Move over Coen brothers and have all the seats, Kardashian clan. There’s a new sibling team to reckon with in pop culture. Kozi Kyles and Kyra Kyles are not only sisters, but a dynamic writing/producing/directing duo headquartered in Chicago with operations in New York City and Los Angeles. Under the umbrella of Myth Lab Entertainment, the ladies are keenly focused on producing top-notch digital, TV, film and branded advertising content aimed at an increasingly multicultural consumer base.
They most recently launched “Video Vixens: Laughs Without Labels,” a sketch comedy Web series aimed at shooting down stereotypes of Black females. Tired of seeing their peers demeaned as the (big) butt of every joke, the creative pair is turning the tables-- one sketch at a time.
In addition to that ongoing effort, the Kyles sisters have captured attention and notoriety for their shorts. They went viral with a riff on Chief Keef’s “Don’t Like” and Future’s “Same Damn Time” remixed to address Facebook faux pas from poking to humble bragging. Kozi and Kyra also were featured in Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” skit remix competition after re-imagining the famous fellas’ “Soul Food” street-cred booting bit as a battle between two women trying to out-Black each other at a salon with throwback hairstyles including a Florida Evans ‘fro. (Damn, damn, damn!)
There’s a new sibling team to reckon with in pop culture.
They’ve also exhibited endurance with their most adventurous effort to date, an award-winning sci-fi comedy called “Human Resources,” which starred “Get Out,” “The Carmichael Show,” and “Friends of the People” star Lil Rel as well as an array of custom-built puppets. The project— a mash-up of “X Files” and “Office Space”— garnered acclaim as an official selection at the 2012 LAWEBFEST.
Though Kozi and Kyra are known to Voltron up to create a formidable, funny force, they’ve certainly earned their share of individual accolades.
Kozi, who has snared a coveted spot as a finalist in ABC Entertainment Television Group Associates Program, is also an alumna of Chicago’s famous iO writing program. She is the mind behind branded advertorials for top companies including P&G and Cadillac, producing both print and video pieces for verticals spanning health, beauty, the automotive sector and healthcare. She also worked with Namaste on developing television and online consumer campaigns. In addition to her corporate capabilities, this Duke University graduate also once earned the ear (and eye) of B-movie mogul Roger Corman for “Immaculate Obsession” --a schizophrenically shot piece about an OCD sufferer trapped in a filthy public bathroom.
Kyra, most recently the Editor-in-Chief of the iconic EBONY magazine and its digital platform EBONY.com, is an award-winning and nationally respected satirical columnist, author and speaker who holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in journalism from Northwestern University.
For more information on this dynamic duo, visit Myth Lab Entertainment video page and check out a sampling of the content that has attracted media coverage by industry influencers including Clutch magazine, LA Weekly, IndieWire, and tubefilter.com.