Brandon T. Jackson (born March 7, 1984) is an actor, rapper, writer, and comedian. He starred on the show Wild ‘N Out with Nick Cannon, and in the films; Roll Bounce as Junior, Tropic Thunder as Alpa Chino, Percy Jackson as Grover Underwood and Lottery Ticket as Benny. He also played 17-year-old Trent Pierce in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (the sequel to Big Momma’s House 2).
Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger in winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes.
From his early role as host for two seasons of BET’s “Comic View” to his many appearances on tv and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that has found his mark in the business. Bruce headlined the 2008 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature “Idlewild,” appeared in the Larry the Cable Guy-starrer “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” with Ice Cube in Columbia Pictures’ “XXX: State of the Union” and in the Screen Gems comedy “Think Like a Man,” Paramount’s Chris Rock directed “Top Five,” He most recently appeared in two big screen comedies, “The Trap,” starring Mike Epps, Universal Picture’s, “Undercover Brother 2,” and you can catch Bruce starring with Loretta Devine in the Netflix “Family Reunion” comedy series. Bruce is one of the nation’s favorite standup comedians and can currently be seen on two national tours, “LIT-AF Tour” with Martin Lawrence, The Real Mike Epps Tour, and in selected clubs and theatres.
In addition to standup comedy, film and tv, Bruce Bruce can also add author to his list of credits. Bruce released his first book “Baby James Brown” from Penguin Publishing. Within these pages you will find hilarious stories from his childhood and learn more about what makes Bruce Bruce one of the most popular comedians in the business today. Bruce’s comedy can actually be traced back to when he was working as a chef directly out of high school. He would entertain his customers with his humor while cooking up mean BBQ dishes. Bruce also worked as a FritoLays salesman and did everything from shelf placement to performing his comedy sets during their corporate meetings. Eventually, Bruce brought his comedy routine to the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta and was an instant hit.
When BET’s Coast to Coast came to town searching for new and talented stand-up comedians, Bruce would pursue the opportunity to appear on the show and would incessantly audition at each club in the area. Ultimately, he appeared on the show three times. In 1993, Bruce made his first appearance on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam; followed quickly by an impressive appearance on the Showtime at the Apollo hosted by Steve Harvey in 1994. Bruce was asked back to the Apollo two more time in 1995.
His career skyrocketed from there. After receiving the highest ratings ever as the Host of “BET’s 10th Anniversary Comic View” for two seasons, Bruce returned to the BET family as the two-time host “Coming to the Stage.” Bruce went on to star in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which he followed with a release of his one-hour comedy special DVD “Bruce Bruce Live”(2003) and more recently on “Losin’ It” (Showtime 2011).
On the big screen, Bruce has created crazy characters like the “Lime Pimp” in Hair Show starring Mo ‘Nique, and “Dewayne” the lovable security guard in The Wash starring Snoop Dog and Dr Dre. He also appeared as Larry’s buddy, “Big Shug,” in the Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, XXX: State of the Union, hilarious “Maitre D” in the Mike Epps’s The Trap and as the memorable “Golf Ball Eddie” in Who’s Your Caddy. On the small screen, Bruce recently turned a small role as “Brother Davis” into a hilarious foil for Loretta Devine’s character in “Family Reunion.” Bruce’s bigger than life personality has transcended his personality onto the music video scene as well. He has made guest appearances in videos with Ludacris and the Ying Yang Twins (after being named in their hit song “Salt Shaker”). He appeared in the monstrous 1996 summer hit “Come On Ride the Train (Ride It)” by Quad City DJs and can also be seen in Outkast’s music video “So Fresh, So Clean.” Most recently, Bruce appears with Anthony Anderson in the KEM music video, “You’re On My Mind.”
Bruce’s memorable festival appearances include the prestigious, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in both Chicago (2009) and Montreal (2000 /2003/2008), Laffapalooza in Atlanta, GA (1999-2002) and the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen (2002). You can currently find Bruce guest-starrring on the Netflix Original comedy series “Family Reunion,” with Loretta Devine (2020), Syfy’s “Superstition,” “Showtime at the Apollo (2018),” in his DVD release, “Losin’ It: Live from Boston,” “Shaquille O’Neal’s Comedy All Stars” (Showtime 2018) and in constant reruns of “Comic View” on BET. When not performing in comedy clubs across the country, Bruce spends his time at home with his extended family in Atlanta. He is also extremely dedicated to his incredible car collection, which includes two Harley Davidson trucks and four Buick muscle cars, among others.
