Associated Press
In this June 8, 2012 photo, Mary Lindsey, owner if the Jokes and Notes comedy club is silhouetted as she seats guest for the first of two shows in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. African-American female club owners are a rarity in the industry of comedy, but Lindsey is breaking barriers and uplifting a community by providing a place where raw comedic talent can hone their skills. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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