His first television appearance was on The Gong Show in which he squeezed in sound-alikes of Benji the movie dog, Star Trek, and Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze". He is best known for his role as Sgt. Larvelle "Motor Mouth" Jones in the Police Academy series of movies and TV shows. In 1985, Island released a 12" of Michael Winslow titled "I Am My Own Walkman". He also appeared as a radar operator in the movie Spaceballs, in which he performs all the sound effects during his scene himself. Mel Brooks (who wrote, directed, produced, and co-starred in the film), stated that by doing so, Winslow saved the film money. Winslow is also a motivational speaker. Since the fall of 2008, Winslow has hosted the motion picture television series called "Way Back Wednesday with Winslow" on the cable superstationWGN America, which features movies mostly released in the 1980s. Michael continues to perform stand-up comedy around the globe.
Michael Winslow debuted his own iPhone and iPod Touch apps in 2010, bringing his sound effects and comedy to a mobile platform. ThatsKungFu generates Winslow's kung fu fighting sounds when the device is swung in a fighting motion. NoizeyMan, billed as the "World's Noiziest App", contains video, ringtones, sound effects, and mini games, all created by Michael Winslow.
In 2011 Michael worked with Orlando, Florida based game development studio Phyken Media on a mobile game for iOS and Android platforms entitled Wizard Ops Chapter 1, providing all the sound effects for the game. He also lent his voice on Wizard Ops Tactics, a turn based tactical game and spiritual successor to the previous game.
He was also featured in a commercial for Geico Insurance during their "we hired a celebrity" ad campaign.[
From the moment he touches the stage he commands your attention. Known for his classic bits such as the infamous midget strip 'Sweet & Low' or the simple phrase '$8 DOLLARS!' Rob Stapleton is sure to have you in stitches, laughing harder than you have laughed in awhile. Being born in the South Bronx, NY, has helped Rob harness a rapid in your face, energetic comedic style that he cleverly uses to capture hilarious classic moments such as the grief that inpatient, aggressive NY'ers have in waiting for a city bus to arrive during rush hour. Classic bites such as these have lead Rob to some of his biggest television appearances on shows such as ; his very own Half Hour Special on Comedy Central Presents, HBO's P Diddy Bad Boys of Comedy, Showtime's Mike Epps Live at The Nokia, BET's Comicview', Jamie Foxx's Laffapoolza. Rob is currently in pre-production for his breakout Action/Comedy feature film titled 'The Stuff'. Things are really heating up for this rising star. Be sure to catch Rob Stapleton when he hits your city, it will be an experience you won't soon forget!
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!!!!
On February 3rd, 1990, a Queen was born at the Regal Theater in Chicago.
Adele Givens has done it all! Adele was crowned winner of the Crown Royal Comedy competition in the city of Chicago on February 3rd 1990. Since that day Adele has realized that she was destined to become comedic royalty. Since then Adele has the rare ability to make you laugh, think, cry, and cringe all at the same time!! Her famous catch line “I am SUCH a #$%@#% Lady” has gone viral. Her work is popular and she can be heard on songs by Big Sean, Lil Kim, The Brat! Her bold and on point insights continue to delight and amaze her fans and peers alike. Popularity was swift with Adele winning many other competitions and securing the respect of comedy lovers everywhere. Almost immediately fans proclaimed Adele Givens the Queen of Comedy. The title is well deserved with such credits as Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, The All Stars of Def Comedy Jam. Showtime at the Apollo. The Oprah Winfrey show. HBO Comedy half-hour, Comedy Central Presents, Queen Adele has certainly reigned supreme. It wasn't long before Queen Adele made her acting debut, guest-starring in such sitcoms as Martin, Moesha, The Parkers, The Steve Harvey show, a recurring role on The Tracey Ullman show and becoming a series regular on the hit sitcom The Hughley’s to name a few. Loving her newfound tree, Queen Adele branched out to do her very own morning radio show (The Adele Givens morning show on WGCI 107.5 FM Chicago), but not before filming her first movie role as Tricks in the film, The Player’s Club. Before long, HBO recognized her majesty by offering her a chance to do her own HBO Half-hour comedy special and television pilot The Adele Givens show. Adele also served as co-host of the Source Magazine Awards pre-show. Queen Adele Givens wowed audiences everywhere on the very successful Queens of Comedy tour (13 consecutive sold out dates and the album was nominated for a Grammy Award), and made us laugh out loud as the hip hop loving, bad hair day having, DJ (I’Holla) Helen in the movie Beauty Shop.
Now the Queen of comedy, Grammy nominated artist, Soul Train Comedy Award nominee, and experienced television and film actress, had added the titles writer. Producer and Director to her resume. She is currently filming a movie she wrote and directed (The real extreme and confusing blaxploitation of ….SCANKHOSE.) All this and beautiful too! It’s safe to say that the little girl from Chicago’s west side has done the city proud!
On February 3rd 1990 Queen Adele Givens was crowned the winner of the Crown Royal comedy competition at the Regal Theatre in Chicago! ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!
Misery is Honesty: Stories of depression, panic attacks and anxiety from my life. How it's affected me, my family and other people in my life. This is not a comedy show, but you just might laugh at some the craziness! This is my story of living in a misunderstood mindset...
Native New Yorker Andrew Schulz likes laughs. Real, hard laughs. And this fall, the comedian — known for his hilariously edgy, street-smart, and unapologetic comedy — will deliver his due. Handpicked by MTV as their new tastemaker, Schulz will take over the small screen with five new shows for their network. He'll be on the road for his accompanying stand-up tour. And as "one of the top five up-and-coming artists on Twitter", there will be more than a few ways to get your fix.
The first of the five shows for MTV and MTV2 is "The Hook Up," which will premiere on October 14. An updated take on "The Dating Game," Schulz hosts the show, guiding contestants through the confusing social media landscape that is the current dating scene. Next up, later this fall the show "Guy Court" will premiere, which he and his colleagues from the hit show "Guy Code" will prosecute (or defend) a guy by the official Laws of Manhood. Schulz will continue to write and appear on the 4th season of the record-breaking MTV2 series "Guy Code" as well as the second season of "Girl Code".
"Jobs that Don't Suck" is the fifth MTV installment for Schulz. Premiering in March 2014,
The series is almost the antitheses of Mike Rowe's "Dirty Jobs". Jobs That Don't Suck focuses on people who have found their dream jobs. Schulz will interview and participate in such jobs that don't suck as the "professional pick up artist", "snake-milked', "super car test driver", "airplane re-possessor", and more.
In 2012, Schulz hosted the acclaimed European Movie Awards for MTV and has made appearances on MTV2's "Hip Hop Squares", MTV's "Epic Fail," MTV2's "Wild N' Out," and the weekly webseries "Whats Good." His credits also include: VHI's "Big Morning Buzz",
MTV2's "The Week In Jams" and "Charlamagne and Friends". As an actor, Schulz recently filmed the FX pilot, BRONX WARRANTS, and the indie film, VICTOR, opposite Jeremy Sisto and Tony Hale.
With his unique brand of humor, Schulz has established himself as a fixture in the New York comedy circuit. He regularly performs at The Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, The Comic Strip Live, Eastville Comedy Club, and Caroline's on Broadway.
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