It doesn’t take long to fall in love with the comedic humor of Darren Fleet. Fleet is making waves in the comedy world and if you’re smart, you’ll want to ride this one.
Fleet was born in 1990, in South Boston, VA about 100 miles south of Richmond. Early on, he became somewhat fascinated with the comedians he would see on the small screen. “I watched people such as the late greats Nipsey Russell and Bernie Mac to Katt Williams and Sommore to name a few. I thought to myself, I want to be like them when I grow up and make people laugh,” says Fleet.
Fast forward to now, and that’s exactly what Fleet has been doing. He has performed live with the likes of Rickey Smiley, Karlous Miller, and the cast of Wild’ N Out amongst others. “Overall, it’s been great, because I’ve been able to share the stage with some of my favorite comedians,” explains Fleet.
Fleet has also been fortunate enough to showcase his talents at the BET Awards, Essence Festival, CIAA All-Star Weekend and Bronner Bros Hair Convention. If comedy isn’t enough to keep him busy, he has decided to throw his hat into the acting arena.
Fleet has built a following of more than 2 million followers on social media alone through his Instagram (www.instagram/lovedarrenfleet) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/darrenfleetcomedian) with his humorous rants on various aspects of everyday life.
Washington DC’s own comedian, actor and voice-artist, Earthquake earned a strong fan-base in stand-up comedy via programming platforms fueled by BET, HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and more.
Born Nathaniel Stroman, ‘Quake’ (as he’s known by fans), entered America’s households on the classic run of BET’s ‘Comic View’ and HBO’s comedic rites of passage program, ‘Def Comedy Jam’. Pointedly, Earthquake wowed audiences with one of his most memorable performances for HBO’s coveted 30-minute comedy special series, ‘One Night Stand’. While becoming one of the hottest properties of the standup comedy circuit, Earthquake filmed a string of comedy specials. The specials include, ‘About Got Damm Time’, ‘Walter Latham Presents’, ‘From the Outhouse to the Whitehouse’ and more recently, ‘These Ain’t Jokes’ which premiered on the Showtime Network. Quake’s fans also enjoy an extensive cluster of comedy content collector’s DVD’s as well such as the ‘Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam’ DVD Collections.
In addition to televised comedy specials, Comedian Earthquake has enjoyed a string of cameo appearances on primetime television as well. He is mostly known for his recurring role as the beloved ‘Uncle Mike’ from the hit sitcom, ‘Everybody Hates Chris’. His past appearances also include hit sitcom, ‘The Game’ and reality program spoof, ‘The Husbands of Hollywood’. More recently, he made a guest appearance on Bounce Network’s, ‘In the Cut’ and the Wanda Sykes produced ‘Face Value’ airing on the BET Network. Currently, Earthquake can be seen in a string of cameo’s on Cedric The Entertainer’s sitcom, ‘The Neighborhood’, Fox Television’s, ‘Rel’ and Comedy Central’s, ‘South Side’. He has also blessed the talk show circuit with appearances on ABC’s ‘The View’, Fox Television’s ‘The Real’, TBS’s ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ and many more; however, his most memorable appearances were on ‘Howard Stern’ and HBO’s, ‘Bill Maher’.
Earthquake has enjoyed the film arena as well. His film credits include animated favorite ‘Barnyard’, ‘Something Like a Business’ with Kevin Hart, ‘Getting Played’ with Vivica Fox, Ice Cube’s ‘The Longshots’ and the Kevin Smith cult classic ‘Clerks II’ with a recent appearance in Mario Van Peebles indie-project, ‘Armed’. As an extension of his film work, Quake has provided voicing for global brands Nike and Beats by Dre respectively.
Presently, Earthquake can be heard on Monday through Wednesday on the Sirius XM radio show ‘Quakeshouse’ for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio. Earthquake resides in Los Angeles and continues to thrive on the comedy circuit and remains a favorite among top tier stand-up comedy talent. As he prepares for this forthcoming comedy special, Quake will continue to make television appearances giving his fans glimpses of his work on popular programming.
At a time when we occasionally cross paths with insolent “Karens,” it’s nice to know that some real good Karens exist. National headlining comedians Karen Mills and Karen Morgan join together to bring you an evening of comedy filled with lots of laughter and zero toxic behavior. They both bring a different hilarious point of view to this clever and clean comedy show.
Stand-up Comedy in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.