NeNe is the breakout star of Bravo’s hit reality show, “Real Housewives of Atlanta”.
In addition to “Housewives”, she’s had a recurring role on “Glee” for the past three seasons, and was a series regular on Ryan Murphy’s “The New Normal” on NBC.
She starred on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” on Broadway in the role of ‘Madame’ and has recently finished a Broadway run on “Chicago” in the role of ‘Mama Morton’.
Leakes is the author of “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice,” discussing her fractured childhood, abusive relationship, struggles with being a single mother, landing Mr. Right, and all the messy lessons she’s learned along the way.
Leakes has appeared on such shows as “Ellen,” “The Talk,” “Anderson Cooper,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Rosie Show,” “The Joy Behar Show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” – just to name a few.
This fall she will debut as “Rocky” on Ryan Murphy’s comedy series “The New Normal.”
When Leakes is away from the cameras, she lends her time and energy, supporting various charity efforts. She is the founder of Twisted Hearts, a charity that brings awareness to the plight of domestic violence against women of all races. As a victim of domestic abuse, her mission is to offer a voice and support to assist those in need of help.
“Hilarious”, “Original”, “Honest” & “Stylish” Are just a few words to describe the comedic styles of Comedian Nikita B. She started her career after losing her mother Veronica Kirk Blakeney to her battle of breast cancer in June of 2010. She says “I told my mom when she got better; I was going to hit a stage and perform and dedicate the performance to her.”
Sadly, her mom passed away before this could happen. While grieving the loss of her mom Nikita decided she would go onstage and tell her story as she spoke about common things people did and said when visiting with families that were going through bereavement and was a huge success.
Only 3 short months after her start in comedy she was connected with one of the writers from the Monique show, comedian Tone-X and a well-known local radio personality Fly Ty of My 92.7, who both accompanied Chris ‘FunnyMan’ Robinson at Skandalos for the Tuesday night Tone-X and friends comedy show. These connections led to the performances that Nikita is currently known for. It was through Fly Ty that Nikita was able to open for the Radio 1 family comedy tour at Oven’s Auditorium.
A stage that Nikita was told by some she wouldn’t perform on until she had been in the industry for at least 3-5 years. Nikita had graced the stage within the first 90 days of her start as a comedian. Since then the full time wife, mother and registered nurse has had endless request to perform all over the East Coast. Nikita has a story to tell and is not ashamed to speak about things that others often can relate to, but are too ashamed to talk about. From low self-esteem, to domestic violence, single parenthood, childhood, church folk and kinfolk, she talks about it all.
Nikita says “I love to talk about the way things were when I was younger because we have gotten so far away from “old school” tactics, but those were the things that kept families together. Nikita uses her witty personality and creative skills to engage the crowd and leave them wanting to hear more. Opening or featured act for: Radio 1 Family Tour, with Marcus D. Wiley, Small Fire, Chinitta, Woodey, and Griff at Oven’s auditorium.
Actor, model and R&B singer Tyrese at Bojangles Coliseum Sunday’s Best Winner Le’Andria Johnson in Orlando Florida for her new CD release ‘The Awakening.’ Actor and Comedian’s Michael Blackston and Chris Thomas just to name a few. She has won several comedy competitions such as: “So you think you’re funny: in Raleigh, NC with celebrity judges Darryl Littleton and Tina Graham. She also won the “Search for the One” comedy competition produced by Comedian, writer/co-producer of The Monique show Akintundae, who she is now traveling with on the Rebirth of Comedy Tour.
She has been requested to host many events from baby showers, wedding receptions, family reunions, women conferences, youth retreats, pastor anniversaries, but one that stands out the most for her is Charlotte Black Film Festival, an event that exhibits the new and upcoming talents of local civilians that desire to pursue careers in film, drama, dance and other artistic gifts directed by Tommy Nichols.
Nicci Hoo born Nicole Hooten is a Brooklyn born, Queens bred, writer, comedienne, & innovator. Raised by a single mother who always spoke her mind, it was inevitable that she would adopt the same habits.
