DeRay Davis is quickly killing Hollywood with his hilarious humor and persona. His film credits include Jumping the Broom, Semi-Pro, Old Dogs, Life as We Know It, Imagine That, License to Wed, School for Scoundrels, Scary Movie 4, Barbershop 1&2 and Johnson Family Vacation.
On the small screen, DeRay has appeared in HBO's "Entourage", Comedy Central's "Reno 911", Comedy Central Presents DeRay Davis, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and BET's "ComicView" along with numerous voices on The Boondocks.
DeRay can next be seen in the Sony feature 21 Jump Street in 2012. And his 1 hour Comedy Special POWER PLAY debuts on Showtime Friday July 1, 2011 and is available OnDemand July 2nd thru July 29th.
On the recording side, DeRay wrote and performed the comedy skits on Kanye West’s LPs “Late Registration” and “The College Dropout”, and he performed at the 2006 Grammy Awards with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx.
A born hustler from Chicago’s South Side, DeRay began his career in the comedy clubs and was first noticed by Hollywood at Atlanta’s Laffapalooza Festival. Shortly after moving to LA, DeRay won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and was a standout on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
Bronx native Mark Viera became fascinated with comedy very early on. While his mom spent countless hours as a social worker to provide for her family, Mark and his older brother would pass the time watching the popular TV shows of the 70's and 80's. He became so engaged in the performances of his favorite comic personalities, it didn't take long before he began to emulate the characters he came to love. On any given night, he would entertain his family with remarkably accurate portrayals from shows like Carol Burnett, "Sanford and Son" and "Three's Company.”
As his career flourished, Mark personalized his artistic passion and parlayed it into one of his greatest labors of love: A one-hour Showtime special aptly entitled “Tales of Nuyorican”. The show, an homage to his upbringing and hilarious life experiences, became an instant classic. With the success of Nuyorican and a sold-out tour with singer Marc Anthony firmly establishing him as a force to be reckoned with, Mark, a devoted family man with an altruistic nature seized the opportunity to give back, first by performing on a comedy special for American Family Insurance. “Stand Up For Family”,
which was hosted by good friend and fellow comic Bill Bellamy, became a benchmark for family friendly entertainment. Shows for the “Make a Wish Foundation” and the “VIP Drug Rehabilitation Centers” in his native Bronx, as well as several command performances for our U.S military overseas accent his philanthropic efforts. Mark made his network television debut on NBC's Emmy award winning show, "30 Rock", an opportunity that piqued the interest of the industry’s most prominent executives. The comic and businessman recently sold a sitcom based on his compelling life to Warner Bros. and FOX. The much-anticipated project, which is produced by comedy legend George Lopez, is currently in development.
Mark is unfazed by his growing popularity and remains loyal to his New York roots. Known to his fans as the Latin Prince, he performs regularly at top comedy clubs including Caroline’s on Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club. He is also a regular at Improv’s and FunnyBone Comedy Clubs nationwide. Mark was hand picked to perform on the “Leatherneck” tour for the U.S. Marine Corps which is now in its second year. His numerous television credits include performances on the critically acclaimed "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" and Comedy Central’s "Russell Simmons
Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey.”
Mark’s most recent television appearance was on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”. A completely live stand up performance. Whether he's talking about crazy marriage, his growing kids, his beloved grandparents, doing one of his dead-on impressions or joking about his life growing up in the Bronx, Mark Viera takes his audience on a hilarious, heartfelt journey, finding enjoyment in the absurdities of life.
Born in New Orleans, Ocean moved to Los Angeles at any early age. Growing up in L.A. he was influenced by the raw talent of such comics as Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. Ocean went back to Louisiana to study theatre at Xavier University. He later returned to L.A., where he currently resides, to pursue a career in comedy and acting. Ocean is currently working nightly in the stand-up circuit, in addition to working on an untitled independent film, the Comedy Playground pilot, and a series of commercials for Match.com.
Hard work and enthusiasm has promoted Jeremiah (J.J.) Williamson into a very successful start in the entertainment industry. J.J. has proven that he is one of the most sought after rising stars in the industry today through his tenacity and willingness to perpetuate his talent to its highest level of excellence. J.J. is rapidly becoming nationally known and requested for both his comedy and acting abilities.
J.J. has accomplished his achievements in a very short period of time. He has worked with comedy giants such as Chris Tucker, D.L. Hughley, Rickey Smiley and Bruce Bruce. He is currently electrifying the stages across the country as the opening act of Cedric "The Entertainer". Jeremiah's devotion to his art has indeed been rewarding. J.J. has graced the stages and entertained thousands at numerous popular venues such as the Los Angeles and Miami Improv, the Chicago House of Blues, Caroline's of New York, the Comedy Store of Los Angeles and the Universal Amphitheater of Los Angeles.
J.J. has performed via the television circuit on "The Monique Show", "Russell Simmons HBO Def Comedy Jam", "Comedy Central", "Showtime at the Apollo" and "BET Comicview". In 2000, J.J. earned his status among the comedy elite by winning the Bay Area Comedy Competition in Oakland, California.
J.J. has proven to show his versatility and stage presence which enabled him the opportunity to debut on the "Big Screen" as Cousin Bowdie in the 2004 Blockbuster Film "Johnson Family Vacation". Jeremiah co-starred in the film with such actors as Cedric "The Entertainer", Vanessa Williams, Steve Harvey, Bow-Wow and the list goes on. He also starred in the comedy series "Cedric The Entertainer Presents: The Platinum Comedy Series - Starting Line-Up, produced by Urban Works Entertainment. His ability to move the crowd with consistent delivery has given him an abundance of positive exposure and support in the field of entertainment.
Jeremiah launched his career in a spectacular manner and continues to escalate to the next level. J.J. and his sayings "Az-U-Should" and "I Pre-C-8 Dees Few Giggles Ya'll Givin A Brotha" have become well known and well received by audiences both young and old! There is always at least one person in the audience that walks away mimicking his frequently gratuitous statement "I Pre-C-8 Dees Few Giggles Ya'll Givin A Brotha". That statement alone, along with his ability to keep it real, has his audiences always wanting to come back for more laughs. There is no limit to the talent that J.J. displays. Once J.J.'s realism gets you laughing…all you want is more…"Az-U-Should".
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