Erica Switzer is a Chicago-born, Shanghai-based educator, comedian and public speaker. She is a showcase comedian at Shanghai’s top clubs known for her unique energy and raw, biting wit. In addition to heading up the For The Culture award-winning Hei Now Comedy, Shanghai’s premier Black comedy crew, she recently became the first Black comedian to perform in Mongolia at the inaugural Silk Road Comedy Festival. She has been MC of Shanghai Black Expo and the inaugural For The Culture Awards Gala. She is also a former president and vice president of education at Shanghai Imagine Toastmasters Club and an area and division award winning public speaker. She has spoken twice at Unravel Storytelling and appeared on various Chicago and Shanghai-based podcasts.