Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley at the Comedy HouseKym Whitley is a comedian and actress. She is best known for her roles on television sitcoms, such as Animal PracticeThe BoondocksYoung & Hungry and The Parkers. Whitley was nominated for a 2004 BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Box Office Movie for her role as Ormandy in the 2003 comedy film Deliver Us From Eva.

In 1989, Whitley got her big break starring in Shelly Garrett’s popular play Beauty Shop, which started in Los Angeles then later traveled across the U.S. Whitley’s major acting roles include the short-lived sitcoms My Brother and Me and Sparks. She made guest appearances on several television sitcoms, including The Parent ‘HoodMarried… with ChildrenMoeshaThat’s So RavenThe Parkers and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also hosted the short-lived BET show Oh Drama (2000). Whitley also had a small role in Next Friday as Craig’s aunt Suga. She was one of the group called “The Adults”, who were adult cast members in the earlier seasons of All That. In the early spring of 2010, Whitley was a co-host with R&B musician Brian McKnight on the short-lived talk show The Brian McKnight Show. From 2012 to 2013, Whitley had a recurring role on the BET comedy Let’s Stay Togetheras Charmaine Wax.

Kym’s docu-series entitled Raising Whitley on the Oprah Winfrey Network premiered on April 20, 2013 with a total of 1.2 million viewers, making it the fifth most-widely viewed premiere in the history of the network. OWN ordered a second season, which premiered on January 4, 2014.

Whitley joined the cast of the television sitcom Young & Hungry which premiered on ABC Family (now Freeform) in 2014, where she plays Josh’s housekeeper Yolanda. The show ran for five seasons, ending in 2018.

In 2017, she guest starred in the web series The Bay where she played Big Candi. She received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series.

In 2018, she guest starred in the “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None as Denise’s aunt Joyce, and sister to Angela Bassett’s character. The episode won an Emmy for Best Writing for Master of None’s actors Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe.

Earthquake

Kareem GrimesWashington D.C.’s own comedian Earthquake born Nathaniel Stroman has carved quite a unique audience for himself. He’s captured the attention of popular media icons Howard Stern and Bill Maher, he’s maintained his moniker as the ‘comedian’s favorite comedian,’ and he’s reigned an all time comic favorite shaking up audiences with his high brow-common sense rhetoric as one of the most sought after comedians on the national entertainment circuit…hence appropriately named, Earthquake.

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‘This has to work, ain’t no plan B,’ bellows ‘Quake’ in his branded language. The former enlisted sergeant for the U.S. Air Force and father of three, never had a plan prior to this. In fact, this may not have even been a plan in the first place. ‘I had no epiphany of one day following in Pryor’s or any one else’s footsteps. I just found my comfort zone at being me, and this is the result,’ explained Earthquake. And what a result it has been. After becoming a formidable talent of the mid-90’s explosion of televised urban comedy in the form of BET’s ComicView and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Quake set up shop in New Aged Black Hollywood known as Atlanta and held down the host spot as proprietor of Uptown Comedy Corner. This infamous stage propelled him to national star status playing sold out rooms making the most of the would-be historical moment of urban comedy’s peak in mainstream media.

Soon the doors of urban comedy would open for television audiences to catch glimpses of the best within this genre. With this, Quake would secure a spot in 2002 on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend as well as a guest appearance on Mad TV. In 2003 his audience would see him set precedence as the first comic to command a standing ovation on the critically acclaimed, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. He also shot Comedy Central Presents: EARTHQUAKE! in this same year and in February 2005 he starred in Jamie Foxx’s Comedy Central special Laffapalooza! hailing Earthquake as an all-time favorite. Earthquake would join HBO and sign on to develop and shoot the coveted half hour comedy series special One Night Stand in August 2005 for which he would receive rave reviews. He’d seemingly be in a love affair with Comedy Central as he would make two memorable appearances on Comedy Central’s Weekend at D.L.’s adding to a string of indelible appearances on the Viacom network.

Audience’s finally got their comic thirsts quenched with Quake’s 2005 DVD release, About Got Damm Time an aptly titled performance film marking the crowning moment in which Earthquake would solely take the stage as an ode to his loyal fans.

