DeRay, developed and honed a hip, sardonic, streetwise mentality at an early age and parlayed it smoothly and efficiently into the comedy-club circuit. Davis achieved his career breakthrough at the Laffapalooza Festival in Atlanta, GA, then scored a triple whammy by winning the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and landing covetable spots in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Cedric the Entertainer Festival. Throughout, the comic wove vulgar and droll, yet also telling and deeply personal, routines around the subjects of race, poverty, and his challenging experiences growing up in the Windy City projects with a dysfunctional African-American family.
The transition from behind-the-mike spots to movie roles represented a relatively short jump, for most of Davis' early film assignments emphasized the same subject matter as his routines; for example, he played the "Hustle Guy" in Barbershop (2002) and its sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004), rapper Mario "Fa Real" Greene in the Martin Short comedy Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (2004), and a Jamaican stoner in Johnson Family Vacation (2004). Davis expanded his genre focus with roles in Rupert Wainwright's supernatural horror outing The Fog (2005), and Todd Phillips' comedy remake School for Scoundrels (2006). Subsequent feature assignments include License to Wed (2007), Semi-Pro (2008, as basketball player Bee Bee Ellis), and Imagine That (2009). Life As We Know it and Old Dogs. Davis also appeared on television series including Entourage and Reno 911!, and televised comedy revues such as Comedy Central's Premium Blend and was a Stand out MVP on Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam Tour and is now making the rounds on the tour circuit preparing for his next 1 hour comedy special, Home, Street Home: The Hood Hero Returns.
Coupled with a perfect sense of timing and delivery, Eddie can take the most mundane particle of life and flip it into a side-splitting, where'd that come from, work of art that gives audiences cause to pause and take notice of this on-the-rise comedic talent. His comedic brilliance captures and retains the attention of audiences and takes them on a smooth ride to the other side of hilarity. His talent takes him from writing impeccable stand-up material to the world of Acting, Event Hosting, while featuring in Comedy Clubs all across America. Eddie has blessed stages from New York, Philadelphia, L.A., Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, and of course Washington, D.C. Winning a supportive fan base wherever he goes fans show him nothing but love because they recognize his unmistakable talent.
Eddie Bryant was the driving force behind establishing Laugh Out Loud@ Club Elite, located in the Washington DC area. Not only is he a touring comedian, he served as operations manager, booker, & resident host. He tours regularly throughout the US, playing venues such as The Riot Act Comedy Theater, Washington, D.C.; Punchline Comedy Club, Atlanta, GA; Caroline's Comedy Club, New York, NY; The Funnybone, Virginia Beach, Va., Richmond Va., & Columbus, OH; The Comedy Zone, Alexandria, VA.; D.C. Improv, Washington, D.C.; NY Improv, New York, NY; Jokes & Notes Comedy Club, Chicago Il; Laff House, Philadelphia, PA. , Oakland Paramount Theater & more.
Festivals, Competitions and TV include: 2009 Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival- Washington D.C., 2008 season of Martin Lawrence presents The 1st Amendment Stand Up on Starz Network- Episode 312; 2008 season of B.E.T.'s One Mic Stand; Finalist, Bay Area Black Comedy Competition 2008, Oakland, CA; H.B.O. Mobile, (TV) Washington, DC 2007; Laffapalooza! 2005, "New Faces" Showcase, Atlanta, GA; Sierra Mist 2005 "Next Great Comic" Semi-Finalist, National Competition; B.E.T.'s "Coming to the Stage" 2004.
Hailing from the windy city of Chicago, IL. he will have you rolling out of your seats from the time he hits the stage until he says goodnight. You can catch Marcus on the DVD Series P.Diddy presents "The Bad Boys of Comedy", Russell Simmons "Def Comedy Jam", and "Cut'n it up: Chicago". Through the years Marcus has continued the tradition of other great comedians that hail from Chicago as well as appearing on stage with some of the best such as Bernie Mac, Tony Roberts, and Earthquake. From the start of his career Marcus was destined to be one of the best comedians that has ever dawned a stage. His comedic style can only be surpassed by his undaunting charisma that he is known for while on stage. Early in life, faced with personal tragedy Marcus has responded with unparalleled character and motivation. He is now revered by his successors for many reasons, and he continues to pave the way for new comedic talent. For the past 15 years Marcus has performed across the country in comedy clubs, colleges, and concerts making him a household name. The one, the only, Mr. Marcus Combs.
