Are women allowed to be funny? Rita B. is not asking for permission. Her ideas are equally hilarious and thought-provoking. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Cherita Brent (also known as “Rita B.”) is a professional drummer, radio host and standup comedienne. She began her professional drumming career before the age of 21 and has performed with the likes of D’ Mar and the Nu Funk Society, Grady Champion, KD Brosia, and more. She has worked as a radio personality at WJSU 88.5 FM and at Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she was also a producer.