Kareem GrimesFrom 2006 to present, Earthquake’s television presence would grow more significant and spill onto the big screen. He would set a-blaze in 2006 with the first of two unforgettable visits with Howard Stern on Howard TV all while preparing for his major motion picture appearance in Kevin Smith’s cult classic sequel Clerk’s II in which he would star opposite Wanda Sykes. He would continue on the big screen lending his voice to the much beloved animated film, Barnyard as Root the Rooster. During this same year, he would seize the recurring role of Uncle Mike on the CW network’s Everybody Hates Chris. He would go forth blazing the television talk show craze with appearances on Michael Baisden After Dark, Comics Unleashed an additional Howard Stern appearance and in 2008, an appearance on Comedy Central’s uber popular nighttime talk show, Chelsea Lately. 2008 also saw Earthquake as supporting cast in Ice Cube’s The Longshots, a based-on-a-true story, triumphant tale of an eleven-year old girl from Illinois who would become the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Earthquake’s mounting credits include an unforgettable appearance on 2003’s Walter Latham Presents and a 2007 all-star appearance on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. In 2005 he surprised audiences in the film, Getting Played with Vivica Fox, and he will also appear in the forthcoming film Something Like a Business, directed by Russ Parr soon to be released.

2008 brought Quake additional fanfare with his performance on the inaugural installment of the TBS Comedy Festival’s Laffapalooza and in 2009 he would receive critical acclaim for his Just for Laughs stand-up performance and his appearances on TV One’s Roast and Toast: John Witherspoon and the 17th Annual Trumpet Awards. And recently on Shaquille O’Neal’s Comedy All-Star Comedy Jam.

DC Young Fly

DCYoungFlyMost recently named one of Variety’s 2019 10 Comics to Watch, D.C. Young Fly’s expansive work in the comedy, acting, and digital spheres have made him a standout as an entertainment multi-hyphenate. A comedian, actor, social media influencer, musician, and podcast host, D.C. has proven that innate comedic ability, abundant creativity, and a passion for generating laughter in others can be translated across multiple mediums.

Originally having picked up traction for his hilarious videos & roasts on Vine, D.C. is a fan-favorite amongst today’s generation. Recently concluding an overall holding deal with MTV/VH1, D.C. is the most sought out veteran cast member of Nick Cannon’s WILD’N OUT, which wrapped its 14th season this year, and was also seen bringing the humor to the reboot of MTV’s TOTAL REQUEST LIVE as their main host.

On the acting front, his credits include BET’s THE NEW EDITION STORY, Will Packer’s ALMOST CHRISTMAS, in which he plays ‘Eric’ alongside Mo’Nique, J.B. Smoove, and Gabrielle Union, and can most recently be seen as the lead in the Universal Comedy Feature for MTV, HOW HIGH 2, which has received notable acclaim for being the highest rated Saturday program on the network in six years.

D.C. also played ‘Jaymo’ in Jerrod Carmichael’s multicam comedy series for FOX (REL) and can next be seen in Master P’s upcoming Independent Feature, I GOT THE HOOK UP 2, Nick Cannon’s SHE BALL, Lionsgate’s Feature Film #TWOMINUTESOFFAME, and recurring in Kenya Barris’ GROWNISH for Freeform.

DC-Young-Fly-on-his-car-4-wheel-SUV.D.C. has also made several unscripted guest appearances on projects including BET’s gameshow, BLACK CARD REVOKED, and continues on his 3rd season of VH1’s HIP HOP SQUARES, where his natural comedic timing plays well with the energy of live audiences.

As a creator, D.C.’s original online comedy videos have garnered him a huge following including over 8 million Instagram followers, 1.4 million Facebook fans and 23 million views on YouTube. Always a fan of live performances, he tours the country both as a headliner for sold out shows in the stand-up comedy space and also as a co-host of the hilarious 85 SOUTH SHOW live podcast alongside Chico Bean and Karlous Miller.

Nephew Tommy

Nephew Tommyand Steve HarveyNephew Tommy is a versatile comedian, actor, producer, and host with original work that has encompassed the radio, television, and film worlds. His role as a co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of over 8 million daily listeners.