Brandon “Hot Sauce” Glover
Unadulterated talent! That’s the best way to describe one of the funniest individuals in comedy – Brandon Glover aka Hot Sauce the Comedian. A natural character, Hot Sauce (born Brandon Glover) has been entertaining family, friends, classmates and teachers (who wanted to punish, but were forced to laugh) for almost as long as he’s been able to talk. While in high school, Hot Sauce – who got his moniker for the bright red color his face turns when he’s “on fire” – debuted his raucous act on stage at the St. Louis Funny Bone. Since then, there’s been no turning back for this up and coming superstar. Hot Sauce has recently been headlining in Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Little Rock, Minneapolis, New York, New Jersey and Kansas City. He Co-Hosted Kijuan’s Comedy Brunch 2008 with Darius Bradford and presented to the well-heeled audience at the 2008/2009 Traffic Awards in St. Louis! Brandon's latest performances include LAX hottest comedy clubs and a taping for BET’s Comic View to be aired this spring. Pouring Hot Sauce on it! Don’t miss out. Hot Sauce continues to wow audiences by the hundreds with his unique, sophisticated storytelling style of humor.
Hadiyah Robinson hits the comedy stage like a bolt of lightning striking audiences down with high energy and powerful punchlines. Her ever expanding routine and improv skills give her performance an air of spontaneity. Her television appearances include AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, The Mo’Nique Show and the upcoming season of BET’s Comic View. She’s been featured in O Magazine & Time Out NY also mentioned in Stagetime Magazine & The Huffington Post. Hadiyah can be seen every Friday as one of the stars of Centric’s hit relationship series “According to Him or Her.”
The Hartford, Connecticut native Marshall Brandon has been making people laugh since he uttered his first words. In 2000, through hard work and dedication, he won first place in CPTV’s annual Connecticut Comedy Festival which features the best new comics from New England, earning the illustrious title of "Funniest Person in Connecticut.", and an Emmy nomination from the Boston / New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In the years since, Marshall continues to write and present new material and has established himself as one of the hardest-hitting comedians in the country and has worked with many of today’s most well known comedians. Some of the head liners that he has opened for include: Katt Williams, Earthquake, Sean Wayans, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon and D.L Hughley. He has also featured on cards for numerous R&B and Hip-Hop acts such as, LL Cool J, Jodeci and Aretha Franklin. Marshall has appeared on BET’s Comic View and portions of his routine are shown frequently during the off-season on Classic Comic View.
A nationally performing comic who lives in Washington DC, Justin has a high energy, improvisational style that can mold to fit any crowd. He's worked with such national acts as Brian Regan, Lisa Lampanelli, Kathleen Madigan and Dave Attell. Come see one of the best young comics that the DC/Maryland area has ever put out! You can also hear him every single morning on 98 ROCK's Morning Show with Justin, Scott and Speigel.
Many people have stated that Oakland native Mark Curry is possibly comedy's best kept secret and undoubtedly one of the funniest comedians in the world. Mark Curry's first role was in the film Talkin' Dirty After Dark, alongside Martin Lawrence in 1991. In 1992, Curry got his big break as the star of hit television series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, where he played the lead role of Mark Cooper, an NBA player-turned-substitute teacher/gym coach. The show spanned five seasons on ABC.
Curry guest starred in two episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show as an eccentric driving instructor. In addition, he also had guest starring roles on television series Living Single in 1994 and Martin in 1997, and minor roles in the films Switchback and Armageddon in 1998.
In 2000, Curry also had a recurring role on The Drew Carey Show as Drew's boss at Winfred-Louder. He appeared in six episodes. In an April Fools' episode of The Drew Carey Show, Drew refers to Mr. Soulard as Mr. Cooper, the joke being that Curry played both roles.
Curry was the host of Comedy Central's Don't Forget Your Toothbrush in 2000 and had minor roles in For Your Love, which starred Hangin' with Mr. Cooper co-star, Holly Robinson Peete. In 2001, Mark had a minor role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Motocrossed. Later in the year, Curry played one of the leads in another Disney Channel Original Movie, The Poof Point.
In 2012, Curry joined Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Tony Rock on the "Royal Comedy Tour." Many spectators have viewed Curry's stand-up comedy performance as the highlight of the show leaving the audience in hysterical laughter.
Later in 2012, Curry joined Nick At Nite's first-ever original live-action family comedy series, See Dad Run as Scott Baio's friend Marcus. The series is currently in production on the former Happy Days stage in Los Angeles. On December 19, 2012, Nick at Nite renewed the series for a second season of 20 episodes.
