Originally from Detroit, comedian, actor, writer and (sometimes) director Tony T. Roberts has been blessed with the coveted honor of being the, “Comedians-comedian.” The guy other performers love to watch work.
Tony has entertained audiences in some of the nations hottest comedy arenas including: Caroline’s, The Boston Comedy Club in New York City; The Peppermint Lounge in New Jersey; All Jokes Aside in both Chicago and Detroit; and The Comedy Act Theater in Los Angeles, just to name a few. But Tony’s television debut was on HBO’s “DEF COMEDY JAM”, followed by, “IT’S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO” and “BET’S COMICVIEW.”
Tony’s hilarious and refreshing energetic comedy style has granted him respect and created a huge demand for him on the comedy circuit, here in the states and abroad. Legendary comedian and sitcom director, David Steinberg, acclaimed Tony as, “A breakout talent” after witnessing Tony’s stand-up act and casting him as the lead in a series of funny burger king commercials he directed.
Early on, Tony received BET’s, ROBIN HARRIS AWARD, for Most Original Comic. Soon after, HBO noticed the rising star and sent him to feature at the 11th Annual U.S. Comedy Festival in Aspen Colorado. Tony was then asked to return to the stage for HBO, this time due to popular demand from his initial performance on HBO’s “DEF COMEDY JAM.” Roberts would later appear in the season premiere of Russell Simmons Presents, Comedy at the El Rey for Comedy Central. Shortly after, Showtime Network and Salient Media placed their stamp of approval on Tony and agreed to tape and air his one-hour comedy special, WIRED!, which aired in January 2010 to the highest sales in the comedy special genre of the year for Salient Media. The DVD is currently featured in Walmart’s across the nation. No Stranger to TV and Film, as an actor Tony has toured with a major theatre play, been cast in a sketch-comedy pilot for CBS entitled, JUST ADD WATER and has appeared in half a dozen movies. Tony recently hosted the VH1 pilot “Dance Slam Cam,” and landed Guest Lead in “Nite Tales” for BET as well as sat on the couch as a featured guest on The Monique Show.
Tony was also featured and three season of the hit sitcom “Mr. Box Office. Keep an eye out for Tony Roberts… America’s next great talent!!!!