African American Comedians
Wanda Sykes
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Wanda Sykes

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Wanda Sykes is an American comedian, writer, actress and voice artist. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is also known […]

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Mar 23, 20163
Marina Franklin
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Marina Franklin

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“Really funny… A really fresh eye…” —– Jay Leno “I agree with Jay Leno.” —– Gail Stocker New York-based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with notable appearances on FX’s Louie, Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show and Showtime’s Women Who Kill. Marina previously appeared as a […]

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Mar 12, 20153
Chris Rock
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Chris Rock

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Chris Rock is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film roles, and a series of acclaimed comedy specials […]

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Feb 26, 20153
D.L. Hughley
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D.L. Hughley

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D. L. Hughley is an American actor, political commentator and stand-up comedian. He’s best known as the original host of BET’s ComicView from 1992-1993, the eponymous character on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys and performed in The Original Kings of Comedy. Additionally, he has been the host of CNN’s D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, […]

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Feb 26, 20153
Hannibal Buress
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Hannibal Buress

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A native of the Austin neighborhood of Chicago, Hannibal Buress has been featured in The Awkward Comedy Show special on Comedy Central, and alongside comics Baron Vaughn, Eric André, Marina Franklin, and Victor Varnado, and on the FX sitcom Louie. He currently co-stars with Eric André on The Eric André Show on Adult Swim. In […]

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Feb 5, 20153
Roy Wood Jr
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Roy Wood Jr

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Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, Roy Wood started his comedy career at 19 while still in college at Florida A&M Univ. in 2002 Roy was selected by Comedy Central as one of nine national finalist in their Laugh Riots Competition. He has since gone on to appear on “CBS’ Star Search” where he reached the semi-finals, […]

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Oct 14, 20143
Rondell Sheridan
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Rondell Sheridan

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Rondell Sheridan has the ability to transform ordinary occurrences into hilarious and hearty tales. This is a mark of a truly great comedian: In an age where stand-up is under attack for its bawdy content, Sheridan disarms his audiences with a wholesome ease, a mixture of playful physicality, facial expressions and a gift to continually […]

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Oct 14, 20143
Michael Che
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Michael Che

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Michael Che is a stand-up comic from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. As the youngest child of seven, he has been his family’s source of comic relief since he was old enough to wear diapers. Growing up with much older siblings, Che became familiar with stand-up comedy at a very young age when he […]

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Oct 14, 20143
Larry Wilmore
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Larry Wilmore

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Larry Wilmore began his career as a Stand-Up comedian and writer for other comedians. His first break as a writer in television was on IN LIVING COLOR, where he received an Emmy nomination. He went on to write for several sitcoms and co-created THE PJ’S, with Eddie Murphy, which was also nominated for an Emmy. […]

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Oct 14, 20143
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Dwayne Perkins

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Brooklyn native, Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the Comedy game. With appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show, and Premium Blend Dwayne has earned a spot in today’s class of elite Stand-up Comics. Dwayne is a regular crowd pleaser in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. The recent culmination […]

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Oct 14, 20143