Thomas also has a loyal following as a stand-up comedian and has earned a reputation for wowing crowds. For three years, he served as the exclusive opening act on the Luther Vandross tour. July 2016 will be Thomas’ 7th year as the exclusive Mainstage host for the Essence Festival in New Orleans, which draws over 250,000 fans and features acts such as Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Usher, and Kanye West.

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He’s a talented thespian, a Theater Major of Texas A&M University, who’s worked in over a dozen stage plays and studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company of London. A number of independent films are on his resume, including 2011’s “N-Secure” and “The Heart Specialist” with Zoe Saldana; David Talbert’s “Baggage Claim;” “Think Like A Man” from the best selling book by Steve Harvey; and he makes a cameo appearance in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Halloween.”

B. Simone

B. Simone is a singer, actress and dancer who has appeared in more than a dozen music videos and released her debut EP, Lost Soul, in 2014. Later that year, she was cast to play Aaliyah in a film about the late singer’s life. In 2019, she’d join the cast of VH1’s Girls Cruise.

She grew up in Dallas, Texas and auditioned for BET’s “The Search” contest in 2012. She has an Instagram account and beauty vlog channel on YouTube called BeautyByBSimone. B-Simone is one of the main performers on Nick Cannons Wild N Out (2005).

B. Simone is also known for #DigitalLivesMatter (2016) and from her appearance in Meat: Horror (2018).

 

Rickey Smiley

Comedy legend and entertainment mogul, Rickey Smiley brings uproarious laughter to the world through his magnetic and sharp style of humor. The powerhouse performer brings his impeccable timing to a number of successful media platforms and has the distinct ability to take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold. As a beloved comedian, television host, actor and top rated nationally syndicated radio personality; Smiley has become one of the entertainment industry’s most celebrated performers. Through his brilliantly crafted career of bringing humor to the masses, Smiley has established himself as a potent pillar of talent with the capacity to reach a multitude of audiences. Smiley is one of the few “clean” comics amongst the top tier of contemporary great comedians and has amassed a deeply loyal fan base of enthusiasts who gravitate to his quick-witted delivery and captivating energy.

Coming from his humble roots of Birmingham Alabama, Rickey rose to superstardom after igniting his 26-year career serving as opening act for Industry titans such as Steve Harvey, George Wallace, and Carl Strong. Throughout his career trajectory, Rickey has been one of the industry’s most towering forces in building an impressive empire that has landed him preeminent roles on radio, television, film and on-stage performances.

On the fast track to stardom, in 2000 Rickey started his climatic rise to stardom as the headlining host of BET’s “ComicView” and became further distinguished as the only comedian who has had the honor of hosting two consecutive successful seasons catapulting the show to it’s highest ratings in history. After achieving this milestone, BET then quickly signed Rickey to host “The Way We Do It” during the 2001-2002 season, which later became one of the networks top five shows. Smiley also delivered unforgettable appearances on “Showtime At The Apollo,” “Uptown Comedy Club”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “Snaps.”

RSMS LogoRickey Smiley continued to take the world by storm with his unique blend of comedy and originality as he sought to further master his craft and conquer the world of radio. In 2007 Smiley became the host of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, one of the funniest and most compelling radio programs in the country. Based in Atlanta, in over 61 markets, and growing, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show is a blend of laughter, social issues and celebrity news. Daily millions of fans faithfully tune in and listen to the hysterical show best known for its rib-tickling prank phone calls, as Rickey delivers witty commentary and unpredictable humor. Using radio as an uplifting message vehicle, Rickey’s insightful yet humorous interviews with A-list celebrities raise social and political awareness. Smiley’s down-home southern charm and philosophy to use insight rather than vulgarity to evoke laughter, is one of the many reasons he forged partnership with Radio One the most respected urban broadcasting conglomerates in the world. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is featured within a wildly popular daily entertainment news television show on Dish Nation. The show is paired with other nationally syndicated radio personalities and airs weeknights on FOX affiliates.

