am so tired of black men writing dating advice books for black women!

I love all of the amazing men in my life, but many of them do not know how to be in a successful relationship. So, why are these self-appointed relationship gurus writing books to give women...

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Kimchi Chronicles Celebrate Seoul Food

(3) Comments | Posted July 21, 2011 | 5:45 PM

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Marja Vongerichten in kitchen at home, Photo Courtesy of PBS


Once upon a time, there was a beautiful little girl born in Korea to a Korean mother and an African-American G.I. father. Due to hostile attitudes towards children of mixed heritage, she...

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Plus-Sized Models: Move Over Gisele, Brazilian Bombshell Fluvia Lacerda Strikes a Pose for Vogue

(19) Comments | Posted July 1, 2011 | 12:12 PM

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Photo Credit: Florian Sommet for Vogue Curvy

In a fashion industry that is obsessed with size, full-figured Brazilian model Fluvia Lacerda is showing the world that not only is bigger truly better, it's also marketable.

2011 has...

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Big Girls Need Love Too: Full Figured Fashion Week Takes the Big Apple by Storm!

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2011 | 10:55 AM

Yes! Big Girls need love too. But most importantly, we need clothes!

As a plus size comedian, often times I am discouraged because it is so hard to find fashionable clothes in my size to wear on stage. Many designers think that all they have to do is cut...

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Let's Have Sex on TV!

(3) Comments | Posted August 16, 2010 | 4:02 PM

Now-a-days, EVERYBODY has a sex tape! While most of us keep it under lock and key in a old Payless "Pro-Wings" box in the back of the closet, some of us actually release it to the world and become an instant Superstar! Paris Hilton did it, Kim Kardashian and Ray...

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"Black Girls Aren't Funny!" (I'm Fat + Funny + Female, so Where's My Sitcom?)

(27) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 11:45 PM

Two very important things I learned recently are that "Black People are Afraid of Dogs" and "Black Girls Aren't Funny".

At least that's what a cute white guy told me the other night at a bar. Believe it or not, those two gems of black history were his pick up...

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25 Biggest TV Blunders: When Bad Things Happen to Good TV!

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2010 | 6:16 PM

I've been a "talking head" or "pop culture pundit" on many television shows, but I must say that the "25 Biggest TV Blunders" that will air this Sunday, February 28th at 8pm (EST) on the TV Guide Channel was by far, one of the most interesting shows I have ever...

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Twitter Fight: Star Jones Hates Me!

(8) Comments | Posted February 10, 2010 | 3:40 PM

I have always been a big fan of Star Jones. But today I found out that she hates me.

Or at the very least, she was very irritated with me. But since I am a drama queen like her, saying she hates me sounds more fun!

Over the years...

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Act Like A Pretty Girl, Think Like an Ugly One!

(6) Comments | Posted January 19, 2010 | 4:48 PM

It's official: Ugly Girls Have More Fun!

Or at the very least, they have more sex.

During a visit to my GYNY the other day I noticed that most of the women in the waiting room were not the most sterotypically beautiful...

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BCC: Bitchy Computer Complaints

(3) Comments | Posted November 10, 2009 | 12:26 AM

Just when you have nothing to BLOG about, God sends you an email message like this:

Erica,

May I offer a suggestion? If you are sending out an email to multiple people, please send it under BCC and don't leave addresses exposed to be picked up and used on other...

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Fat on Fat Crime: Hey Karl Lagerfeld! Kiss my Fat A##!

(5) Comments | Posted October 13, 2009 | 2:57 PM

Fat on Fat Crime is a new epidemic that is sweeping the nation. With all of the prejudice and discrimination that is already going on in the world, who would ever think that Fat people and FORMER Fat People like Designer Karl Lagerfeld, would start taking it upon themselves to...

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Comical View: Fat Is the New Black!

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2009 | 1:35 PM

Critics insist that Dr. Regina Benjamin, President Obama's pick for U.S. Surgeon General, is too fat for the position. I will admit she has a little meat on her bones - voluptuous, thick at most. Or as my daddy would say "she's Juicy!" But fat? Come on!

The Surgeon General...

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