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Adele Givens

On February 3rd, 1990, a Queen was born at the Regal Theater in Chicago. Adele was crowned winner of the Crown Royal Comedy competition in the city of Chicago on February 3rd 1990. Since that day Adele has realized that she was destined to become comedic royalty.

Since then Adele has the rare ability to make you laugh, think, cry, and cringe all at the same time!! Her famous catch line “I am SUCH a #$%@#% Lady” has gone viral. Her work is popular and she can be heard on songs by Big Sean, Lil Kim, The Brat! Her bold and on point insights continue to delight and amaze her fans and peers alike. Popularity was swift with Adele winning many other competitions and securing the respect of comedy lovers everywhere. Almost immediately fans proclaimed Adele Givens the Queen of Comedy. The title is well deserved with such credits as Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, The All Stars of Def Comedy Jam. Showtime at the Apollo. The Oprah Winfrey show. HBO Comedy half-hour, Comedy Central Presents, Queen Adele has certainly reigned supreme.

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It wasn’t long before Queen Adele made her acting debut, guest-starring in such sitcoms as Martin, Moesha, The Parkers, The Steve Harvey show, a recurring role on The Tracey Ullman show and becoming a series regular on the hit sitcom The Hughley’s to name a few. Loving her newfound tree, Queen Adele branched out to do her very own morning radio show (The Adele Givens morning show on WGCI 107.5 FM Chicago), but not before filming her first movie role as Tricks in the film, The Player’s Club. Before long, HBO recognized her majesty by offering her a chance to do her own HBO Half-hour comedy special and television pilot The Adele Givens show. Adele also served as co-host of the Source Magazine Awards pre-show. Queen Adele Givens wowed audiences everywhere on the very successful Queens of Comedy tour (13 consecutive sold out dates and the album was nominated for a Grammy Award), and made us laugh out loud as the hip hop loving, bad hair day having, DJ (I’Holla) Helen in the movie Beauty Shop.

Now the Queen of comedy, Grammy nominated artist, Soul Train Comedy Award nominee, and experienced television and film actress, had added the titles writer. Producer and Director to her resume. She is currently filming a movie she wrote and directed (The real extreme and confusing blaxploitation of ….SCANKHOSE.) All this and beautiful too! It’s safe to say that the little girl from Chicago’s west side has done the city proud!

On February 3rd 1990 Queen Adele Givens was crowned the winner of the Crown Royal comedy competition at the Regal Theatre in Chicago! ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!

Eddie Griffin

A popular comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990.


His Stand-Up Comedy Specials have received rave reviews including Def Comedy Jam (1992), the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night Stand (1992), the HBO special Voodoo Child (1997), Dysfunktional Family (2003), Comedy Central’s You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It (2011), and the Showtime Special Undeniable (2018).

Comedy Central has honored Eddie as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time.

As an actor, Eddie Griffin has appeared in over 50 films such films as The Last Boy Scout (1991), Coneheads (1993), Armageddon (1998), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Norbit (2007), American Hero (2015) Mucho Dinero (2016), and A Star is Born (2018).

His most notable film role was Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother (2002). Eddie was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie (1996-2000).

In 2019 Eddie began shooting the feature film The Comeback Trail alongside actors Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.

Eddie’s third SHOWTIME comedy special, Eddie Griffin: E-NIGGMA, premiered on December 6, 2019. Griffin’s unapologetic storytelling canvasses his 30-plus year comedy career and offers an intimate glimpse into the 10th year of his nightly Las Vegas residency, The Eddie Griffin Experience at the Sahara Hotel and Casino.

Ron G

Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Ron G. is an accomplished comedian, actor, writer, host, and Emmy winning producer. He has been entertaining audiences all around the world with his “high energy and cleverness – with an urban flair” performances.

Ron G - Finalist on Last Comic Standing

After finishing his dual degrees in finance and management at the University of South Carolina, he began his stand up career in Atlanta and was crowned first place winner in the Sierra Mist Late Night Laff Off. He later made the move to Los Angeles where his talent shined as a finalist in both Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? and Last Comic Standing.

Ron G. has made appearances in Martin Lawrence’s 1st AmendmentComics UnleashedMulaneyKey & PeeleChelsea Lately, and Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level.