It's hard to keep a straight face when talking to Chris Spencer. Extremely talented and hilarious, this quick-witted funnyman began his stint in the entertainment industry at the age of six as a star in a national television commercial for Mattel's Tuff Stuff Toys. Today, his resume ranges across several sectors of the industry, with more than thirty television commercials; nine feature films, numerous television show appearances, a published book and nationwide comedy tours. Chris is the creator and executive producer on the hit fake reality series for BET “Real Husbands of Hollywood” which premiered to rave reviews and huge numbers in January 2013. The series, which is in its third year, is a hilarious twist on the Real Housewives series, stars Kevin Hart, JB Smoove, Nelly, Nick Cannon, Duane Martin and Boris Kodjoe. What makes it more than great is that every episode is always peppered with numerous heavy hitting guest stars such as Chris Rock, Katie Couric, Conan O’Brien and Wanda Sykes to name a few. The show is entirely based on a sketch Spencer created for the BET Awards in 2011 that immediately went viral.
If Chris Spencer looks familiar it’s probably because you may have seen his work, both on screen on off. His TV credits include ER, Being Mary Jane, Soul Food, Charmed and The Jamie Foxx Show. His film credits include Bad Ass, Ball Don’t Lie, Black Dynamite, Sin, Sixth Man and Don’t Be A Menace. Chris has 18 years of experience as a stand-up comic. He has two comedy specials on the Showtime network. One he executive produced and hosted entitled "The Minority Report" that aired in August, and the other is his one man show entitled "Chris Spencer...the Other Chris" that will premiere early 2011. He has also performed on Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Def Comedy Jam, to name a few.
Chris is currently one of the most prolific comedic writers/producers in Hollywood. In addition to “Real Husbands of Hollywood”, Chris has written for countless award shows and for hosts including Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and DL Hughley. Most recently, he worked with Jamie Foxx for his hosting duties on “SNL” in December 2012.
VH1, Comedy Central and HBO have all used his talents to springboard many of their latest projects. Comedic talents such as Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, P Diddy and Cedric the Entertainer all call on his comedic talents when it’s time to rewrite their act, special or television/film script. Chris was also the head writer of MTV’s “Wild n’ Out with Nick Cannon.” He has published the best selling book, 150 Ways To Tell If
You’re Ghetto. Notable writer/producer projects also include The ESPY Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards and all comedy specials for Jamie Foxx.
A real husband of Hollywood, Spencer resides in Los Angeles with his family.
To anyone who’s seen his comedy routine on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime or BET, Tony Woods is funny. Some people would venture to say he’s one of the funniest in DC. A few would say he is funnier than any other comic to come from DC.
Originally from Detroit, comedian, actor, writer and (sometimes) director Tony T. Roberts has been blessed with the coveted honor of being the, "Comedians-comedian." The guy other performers love to watch work. His hilarious and refreshing energetic comedy style has granted him respect and created a huge demand for him on the comedy circuit, here in the states and abroad. Legendary comedian and sitcom director, David Steinberg, acclaimed Tony as, "A breakout talent" after witnessing Tony's stand-up act and casting him as the lead in a series of funny burger king commercials he directed. Tony has entertained audiences in some of the nation’s hottest comedy arenas including: Caroline's, The Boston Comedy Club in New York City; The Peppermint Lounge in New Jersey; All Jokes Aside in both Chicago and Detroit; and The Comedy Act Theater in Los Angeles, just to name a few. But Tony's television debut was on HBO's "DEF COMEDY JAM", followed by, "IT'S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO" and "BET'S COMICVIEW." Early on, Tony received BET's, ROBIN HARRIS AWARD, for Most Original Comic. Soon after, HBO noticed Tony's rising star and sent him to be featured at the 11th Annual U.S. Comedy Festival in Aspen Colorado. Upon returning, Tony was asked to return to the stage again for HBO, this time due to popular demand from his initial performance on HBO's "DEF COMEDY JAM." He would later appear in the Season premiere of Russell Simmons presents, Comedy at the El Rey for Comedy Central. Shortly After, Showtime Network and Salient Media placed there stamp of approval on Tony, and agreed to tape and air his one hour comedy special, WIRED! Which aired in January 2010 and was the most sold comedy special of the year for Salient Media. The DVD is nationally featured in Walmart's across the nation. No Stranger to TV and Film, as an actor Tony has toured with a major theatre play, has been cast in a sketch comedy pilot for CBS entitled, JUST ADD WATER and has appeared in half a dozen movies. As a host, Tony recently hosted the vh1 pilot "Dance Slam Cam, " and a Guest Lead in "Nite Tales" for BET and recently sat on the couch as guest on The Monique Show. Keep an eye on Tony Roberts, America's next great talent!!!!
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