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.

Spanky Brown | RIP

Spanky BrownStarting his comedy career in late November 1997 on Open Mic Night at the Comedy House Theatre in Savannah, Georgia, Spanky Brown has been leaving audiences reeling with laughter ever since.

Spanky has toured the world sharing his unique perspective and opinions on everything from his life, politics and religion, race relations and relationships. Versatility and style best describe this veteran performer who provides comedic insights that transcend all barriers, age, gender, urban or mainstream. Crowds are no obstacle for this entertainer.

His personal account of triumphs and tragedies and unbridled opinions are for all those who really try to “keep it real “. His experiences as a “Preacher’s Son” (even God knows he’s funny), as an advertising executive, car salesman, insurance salesman, radio personality, father, step-father, being married, divorced, married and divorced…again ( you do the math ) even served time … in the army that is, and his honesty about it is what makes him such an endearing character as much as his willingness to let you in so you can see that truly “it could be worse”.

Spanky is a 19-year veteran of the comedy stage. He tours nationally on a consistent basis and is one of the most requested return comedians in comedy clubs around the United States.

The small screen loves Spanky. He is seen regularly on B.E.T’s Comic View and Comedy Central. Spanky has been featured on Discovery I.D. and the Speed Network. He is also the former host of “Barbershop Critics” on The Black Family Channel.

Spanky’s real life comedy style shines on radio. He is a former contributing writer and frequent guest on National Syndicated shows like “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” and “The Bob and Tom Radio Show”, respectively. His standup is played frequently on XM / Sirius Satellite radio and NOW, the next phase of his WORLD DOMINATION (or, in other words…SPANK-APOCALYPSE!!!).

 

Clayton English

last comic standing clayton englishWinner of NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING in 2015, Clayton English was recently named a New Face at the Montreal JFL Comedy Festival.  Clayton made his late night stand-up debut on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and has had a recurring role on Netflix’s LOVE.

Clayton English is also known for his roles as Peanut on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne as well as Terrence from the film The Preacher’s Kid and Johnathan in Five Days in the A.

English started making waves in the comedy business with his stand out performances on BET’s Hell Date and TV ONE’s Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes. He entertained 1000s under the Big Top as the Ringmaster of the UniverSoul Circus.

Recently Clayton guest starred on shows such as BROOKLYN 99 and AP BIO. Clayton recently wrapped production on THE WAR WITH GRANDPA, starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, and Christopher Walken. He is now premiering on the big screen in Bad Boys for Life with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence

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Arnez J

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT <-> BY POPULAR DEMANDArnez J., while a favorite in the South for the past 16 years, is quickly emerging as one of the hottest, most talked about comedic artists in the game. His raw energy, talent and comedic skill quickly landed Arnez the coveted hosting slot on BET’s longest-running comedy series “Comic View” for two seasons joining the ranks of hosts such as D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer. His hilarious new comedy special “Racially Motivated” is now available on Netflix.

Arnez J.’s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. “J is a whirling dervish on stage–he runs, jumps, spins, slides, slips, and mugs through a performance, acting out many of his bits while describing them,” wrote Doug Kaufman in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Arnez admits of himself “I’ve always expressed my things through mannerisms and facial expressions rather than speaking.”

On his own at age 14, Arnez lied about his age to get a job at a gas station to work his way through school. With dreams to become a professional baseball player, Arnez began working as a flight attendant when those baseball plans fell through. It was while working as a flight attendant that Arnez discovered his comedic talent. He realized that he had the ability to keep the passengers and crew laughing and, upon encouragement from friends, he made his first attempt at stand-up comedy. After that first night on stage, he knew what he wanted to do. He left his job with the airlines and made the decision to devote all of his time to a career in comedy.

Arnez got a chance to combine his ambitions as both an athlete and performer when he was recruited by scouts for the famed Harlem Globetrotters basketball team who saw his very physical comedy routine at a local basketball game. However, after several months, a knee injury ended his Globetrotters career, finally clearing the way for him to devote himself full time to standup comedy.

An Atlanta native, Arnez began working the comedy circuit in Georgia and quickly became one of “Hotlanta’s” funniest newcomers. A finalist in the “Bay Area Black Comedy Competition,” he was immediately noticed by the entertainment industry and was asked to make his first television appearance on Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network.” Numerous television appearances soon followed including appearances on “The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show,” “Louie Anderson’s Comedy Showcase,” Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh,” NBC’s “Friday Night Videos,” “The Mo’Nique Show”, Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam,” his own BET “Comic View Grandstand Hour Special,” and “Comedy Central Presents: Arnez J.” He was most recently seen headlining Showtime’s “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam.”

Today, Arnez is widely considered one of the best working artists, with a polished and highly entertaining standup routine that keeps his audiences entertained without having to use profanity. In keeping with his plan, Arnez keeps up a dizzying pace performing for sold out crowds at arenas and other venues across the country.

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Jordan Rock

Jordan Rock 2019Actor and comedian Jordan Rock is best known for his three seasons as “Kevin” on Judd Apatow’s Netflix series LOVE.

