Here are some red carpet pics of The CHI. This opportunity came out of nowhere having my first co-star role on a major TV network. Thanks to everyone who was involve from casting director all the way to the director all the way to security and especially to the make up department who I spend the most time with. Big shout out to Lena Waithe, Justin Mitchell and Common Sense. It was a great show and a great learning experience and a great staff. Where ever you are in the world check out The CHI on Showtime. Sundays!
Red carpet selfie but Im really taking a picture of Lena Waithe who is behind me.
Justin Mitchell who kills The Chi but crushes MudBound!! Also crushes The Chi!
Lena Waithe doing interviews, which she has been doing a ton of lately…..
Me having fun with Paparazzi
Moving to LA was hard because I was uninvited. Nobody knew who I was when I arrived. My first comedic milestone in the city was sleeping in my car. That sounds odd, but it was the start of my journey in LA. It’s possible to feel like a king with nothing but a backseat for a bed – because at least I was giving the things I loved a real shot.
I started like most comedians do – performing three-minute club open-mic showcases. Despite being told to change my style to something that would be more sellable, I followed my gut and stuck to my guns. Over time, those three minute sets became thirty minute sets. I went on to win competitions in 2011 and 2012. By 2013 I had performed twice on cable television. And last year I got my first late night set on TV. So here’s my next big milestone. Tuesday October the 13th 2015, all those three minute sets and competitions – the uncomfortable naps in my car, on couches, on floors – TUESDAY October 13th, 2015 I broke into national television.
I was on Jimmy Kimmel Live!!!!
Of course it’s only four minutes but it took years to get here and I want you all to know this – I couldn’t have done it without you – all of you. THANK YOU!!! A special thank you to Jimmy Kimmel and his staff for the opportunity. I want to thank all the clubs and show bookers that allowed me to grace their stages. Thanks to all the audiences for laughing, and the comedy community. I’d love for you to tune in tonight. If you like my set, please tell your friends – and hopefully we will move on to bigger and better things. And if you know someone sleeping in their car, whose has a little dream, please share this message with them. Because if I can make it from my backseat and somehow get on stage in front of one of the best talk show hosts of our generation – anyone can!! I will post the performance video next!!