The man with the smile of a thousand angels, Derek Gaines, a California born New Jersey resident, raised a new face in the wonderful art of comedy. July 29th 1984 was the day that the Lindenwold's only campaign began. Derek started in the vicious comedy clubs of Philadelphia and than began to move around the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York) working and still working on what he would like to call the "Left field crusader show", the style of comedy that speaks to all but touches the very hearts of the Black, "can't-be-a-thug suburbanite only children" of the US. Derek trusts and believes God for this gift he has been given and just wants to bring it back for the people. "Progress and not peril" is his motto and he plans to take that with him through every stage of his career.
After honing his chops at Philadelphia’s then premiere comedy club, The Laff House,
Clint Coley moved to New York to embark upon his journey of becoming a full-time comedian. Coley’s refreshing style and stage presence led to him winning Amateur Night at the world famous Apollo Theatre within months of arriving in the Big Apple. Inspired by legendary greats such as Chris Rock and George Carlin, Coley’s comedy is quick witted and honest. Compound that with Coley’s uncanny ability to tell great stories through his comedy and his undeniable charisma, it is no surprise that Coley is on the rise in the comedy world.
Over the past few years, Coley has traveled the country performing his comedy routines for diverse audiences. Since 2012, Coley has opened for seasoned comedian D.L. Hughley as he’s toured the country. Coley’s comedic gift led to Hughley crowning him “The Prince.” Coley has also opened for fellow Philadelphian and acclaimed comedian Kevin Hart.
Beyond being a gifted comedian, Coley has a knack for business, writing, producing and acting. Coley produced and headlined Babylon Cartel Presents: Clint Coley’s All Jokes Aside, performing in front of a sold out crowd at the Freedom Theater in his beloved hometown of Philadelphia. Following the success of that special, Coley launched his own comedy series, Chill, it’s Just Jokes at Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club. Coley’s growing reputation allowed him to expand the comedy series to Los Angeles’ prestigious Hollywood Improv soon thereafter. Coley has produced and starred in the short films How We Met and The World Seriesof Spades. Coley’s first comedy album, I’m An Adult, reached number 14 on the Billboard Charts.
Coley currently resides in Los Angeles and is continuing to build on his early successes.
Constantly raising the bar, Coley is not finished yet. Fans can find Coley’s comedy special, Stand and Deliver, On Demand. Coley is currently working on his next comedy album, which will be available in the near future.
If you want quick wit, charisma and funny punchlines, Clint Coley and his friends promise to come and deliver with the Chill, Its Just Jokes Comedy Series. Creativity and great humor at its finest. This show is guarantee hit and you're definitely missing out if you're not here.