Nicci has been doing comedy for over 5 years and has been killing audiences with her raw & unadulterated humor. Dubbing herself the “Queen of Realness”, Nicci doesn’t hesitate to give her opinion or observations exactly the way she sees it. “Sometimes people don’t want to hear it, but they may have been thinking it, so it’s my job to interpret it and put it out there”.
Never at a loss for words, Nicci keeps the laughter coming, and the audience entertained, with her quick wit and in your face comedy. Nicci has worked with some of the veterans in the comedy game has featured for major headliners all over the country.
Currently residing in Charlotte, NC, when she’s not on the road doing comedy she is continuously writing new material for herself and other comedians across the country.
Professional side splitter Nikki Carr is back at the Comedy House after finishing a national tour with Rod Man, the eighth season winner of Last Comic Standing. The popular comedy reality show won a primetime Emmy and a People’s Choice Award.
Carr began her comedy career at age 34 at the New York Comedy Club and made her television debut on BET’s “Comic View” in 2000. She appeared in “One Mic Stand,” Charlie Murphy’s “Crash Comedy,” “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up” and Showtime’s “Stand Up for Family.” Well known for her signature song “The Fat Girl’s National Anthem,”
Carr has also appeared on “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” In addition, Carr appeared in the independent films “Golddigger Killer,” “Change the Game” and “Ass Backwards.” The mother of four and grandmother of four is the daughter of jazz drummer Bruno Carr.
NICK CANNON, 35 years old, is a successful, multi-faceted entertainer: comedian, TV executive producer and host, film star/director, consumer electronics entrepreneur, philanthropist and children’s book author. Cited by People Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Most Successful Young People in Hollywood,” Cannon proves focus and hard work pays off.
A San Diego native, Cannon began performing at the age of 8 after his grandfather left him several instruments as a gift. Shortly after, Cannon took the stage to perform his music along with stand-up comedy. Eventually, Cannon headed for Hollywood at the age of 15 and landed gigs at world-renowned comedy venues including The Improv, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. Cannon went on to share the stage with the likes of Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock before landing his first television gig as a series regular and writer on Nickelodeon’s long-running hit series All That, making him the youngest staff writer in television history. This path culminated in the creation of The Nick Cannon Show, which he starred in, directed and executive produced.
Cannon later enjoyed much success on MTV as the creator, producer and host of one of MTV’s highest rated shows, Wild ‘N Out. Originally debuting in 2005, the improv comedy show aired for four consecutive seasons before being revived in July 2013 on MTV2. The show, which just entered into its 7th season, had the highest season premiere debut in the network’s history. Presently he is also host of NBC’s #1 rated show America’s Got Talent which just wrapped their 10th season. Through his highly successful multi-media company NCredible Entertainment, Cannon produces TV and film projects, including Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop (currently in production on its 2nd season), The Nickelodeon HALO Awards (entering it’s 7th annual production), TeenNick Top 10, as well as Oxygen’s Like A Boss (debuting January 2016).
On the film side, Cannon made his first appearance on the big screen alongside Will Smith in Men in Black II. Other credits include the classic feature film Drumline and the Emilio Estevez written and directed film Bobby, for which Cannon was awarded the “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the Cannes Film Festival. Cannon recently wrote, directed and produced his first studio film School Dance, and Executive Produced the sequel to Drumline entitled Drumline: A New Beat for VH-1. Cannon recently completed filming the male lead character role in Spike Lee’s new controversial movie Chi’Raq which will be released in theaters December 2015. He also inked 2 multi-year first look television production deals: one with NBC Universal to develop scripted and unscripted fare, and the other with Viacom that focuses on content for kids.
Noted by the New York Times as “one of the most recognizable personalities in teen media,” Cannon also actively serves as the CEO of the teen magazine Celebrity High, as well as Chairman of TeenNick, Nickelodeon’s television network aimed at the teen audience.
While his professional body of work keeps him extremely busy, Cannon has always made the time to use his resources and his voice as a philanthropist to give back to the community and those in need – working with nationally recognized organizations such as Feeding America, Boys and Girls Club, Do Something, Toys for Tots, Stomp Out Bullying, Lupus Foundation of America and The National Kidney Foundation to name a few – in addition to being an active member on the Board of Directors of New York’s St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and running his own Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation.
Stand-up Comedy in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.