It’s a Laughing Matter

By Amy Spooner

A lawyer walks into a bar and tells the bartender, “I’m moving to L.A. to be a comedy writer…”.

It’s not the setup for yet another lawyer joke. It’s Akilah Green’s career path, which has pointed toward Hollywood for decades.

Green, ’06, is a writer on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show, Chelsea. Before landing this job in August, she was a researcher for Chelsea, a sketch writer for Kevin Hart’s production company, and a consultant for Real Time with Bill Maher. Before that, she practiced law as a lobbyist at a firm in Washington, D.C., for seven years.