Comedian - Sommore
"A force to be reckoned with in the New Millennium." - Oprah Winfrey
Audiences across America acknowledge Sommore, the Trenton , New Jersey born comedic actress, as the "Diva of Contemporary Comedy" and the "Queen of Hip - Hop Comedy". She offers audiences a hilarious, piercing look at today's issues from the perspective of a woman who lives and loves life. She has been dubbed the new Whoopi Goldberg (With a lot of makeup) meets Joan Rivers (With a deep tan), and has emerged as one of America 's top glorified comedic performers, consistently she provides her audiences with entertaining relief concerning the realities of everyday life. With a sharp wit and cutting sarcasm, Sommore speaks about the things that most women only think about, but never say.
"Comedy is an expressive art; it's not what you say, it's how you say it." says Sommore, "Funny is funny regardless of color".
Sarcasm coupled with realism empowers Sommore to express her point of view about how one needs to live life in today's world. Her mannerisms are laid back, but beneath her unadulterated style and grace lies an explosive sense of humor. Sommore is always ready to tell it like it is whenever a situation demands a candid approach.
Being a true woman of the New Millennium, Sommore's comedic style is centered on everyday scenarios that she and those in her audiences experience. Her views represents that importance of being able to freely express herself first and foremost to think intelligently, and always represent herself with style, grace, and class. Women love to flock to her comedy concerts just to see "What My Girl Sommore is Gonna Wear Next.". With a golden brown complexion, brick house body, closely trimmed hair style, and runway looks, her energetic live stage performances and television appearances have made her a widely recognized face among the masses. Her success is well deserved.
Her live stage performances and TV appearances have made her a widely recognized face, hosting including Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, BET's Live From LA, and Showtime At The Apollo. In 1995, Sommore's classic stand-up act earned her the Richard Pryor Award for "Comic Of The Year". As the winner of this prestigious award, she became the first female host of BET's long running comedy series "Comic View" following the likes of D.L. Hughley and Cedric "The Entertainer". She hosted the show for one year, which brought her into millions of homes daily. Also in that year, over 20 million viewers got to see Sommore's brilliant stand - up comedy first hand when billionaire entrepreneur and top rated talk show host ,Oprah Winfrey, handpicked her to appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show". Appearing on the show was a milestone in her career; Oprah dubbed Sommore as "A force to be reckoned with in the New Millennium".
Sommore is only one of a few comics that has been on Four (4) major comedy concert tours throughout her career. In 2000, Sommore joined the highly successful "Queens of Comedy Tour" along with comediennes Adele Givens, Monique, and Miss Laura Hayes. The tour garnered Sommore a wider fan base and got her registered in Guinness' Book of World Records as being the first female comedienne to perform for over 44,000 people in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia Dome when Latham Entertainment showcased both the "Kings and Queens of Comedy". Never has any other female comedienne accomplished that. In 2001, The Queens of Comedy movie was the highest rated special in the history of the Showtime Entertainment Network. The female quartet appeared in a Queens of Comedy special, which aired on Showtime on January 27, 2001 . The specials rated higher than any other special on the network that year. In a marketing coup, Paramount Home Video simultaneously released and promoted The Original Kings of Comedy and the Queens of Comedy on VHS and DVD in February 2001. The accompanying soundtrack for this project was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Comedy Album category in 2001.
Also in 2001, she was added as a headliner to the Seventh (7 th ) annual RJE Comedy Cabaret Tour, www.comediandepot.com , which is the longest running and largest comedy tour catering to colleges/ universities consisting of over 300 colleges and universities.
In 2002, Sommore joined another Latham Entertainment tour dubbed "Latham Entertainment presents." along with comedians Bruce Bruce (Former Host of BET's "Comic View" and the Motion Picture "The Wash", J. Anthony Brown (Motion Picture "Drumline" and the nationally syndicated talk show "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" , Rickey Smiley (Former Host of BET's "Comic View" and the Motion Picture "Friday After Next", and Earthquake (BET's "Comic View").
Other noteworthy accomplishments for Sommore include several appearances on ABC and UPN's comedy sitcom "The Hughley's", UPN's "The Parkers", ABC's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Mahar", Female Rapper Trina's rap video "Be All Right", HBO's "SNAPS". Rapper/Actor Busta Rhymes even penned a song after her, entitled, "Gimme Sommore".
Now living on both coasts, Sommore focuses on her comedy act as well as her acting career, always entertaining with different characters in feature films and television sitcoms in the likes of her sister, actress Nia Long (Motion Pictures "Love Jones", "Boyz In The Hood", "Big Momma House", and "Friday"). Sommore made her movie debut on Ice Cube's third Friday Movie, "Friday After Next". She portrayed a sassy waitress named "Cookie". She co - starred with veteran actors and comics: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Don "DC" Curry, Rickey Smiley, and John Witherspoon.
She, a favorite also at the famed New York comedy mecca, Caroline's On Broadway, continues to perform to sold - out audiences across the nation, earning the distinct reputation of being one of the only female comics accepted into the "Boys Club" of stand - up comedy. In 2000 and 2001, Sommore was the highest grossing female comedienne in the country. Her diverse fan base continutes to grow. She receives over 10,000 hits per month on her website and the college/ university website www.comediandepot.com . Her immense talents have earned her the title of "The Queen of Hip - Hop Comedy" as she always leaves her audiences wanting "Sommore".
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