Category Archives: In Memoriam

David Arnold | RIP

David A. Arnold, a comedian, actor, writer and producer who headlined two Netflix comedy specials, was a writer/producer on the streamer’s Fuller House reboot and created the Nickelodeon series That Girl Lay Lay, died unexpectedly Sept. 7, 2022. He was 54.

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David A. Arnold has been the best-kept secret in comedy. A 20-year stand-up veteran who has made his living performing, acting, and writing for TV and film.

David has performed on everything from Comedy Central to BET. He has one Netflix Special currently streaming and preparing for a second to be produced by Lena Waithe and Kevin Hart.

Spanky Brown | RIP

Spanky was 56 when he passed away of an apparent heart attack just before playing a show in Knoxville in 2018.

Starting 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.

Spanky Brown

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!!!).

Tyler Craig | RIP

Tyler Craig

It is with great sadness we tell you that our friend Tyler Craig has passed away. Tyler Craig has dominated comedy specials on BET, HBO and Showtime in the previous decade. He performed two and three times a year at the Comedy House, Columbia SC. He truly made thousands laugh in Columbia SC. Rest In Peace, Tyler Craig. Now you know the morale of the story!