Already immensely popular with urban audiences, mainstream audiences are now getting their chance to catch this red-hot comedian. Earthquake is currently touring with the Latham Entertainment Presents Comedy Tour. The tour makes its stop in major venues across the country through the Spring and Fa.!1 of 2003. Earthquake receives top billing along with comedic heavyweights D.L. HUGHLEY, J. ANTHONY BROWN, SOMMORE, RICKEY SMILEY and BRUCE BRUCE. This promises to be the comedy show to catch in 2003 - Walter Latham, producer of the tour, was the talented producer behind the Kings of Comedy as well.
In addition to the tour I Comedy Central recently premiered Comedy Central Presents: Earthquake I Earthquake's half-hour comedy special which he taped in New York. The special premiered on the comedy network on March 7th. He was also a special invited stand up guest this past April 18th on the Bill Maher's new politically-skewed talk show on HBO Real Time with Bill Maher. Receiving the first standing ovation from the studio audience since the show's debut I Earthquake's set rocked the crowd.
later this year. Earthquake spent ten years in the Air Force before embarking on his fast-rising comedy career. Enlisted as a sergeant in the Air Force, Earthquake was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach and found his funny while performing stand-up onstage at the military's well known talent show "Tops & Blues." Recognizing he may have found his comedic niche, Earthquake took his comedy outside the military as well and began performing in comedy clubs & rooms in the southern U.S.
A move to Atlanta was next, where Earthquake pursued comedy full time and found that working in comedy club as well as owning them was the way to go. He opened the Uptown Comedy Corner and Earthquake's Comedy Corner II which became known for introducing hot talent in Atlanta, and bringing in established comic talent from all over the country.
His straight-ahead humor resonated with his audiences, and Earthquake was asked to join the Def Comedy Jam circuit on the road. He later made the move to L.A. and made several appearances on BETs "ComicView" during its early years,alongside D.L. Hughley I Cedric the Entertainer and a few other of today's best comedians who were also making their mark. Quake made quite an impression on BET, and they quickly offered him his own 1 Hour Comedy Special. His slam dunk comedic style has won him coveted spots on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", VH. l's "The List" as well as a guest appearance earlier this year on "Mad TV." He appeared on stage at the BET Awards earlier this year with Ludacris and was personally requested as a headlining comedian for Magic Johnson's "Midsummer Night's Magic Weekend" comedy show.
His charm and good nature are apparent as he delivers his straight-ahead humor. Yet Earthquake pulls no punches, touching on a variety of topics in his comedy act. The entertainment industry is taking notice of this sure hit comedian. He has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, and earlier this year headlined at the Aspen Comedy Festival winning laughs from sold out crowds and new fan Whoopi Goldberg. Executives at Comedy Central noticed Earthquake's wide appeal and signed him to his own half hour Comedy Central Presents special.
He is also a talented actor. He toured as a principal in the play "Listen to Your Woman," for which the Washington Post praised him as a talented newcomer.
Earthquake currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.
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