Platinum The Christian Comedian
Since 1998, Platinum has professionally entertained audience with her gifts/talents on the east and west coasts, and Puerto Rico. She has shared the platform with a few of the Gospel finest talents such as: Maurette Brown Clark, Willie Jolley, Vickie Yohe’, Stephen Hurd, Lisa McClendon, Andrae’ Crouch, Sean Sarvis, Chinnitta “Chocolate” Morris, Laughing Lenny, and many more. She has been interviewed by radio-personalities on WHUR A and Heaven 1580 and featured in The Washington Post, Prince George’s Gazette, as well as other periodicals. Platinum is the only female mentor with The Christian Comedy Association, TN, and a contributor and sponsor for the Livin’ on Laughter Gospel Comedy Association.
In 2004, Platinum self-published two books and wrote, produced, directed, and acted in her first DVD Triple Platinum Live A One Women Stand-Up Comedy Show. In 2007, she entered the Funniest Fed Competition, and was nominated not first or second, but “Other,” that’s favor. In October 2011, Platinum was blessed to audition for America’s Got Talent, which she is patiently awaiting a callback, as well as a godly husband. Lastly, Platinum has been writing a bi-weekly e-Newsletter, titled Word Up since 2009, and her favor Scripture is Matthew 6:33, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you."
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Marilyn Franklin aka Platinum is a native Washingtonian and the youngest of five siblings. She is an actress, writer, life coach, mentor and entrepreneur.
Since 2001, Platinum has hosted an Annual Mother’s Day Eve Dinner and Comedy Show, and in April 2013, she launched an Open Mic Variety Show slated for every first and third Monday night of the month.
Also, keep on the lookout for Platinum’s company, “Good News Productions Enterprises,” which provides and produces wholesome and educational entertainment in the DMV area.