Calise Hawkins is a comedian and writer who hails from Springfield, Illinois and currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey.Mother to her 8-year-old daughter, Asha, Calise has appeared on numerous television shows including "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," "Shortcoms," "Stand Up in Stilettos" and "Parental Discretion." As a writer, Calise's work has appeared on several major television networks as well as the Whoopi Goldberg pilot, "Spoil Me Mad." In 2012, Calise was part of the prestigious "Just For Laughs Montreal New Faces Showcase." Calise has opened for such notable comedians as Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Finesse Mitchell, J.B. Smoove, Jay Pharoah, Anthony Anderson and Damon Wayans. She can often be seen at Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and Stand Up New York. Calise's style of comedy is painfully revealing and has been called "refreshingly honest."