Rickey continued to perform sold out shows where his diverse audiences were drawn to original characters such as “Bernice Jenkins,” “Lil’ Daryl,” “Joe Willie” and “Beauford.” After mastering his signature characters, Rickey headlined The Laugh and Shout Experience tour featuring Rickey as “Minister Joe Willie”. Joined by the Deuteronomaires featuring Gospel artists Earnest Pugh, Zacardi Cortez, and Darlene McCoy is set to resume Fall 2015.

As the wildly popular comedian continued to span his audience and entertain people of all-ages, Rickey then joined forces with Radio One owned television network, TV One as the star, executive producer and namesake of his own top rated sitcom, “The Rickey Smiley Show”. The amusing series features the balancing act of a working comedian with the joys and pains of being a single father of three; a character that parallels his own life. It also profiles Rickey as he masters the riggers of radio with a whimsical spin on office politics, social issues, celebrity appearances, and music – all threaded around rich humor.

Rickey Smiley with Mega Phone leftAsked about being one of the busiest and most successful comics in the world, Smiley shares, “I love what I do and enjoy getting up every day with the expressed purpose of bringing joy into the lives of others through laughter. The greatest satisfaction I can receive is knowing that my talents are a form of escapism that brings happiness into so many deserving lives. To be blessed with sold out tours, a successful radio show and 2 Television platforms is more than I could ever have dreamed and I am committed to working harder than ever to continue to be a positive influence and all around best entertainer I can be.” Rickey Smiley

Growing up in the church filled with colorful characters and content Smiley drew inspiration and developed his signature characters that have visibly become apart of his comedic trademark. From Bernice and her bizarre church announcements to Coach McClainy and his lack of motivational skills, Rickey’s audiences have developed a fierce loyalty and desire to his impersonations. Smiley’s growing character base have found their way to 8 best selling CDs including iTunes #1 Best Selling Comedy Album, “Rickey Smiley- Prank Calls Number 6.” His additional credits include hosting BET’s comedy concert DVD “Open Casket Sharp”.

Having enjoyed meteoric success on-stage, radio, and in film Rickey has catapulted his wondrous talents onto the big-screen. Continuing to grow his fan base Rickey’s arresting natural talent is best demonstrated in his major feature film roles in urban classics including “All About The Benjamin’s” and “Friday After Next,” along with his most recent starring turn in the hit romantic comedy “Baggage Claim.”

Rickey served as host of the prestigious Trumpet Awards in 2012, the 29th and 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, and the 2014 NAACP Image Awards Dinner & Pre-Party, as well as presented at the NAACP Image Awards Ceremony.

Life off-stage, Rickey is dedicated to empowering and enriching the communities in which he serves daily. This performer has a heart of gold reflected in his burning commitment and ongoing desire to champion under-served youth and honor seniors through the support of The Rickey Smiley Foundation and the utilizing of his powerful platforms to be a change agent for the greater good of his community. Rickey Smiley also is an esteemed and honored member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated and cherishes parenting as a devoted father.

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HOST APPEARANCES 29th & 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, 2014 NAACP Image Awards Dinner & Pre-Party Ceremony, presenter at 2014 NAACP Image Awards
TELEVISION APPEARANCES The Rickey Smiley Show Dish Nation (Host) Steve Harvey’s “Praise The Lord” Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns” Ice Cube’s “Are We There Yet” BET’s “Open Casket Sharp”
The Rev. Al Sharpton Show The Monique Show BET’s Comic View Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11 Airline (US TV series)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson BET Comedy Awards Showtime at the Apollo HBO’s Snaps
The Nashville Network Uptown Comedy Club Comic Escape
MOVIE APPEARANCES Friday After Next First Sunday Super Secret Movie Rules: Sports Underdogs All About the Benjamins (unaccredited) Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming
COMEDY CD’S The Best of Rickey Smiley Vol. 1 Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Vol. II Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Vol. III Rickey Smiley: “Off The Hook” Vol. IV Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Vol. V Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Vol. VI Bernice Jenkins Church Announcements
2Joe Willie and The Deuteronomaires (gospel)
COMEDY DVD’S “Open Casket Sharp”

John Morgan

John Morgan, the Ragin Cajun was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. The cultural, political and economic diversity of that city laid the groundwork for his development as a performer. John is one of nine children and after high school he attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana Lafayette) where he earned degrees in English, Political Science, and Interpersonal Communications. It was during his college career that John discovered he had the gift of comedy.