Jordan recently appeared in the Netflix film The After Party and Big Time Adolescence starring Pete Davidson, which premiered at Sundance in 2019. Jordan has appeared on FX’s Totally Biased, Gotham Comedy Live, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He can also be seen in the Netflix feature film Take The 10, starring opposite Josh Peck and Tony Revolori.

Rock was named one of Just For Laugh’s “New Faces to Watch” at the 2016 Montreal Festival. In 2016, Jordan shot the lead role in the Comedy Central pilot Drunk Girl, High Guy.

Lav Luv

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From his early start hosting high school talent shows, to his honorable stint in the United States Armed Forces, “LAV LUV” has always know that his destiny was on stage, making people laugh. LAV made his way to “open mic night” at Atlanta’s Uptown Comedy Corner, and has been on a whirlwind roll with comedy ever since. He is now one of the four permanent hosts at Uptown Comedy Corner which has showcased for hosts Corey “ZOOMAN” Miller, Earthquake, Chris Tucker, and Don “DC” Curry. “He is one of the best dressed comedians tour right now…” comments radio personality Sexy Wanda Smith of the WVEE 103 FM (Atlanta) morning show. With his suave looks and debonair, no holds barred approach to the stage, LAV has become one of today’s hottest young comedy commodities. His performances on three (3) seasons of Black Entertainment Television’s “COMIC VIEW” still has viewers laughing.

“Lav is a constant professional”, comments Roosevelt Johnson promoter of the RJE Urban Comedy Cabaret Tour, “He is a mixture of Chris Rock and D. L. Hughley. If he was in California at Seven O’clock and we had a concert at Eight O’ clock in Atlanta, Lav would make the concert and would take over the crowd. Lav is one of the few comedians that I can say I have a beautiful personal and professional relationship with. We have never, ever had a problem with one another…”.

Lav is a true student of the art of professional stand up comedy and is a very diverse comedian with jokes dealing with socioeconomic/ politically correct issues to the ambiance of normal relationships and racially provoking thoughts. He consistently polishes his act and has expanded his talents to improvisation.

Lav LuvAppearances:

• TVONE Lav Luv’s Special “I Think I’m Gonna Get In Trouble!” – 2009

• TVONE Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes” – Season 3, 2008

• HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” – 1996 & 1997

• BET’s “Comic View” – 1997 – 2000

• UPN Networks’ “Arnell Star’s American Music Makers” – 1997

• WB Networks’ “Comic Escape” – 1997

• WINNER – COORS LITE Southeast Region Comedy Showcase – 1995

• WINNER – SCHILITZ MALT LIQUOR Comedy Competition – 1995

J Bliss

J BlissAt a young age, J Bliss always had a knack for capturing an audience’s attention with some quick witted humor. His comedic craft started with his upbringing in South Jersey. J Bliss’ style deals with everyday observations and personal experiences in which he chooses to find the humor.

He first hit the comedy stage in Charlotte, NC in 2005. Since then he has been traveling up and down the east coast leaving them laughing. His performances have simply been described as “Hilarious” and he is a definite “Crowd Favorite”. Just recently J Bliss won the “Fan Favorite” award at the 2014 $10K Comedy Competition.

Since his start he has opened for comedians like Eddie Griffin, DeRay Davis, Corey Holcomb, Rodney Perry, George Willborn, Jay Phillips, Tony Roberts, Alex Thomas and the Ragin Cajun – John Morgan.

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Karlous Miller

Karlous-Miller-at-the-Comedy-HouseKarlous Miller is a comedian who created on of the coldest podcast on the web, the 85 South Show, with DC Young Fly and Chico Bean. Karlous was one of the top 10 finalists in Season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” reality competition series. His appearances on Nick Cannon’s WILD n OUT are legendary and tweeted about regularly.

Mississippi native Karlous Miller grew up with a large blended family, including eight siblings, who all became a major influence in his edgy and boisterous comedy style. After working briefly as a firefighter in Oxford, he moved to Atlanta in 2005 to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. He’s been making audiences laugh ever since.

His first television appearence was on Robert Townsends: Partners in Crime-The New Generation. He also landed a slot cracking snaps on MTV’s “YO MOMMA.” Karlous was also featured on season two of Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes?” In 2008, Karlous was selected to play various roles as a cast member on season two of BET’s prank dating show “Hell Date.” He was also been featured on V-103’s Frank and Wanda morning television/radio show and Atlanta’s HOT 107.9. He also laughed it up with Monique on the set of her talk show.

Currently based out of Atlanta, Karlous has performed in London,Germany, St.Thomas,Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, and various colleges throughout the United States. Karlous has worked with various headlining comedians like Katt Williams,Daniel Tosh (Comedy Central’s Tosh.O), Doug Benson(VH1 Best Week Ever), and various others. He has also worked with musicians like Case, Guccie Mane, Dem Franchise Boyz,Grandaddy Souf,Big Oomp (Records), Jermaine Dupri(SoSo Def), and T.I’s Grand Hustle Comedy.

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