Thai Randolph

President & COO
Laugh Out Loud

Picture of Thai Randolph"Thai is an award-winning marketer, business leader, storyteller and intra/entrepreneur who has built her career at the intersection of consumers, content and commerce. With Randolph at the helm, LOL had a breakthrough year by diversifying its programming, distribution, and partnerships and has found unique ways to deliver comedy during the pandemic. She co-led the capital raise and partnership deal with NBCUniversal’s Peacock, structured the deal that brought LOL’s Comedy in Color franchise (featuring 300 diverse comedians from 30 different countries) to the Just for Laughs Festival, expanded LOL Audio’s offerings by partnering with Simon & Schuster to bring the franchise to audiobook format, and expanded LOL’s programming on SiriusXM/Pandora - delivering on the company’s promise to provide LOL’s audience with a platform to laugh whenever and wherever they want to.

Laugh Out Loud now reaches 100 million consumers through LOL Network, with a streaming ecosystem that includes PlutoTV, Roku Channel, Bell Media, Snap, YouTube, Facebook, and more - creating an opportunity for diverse, emerging comedians to bring their comedy to a massive, global audience. The company also hit a major milestone of 2.2 billion content views across its portfolio from 81 countries, which includes 22 original series, over 300 original stand-up specials and more.

Continuing her mission to carve out spaces for overlooked - yet influential - voices in the industry, Randolph and co-founder/actress Tika Sumpter launched Sugaberry last March - as the pandemic caused the world to shut down. The company gives spotlights to Black Moms and Women across the industry – entertainment figures like Kelly Roland, Dr. Jackie Walters, Kandi Burrus have all joined in on the conversation. Pre-launch, Randolph also secured a podcast deal with Stitcher for The Suga, which she co-hosts with Sumpter.

In addition to her roles with Laugh Out Loud and Sugaberry, Thai serves as COO for Hartbeat Productions, where she leads strategy, operations, and corporate development for the company."

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