Category Archives: Comedians A – C

JaQuin Allen aka Kue

Kue on NBC's Biggest LoserKue is a nickname for JaQuin Allen.

Kue began his Stand-up comedy career at the Comedy House doing Open Mic. He quickly elevated to Opener and Host because of his on-stage charm and original material.

The video above is Kue’s first time on-stage!

JaQuin KUE Allen and wife LarialmyKue and his wife. Larialmy, auditioned and were accepted to be part of the 11th season of NBC’s Biggest Loser. NBC’s talent scouts obviously saw the same charm and enthusiasm we saw in KUE on our stage.

He is a Klassy Achieving Nupe of Kappa Alpha Psi.

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Chris Thomas

Chris ThomasComedy came easy for Chris Thomas, at age 8 he learned he had a knack for Impersonating just about anybody, till the day he was 19 and the Washington Star dubbed the young stand-up comedian as an “impressionist headed no place but up.” So began Chris’s professional career. However, his swift and steady rise since then is the result of much hard work which has allowed Chris to become one of the nation’s brightest comedians, in the words of the Washington Post magazine “an accomplished impressionist…on his way to fame and fortune.”

Chris Thomas is the master of over 2000 amazing realistic celebrity impressions, including Denzel Washington, F. Lee Bailey, Mike Tyson, and Orson Welles. One of Chris’s favorite subjects, Sugar Ray Leonard, says quite simply “Chris Thomas knocks me out!” The Charlotte Observer lauded his ability to “move like a comic juggernaut from one famous voice to another.” Chris combines this versatility with a quick wit and deft timing to create remarkably funny conversations between several personalities at once. Chris has added impressions of singers including Frank Sinatra and Jeffrey Osborne, plus outrageous rap numbers to his repertoire to create his own fresh brand of humor.

Audiences have been knocked out by Chris’ stand-up performances at major venues including New York’s Catch A Rising Star and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He has performed with an array of artists including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Luther Vandross and Anita Barker. Chris continues his extensive live performance schedule both on his own as well as with fellow comedians, Jamie Foxx and Mark Curry.

Success as a stand-up comedian has allowed Chris to expand his work into all major media’s. His radio work includes weekly appearances on WRKX New York’s morning show and the nationally syndicated Chris Thomas Comedy Hour. Advertising work has included such clients as Levis, Xerox, and Lee Jeans. Chris has been featured in film and video work including “Body and Soul” and Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” while television appearances include “Star Search,” “Live At The Apollo,” and “The Sugar Ray Leonard Roast.” Chris’ work on the 1988 Run/DMC and Public Enemy national tours established him as the King of Hip Hop comedy and led to his most popular role as The Mayor of Black Entertainment Televisions’ (BET’s) “Rap City”; the cable network’s highest rated show.

Perhaps his biggest break to date, however, has been the opportunity to team up with the renowned Whoopie Goldberg for an HBO comedy special. Whoopie happened to see a tape of Chris’’ stand-up act, and wanted to give him a wider showcase on the cable channel known for its outstanding comedy programming. As a result, Thomas was one of two featured comedians on Whoopie’s “Chez Whoopie” on HBO.

As his audience continues to grow, more and more fans find they converted to Chris’ unique comedy. Meanwhile, he continues to find new ways to keep his fans laughing and coming back for more.

Hurricane Andrew

William Andrew Dandy a.k.a. Hurricane Andrew was born in Heidleberg, Germany and realized at a young age that he was destined to be a comedic entertainer. His passion for the stage began at the age of seven performing in school plays and later taking acting classes to enhance his skills. The mirror became his main outlet for perfecting jokes as he imagined performing in front of large sold out crowds as they laughed histerically. During his early years he performed playes and skits along with his cousins during family gatherings around the holidays for the elder family members. As many others, this was his first experience performing in front of a live audience.

Hurricane Andrew in Baby BoyFollowing in his father’s footsteps, Andrew enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served as a Legal Specialist. During his enlistment, Andrew’s desire and vision to make people laugh grew until he was faced to seek a local stage and destroy the crowd with laughter. He entered a local club’s Apollo talent competition and won 1st place. This only confirmed that comedy was his destined career path.

After his military career, Andrew aggressively persued comedy until he was recognized as one of the country’s hottest and up and coming comedians. Andrew acquired his stage name from a close friend from Miami, Florida, who made it through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. His friend was so impressed with Andrew,’s fast paced and forceful comedit style, that he began to yell out “Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Andrew in full effect!” and thus, Hurricane.

Karen Addison

Karen Addison first performed at the Comedy House with Corey Holcomb in 2010. She has traveled across the Country for several years as a Stand-up Comedian performing on shows including Star Search (three time winner), A&E Evening at the Improv. BET’s Comic View, HBO Def Comedy Jam, MTV Comedy Show, and The Byron Allen Show.
Karen Addison
Privileged to perform as the opening act for many accomplished comedians, singers, and entertainers such as Chris Tucker, Martin Lawrence, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac, The Temptations, Frankie Beverly and Maze, The O’Jays, The Dramatics, Boyz 11 Men, Teena Marie, Rick James, Phyllis Hyman, Will Downing, Dave Koz, Bobby Caldwell, and Roy Ayers to note a few.

Addison has appeared in the movie A Thin Line Between Love and Hate starring Martin Lawrence and Lynn Whitfield; also appeared in Sitcom Pilot: Move the Crowd, an Eddie Murphy Production. Locally performed at Venues including The Fox Theatre, The Opera House, Music Hall, Hart Plaza, Chene Park, and DTE Music Theatre to note a few. Hosted Greektown Casino’s Comedy Show and Co-Hosted Fox 2 News Super Singer Contest Show.

Joe Charleston

Joe CharlestonJoe Charleston is originally from Southwest Philadelphia. After a lackluster high school career. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Air Force which he currently serves proudly. He is one of the most requested up and coming comedians in the club and college circuit nation wide. He is also a aspiring actor, having appeared in an original urban play “Sole of a man”. As a standup, he has opened up for numerous BET & DEF COMEDY JAM comedians.

Joe has been a featured comic in the Philly’s Phunniest person competition. He was a semi-finalist in the 2007 Mid Atlantic comedy competition. He has been part of several comedy tours supporting the Troops at Dover AFB, Andrews AFB , and overseas (Germany, England, Belgium & Korea) Joe’s sarcastic personality and original style make him one of the most interesting comedians in Delaware area bringing the number 1 comedy experience in Delaware…..Joe guarantee’s “He will bring the Funny”

Hosted 6 All-star comedy NITES at Dover Air Force Base
Performed for troops has been part of several comedy tours supporting the Troops at Dover AFB, Andrews AFB , and overseas (Germany, England, Belgium & Korea)

2008 Philly’s Phunniest person competition
2007 Mid Atlantic comedy competition finalist

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