Chances are you have witnessed his outlandish comedy routine on BET's ComicView, or maybe if you're lucky you'll catch him performing at an area comedy club as well. His perplexed laughter mesmerizes audiences everywhere. Red Grant is doing things that other comedians have not done since Robert Townsend. Red has been one of the top comedians on television over the years, gaining millions of fans of all races...
Attacking the mic with original material and quick-witted style, BT Kingsley is one of the funniest young comedians. A favorite at all the local comedy clubs, he tackles all audiences head-on with no fear on stage. Unlike anything else on the market his stage presence is unforgettable. With subject matter ranging from this to that and everything in between you can guarantee you’ll get a “BT Kingsley” like view on all subject matter. His clean cut style makes him a comedian you will take home to mom.
The unmistakable comedy stylings of stand-up Derrick Ellis are more than simply unique. His act is truly one-of-a-kind. Whether the Houston native is ripping up the stages of concert halls around the country or slaying audiences on the comedy club scene, Derrick can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel to comedy’s big time.
After making a splash on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam a decade ago, followed by nine successful appearances on BET’s Comic View, and most recently P. Diddy’s Bad Boys Of Comedy on HBO, Ellis is steadily carving out a national following of loyal fans. Touting his own point-of-view, Derrick also pays homage to many of comedy’s legends. He has the loveably irreverent attitude of Robin Harris, the precise timing of Hinny Youngman, the cool presence of Dick Gregory, and the urban sensibilities of Richard Pryor. Equally witty and clever as he is knee-jerk hilarious, Derrick’s shtick will make you crack up and picture what he just said at the same time.
Derrick is a seasoned touring comic, often opening for Don “DC” Curry in concert and headlining his own shows in clubs. He also maintains his cue in and around southern California. When not on the road he Hosts every Saturday Night at J. Anthony Brown’s Los Angeles comedy club The J Spot. Always exploring new avenues for his comedy, Derrick has recently innovated a new concept called Coffee and Comedy, where he hosts a weekly clean comedy showcase at a Crenshaw District/Liemert Park Starbucks Coffee House, helping his fellow comics work on their TV-oriented sets.
Equally enterprising off stage, Ellis has recently launched his own successful clothing line, “Funny Wear by Derrick Ellis. ” Derrick can be seen as a featured actor and comedian in writer/director Tony Spires’ ode to the Black comedian, the feature film Tears Of A Clown, starring fellow stand-up and roster mate Don D.C. Curry.
TEARS OF A CLOWN: starring Don “DC” Curry (featured actor and comedian)
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FOOT COPS (featured actor)
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HBO DEF COMEDY JAM
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If you are looking for someone who knows the meaning of the word "no" then keep looking because if you ask anyone who knows him, Maronzio Vance refuses to acknowledge the word even exists. Making people laugh for as long as he can remember, this witty, sarcastic, storytelling North Carolina-born comedian/actor (who also refuses to accept the fact that he comes from the South because his state starts with "North") once waited in a men's bathroom for two and a half hours for a chance to meet the Kings of Comedy.
If you haven't seen him in any local bathrooms, you may have seen him on The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Jamie Foxx’s Laffaplooza on Comedy Central, Wanda Sykes: Wanda Does It, Last Call with Carson Daly, writing for The Boondocks or Last Comic Standing. People can mistake his comedy and conversation as being sarcastic, but let him tell it: "When I started out I asked Steve Harvey the key to becoming a good comedian. He paused and told me how much his suit cost. I can only give what I'm given. See you in the restroom people."
I don't ask people without arms to point me in the right direction -Maronzio Vance
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