Most recently, Ron G. starred as Lewis in Nickelodeon’s Cousins for Life and has appeared in the Lionsgate feature film, 2 Minutes of Fame, starring Jay Pharoah and Katt Williams.

Ron G performing in his hometown!

Sherman Golden

Atlanta is a hot city. Inside the comedy club the temperature is getting HOTTER as the audience laughs louder and louder in response to Sherman on stage. Every time he opens his mouth, the crowd nervously giggles anticipating the next joke that will come out of his mouth. By the time his finished the crowd is shouting “SHERM” in appreciation.

SHERM happens to be the nickname of sherman golden. Who happens to be one of the most respected comedians out today. If you haven’t seen SHERMAN GOLDEN you haven’t experienced COLLEGE LIFE, MY WHITE FRIENDS, CHINES FOOD, just to name a few halarious bits that are the brain child of SHERMAN GOLDEN.

Sherman Golden performing Stand-up Comedy

A native of OHIO, Sherman has rocked audiences for the past several years while residing in Atlanta, Georgia. When this reporter asked Sherman to explain his approach on comedy, he was quick to answer. I think i have a left field approach to my comedy. I attempt to find the comedy in every day life. kids, animals, old people, wherever there’s life there’s comedy, and its my job to find the funny. Finding the funny has catapulted Sherman into the upper echelon of comedy. With an impressive list of credits(see box for credits) and innumerable references who can attest to “SHERMS” ability to tear the roof off the joint. SHERM, who also produces his own comedy talk show called: JUST KICKIN IT COMEDY” on PTV Channel 12 Is one of the top shows in the Atlanta area. And you can see SHERM in his first movie roll called “PLAYER IN THE PULPIT” So why settle for a maybe when you can have the sho-nuff… (GOLDEN CHILD) SHERMAN GOLDEN

Sherman has opened for Don D.C. Curry, Jamie Foxx, Patty Label, Frankie Beverly and Maze. At home, you can see him on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, BET’s Comic View, Spike L:ee’s movie School Daze and hosting Chris Tucker’s Comedy Cafe.

Mike Goodwin

Mike Goodwin - Playful

re·fresh·ing (riˈfreSHiNG) adj.
1. Serving to refresh or reinvigorate someone.
2. Welcome or stimulating because new or different.

In an industry where vulgarity is commonplace, a refreshingly funny entertainer has emerged with the class, style, sincerity and professionalism of a Southern gentleman. Considered “one of the brightest young minds in comedy,” Mike Goodwin has a heart to bring strength and healing through joy. That’s why he’s dedicated his comedic gift and wit to a style and delivery that is as clean as his bowtie. Good, guilt-free laughs are guaranteed. Mike’s engaging and hilarious discussions about everyday life will have you laughing about his wit and repeating his adages long after his performance.

Dispensing laughter medicine since his stand up debut at a 2005 New Year’s Eve service opening for Akintunde, “The Bowtie” has shared stages with John Gray, Taylor Mason, Spanky Brown, Marcus D. Wiley, Sister Cantaloupe, Robert G. Lee, Willie Brown and Woody, Thor Ramsey, and Small Fire and Ron G.

The Camden, SC native’s comedy has received rave reviews at showcases for the Official Christian Comedy Association (OCCA) and the Christian Comedy Association (CCA). Mike has recorded for BET, The Word Network, Black Family Channel, and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and hosted Akintunde’s “Rebirth of Comedy” tour. He has been a featured artist on the Radio One, One Love Gospel Cruise and toured with Pastor Donnie McClurkin to host the Perfecting Music Conference in seven cities across the United States. Mike has also been featured on Akintunde’s Brutally Honest “God’s Trying to Tell You Something” short film, and on comedy DVDs “The Heavy Hitters of Christian Comedy” and “Who is Bishop February?” Serving as a writer and actor in the “It’s Time 2 Laugh” Internet comedy sketch series broadcasted to millions on, he hosted and performed in shows for a 40-city tour for the series. He has also been featured in’s “Joke of the Day” segment along with other nationally known Christian comedians. Mike co-hosts “The Akintunde Show,” a nationally syndicated radio show, and is the host of Pure Funny TV.

Mike’s act is family friendly and will make your event enjoyable and unforgettable. New, different, and reinvigorating, Comedian Mike Goodwin is refreshingly funny.