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The “Ragin Cajun” gives parents a “talk” about how to raise children with manners. He thinks we are afraid to bust an ass! The stories will have you busting a gut with laughter! John dares to talk boldly about real issues. Whether he is speaking about children or relationships, his comedy comes from life experience with his wife and kids. Although his material may push some limits, it is never derogatory to any race, sex or creed. He finishes with a heartfelt patriotic theme making his show perfect for Armed Services Week.

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John has worked steadily at comedy clubs, corporate events, and musical arenas. He has made national television appearances on MTV, Showtime, and Night Watch with Charlie Rose. He has been the opening act for Jerry Seinfeld, Kathleen Madigan and numerous musical artists.

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John’s confident demeanor and honest approach to life is refreshingly original.

When not at home playing such roles as husband, papa, handyman, Spiderman, or Power Ranger, John travels the country doing comedy.

Donnell Rawlings

donnell rawlings aint worried about2019 has been a big year for Donnell, he is currently on his Funny Moves Tour. He just shot a role in The Jay and Silent Bob Reboot film and can be seen starring in Kevin Smith’s Hollyweed.

Rawlings sat down and blew the audience away on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. He was all featured on TBS’s The Last OG with Tracy Morgan. Tune in to Comedy Central to see him on The New Negroes. Over on Netflix Donnell lends his talents to Jeff Ross for Historical Roasts. Check him out on Nexflix’s Puggle Trouble.

Donnell exceeded comedy limits on The Shaq Comedy All-Stars which aired on Showtime. His comedic talents were a hit at The NY Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and The JFL’s Toronto Comedy Festival.

Previous projects include Project Dad starring Donnell and his son which aired on TLC. This cable show was a family-friendly series that follows 3 men that stay alone to take care of their kids.

In 2017, Rawlings set comedy records performing a record number of shows with Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall in NYC and DC.

In 2016 Donnell was featured on Saturday Night Live in the famous Walking Dead sketch when Chappelle hosted. Donnell hosted his own show as Judge Rawlings on MTV2’s Guy Court. Donnell was also was a cast member on MTV2’s Guy Code.

Rawlings can be seen hosting Staann’ Dup on Starz in Black. He lends his voice in a recurring role as “Another Cat Named Rally” on the hit animation Black Dynamite as well being featured in Adult Swim’s animation.

Donnell is an overnight success a decade in the making. He made a splash in the DC comedy clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. You’ve seen him as ‘Ashy Larry’ on Comedy Central’s award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle’s Show, where he joined Dave Chappelle as both as a writer and performer. He was also featured in Queen Latifah’s new movie Percentage. His 1-Hour Stand-Up “Ashy to Classy” premiered on Comedy Central in October of 2010.

He was a co-host on both Power 105’s (NY’s #1 Hip Hop and R&B radio station) morning show “Egypt and Ashy in the Morning” and “The Big Tigger Morning Show” on WPGC in Washington DC, and he enjoyed weekly guest appearances on New York’s Hot 97 Morning Show. He was a regular on E!’s “Chelsea Lately”, starred in Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites Back,” and was the resident “Funny Guy” on the Ricki Lake Show. In 2007, Donnell co-created and starred in Heavy.com’s hit web series “From Ashy to Classy”, which was picked up for a second round of episodes. His movie of the same name screened at the 2011 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.

As an actor Donnell has also appeared in the Law & Order series, Special Victims Unit (SVU) and Criminal Intent (CI) as well as NBC’s Third Watch, the Emmy-Award winning HBO Mini-Series: The Corner and as Day-Day Price on HBO’s Emmy-Award winning series “The Wire.” On the big screen he could be seen in the blockbuster Spider-Man II.

His rise to stardom may not have been “overnight”, but the journey itself has kept him edgy and relevant. Comedy’s heavy hitters have noticed his talent with Neal Brennan, co- executive producer and co-head writer of Chappelle’s Show exclaiming “whenever we put Donnell in the game he’s going to hit a home run.” Jamie Foxx says, “That guy is a beast!” Wayne Brady commented that Donnell provides “amazing work on the show” and Dave Chappelle feels that “Donnell brings so much to the table…this very funny guy makes it look natural and easy.”

Gary Owen

Gary Owen will be re-scheduling his appearance at the Comedy House due to a production conflict. Gary regrets the inconvenience and looks forward to returning to the Comedy House soon!

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian”.

Owen most recently seen starring in the BET docuseries “The Gary Owen Show”, which chronicles his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio. His current comedy special, “I Got My Associates,” is airing on Showtime.

Owen has had massive success as a comic actor on the big screen. Earlier this year, he starred opposite Mike Epps and Mike Tyson in the comedy MEET THE BLACKS. He is one of the stars of the popular Screen Gems’ franchise THINK LIKE A MAN (2012), having appeared in the first installment and its successful follow up THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (2014). In additional their commercial successes, both opening #1 at the box office, the films were warmly received by critics and fans alike. In 2014, he starred in the Universal comedy RIDE ALONG with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Other film credits include LITTLE MAN (2016) opposite The Wayans Brothers and DADDY DAY CARE (2003) opposite Eddie Murphy. He is also widely known for his stealing role as “Bearcat” in the MGM film COLLEGE (2008).

On the small screen, Owen co-hosted TruTV’s sketch series “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal” (2013). After meeting Tyler Perry on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Owen was cast as the recurring role of Zach the barber in the 5th season of the TBS comedy series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”.

In addition to his memorable series roles, Owen has starred in multiple televised standup specials, most recently the hit special “I Agree With Myself” and his one-hour comedy special “True Story”, both of which aired on Showtime in 2015. In 2014, he served as the host of the hugely popular comedy special “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Orlando”. Other standout comedy performances include “Mike Epps Presents: Live From Club Nokia” as well as “Breakin’ Out The Park” and “Urban Legend”, that latter two which he also produced. He also starred in “Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment”, which aired on Starz in 2005.

In addition to his breadth of comedic work in films, television, and standup, Owen works closely with the nonprofit Facing Addiction, an organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis in America. Having lost his own brother to heroin addiction, Owen regularly speaks and performs to raise awareness and support for the organization’s mission.

Owen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has always had a passion for comedy. He enrolled in the US navy following high school, where he was chosen for the prestigious Presidential Honor Guard. After leaving his ceremonial position, Owen became a military police officer at the Naval Installations on Coronado Island in San Diego. During this time, he returned to his true calling: standup comedy. After only a year of doing stand-up, he was named “Funniest Serviceman in America.” Two appearances on the multicultural comedy showcase, “BET’s ComicView”, won him his own one-hour “grandstand” show. At the end of the season he was selected from the year’s four “grandstanders” to be the host.  Owen currently resides in Ohio with his wife Kenya and their three children.

Skip-G Lawson

Skip-G started out as Street Cast Journalist on “The Power Hour” TV Show on UPN. Originally from Queens, NY, but raised in South Carolina. Skip-G Lawson emerged on the comedy scene in 2000.

His wide array of talents has led him to be featured in two videos and a movie. “How We Roll” and “We Getting Money” which can be seen at BET.com and on YouTube.

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Skip developed his MC/Hosting skills at Mr. B’s in Columbia SC. He was awarded “Host of the Year” in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 and first place at the “Salsa Cabana Comedy Club” in 2009.

Skip-G is actively involved in charity work with past and present Mayors in Columbia and is often tapped to by other local celebrities, law enforcement and broadcast personalities to speak for organizations.

As the house MC at the Comedy House, I have worked with Nephew Tommy, Dl Hugley , Mike Epps, Faizon Love, Eddie Griffin, Kevin Hart, Lavelle Crawford, Damon Wayans, TP Hearn , George Wilborn, Don (D. C.) Curry, Chris Tucker, John Witherspoon, Daryle (D’Millitant) Littleton, Lav Luv, Josh Blue, Black Kasper, Diane Corder, Janet Williams,  Tyler Craig, Faye Woodruff and a host of other acts.