Love was born Langston Faizon Santisima in Santiago de Cuba and grew up as a military brat; he was raised in San Diego, California and Newark, New Jersey because of his father's career in the United States Navy. Love got his start as a stand-up comedian and made his acting debut in an Off-Broadway at the age of 19. His motion-picture debut, Bebe's Kids, had him providing the voice of comedian Robin Harris, who died before production began on the film; Love offered a close vocal impression of Harris. He then had a role in The Meteor Man, starring Robert Townsend. Townsend then cast Love in a co-starring role on his sitcom The Parent 'Hood.
He followed up this role with a breakout performance as the drug dealer Big Worm in the 1995 film Friday. Follow-up films have included 3 Strikes, Elf, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Money Talks, Wonderland, The Fighting Temptations, and Idlewild. In 2001, Love guest-starred in the Ludacris single "Freaky Thangs" from the album Word of Mouf. The same year, he made a cameo appearance as a bus driver, in the music video for Lil Jon & The East Side Boys' single "Put Yo Hood Up".
Love co-starred in Couples Retreat (2009), a comedy film chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort. In 2012, he played the role of Stringer Bell in the satirical trailer for The Wire: The Musical. In June of that year, Love started to appear in a series of commercials for the pre-paid wireless provider Boost Mobile, promoting its new 4G phones.
Best known for HBO's Def Comedy Jam & BET's Comicview. T.K. Kirkland is an actor, producer, comedian and writer, known for Strays (1997), Are There Any Questions? (2008), New Jersey Drive (1995) and Birds of a Feather (2012) Good Brutha Bad Brutha (2013)
When actress and comedian Cocoa Brown takes the stage, the world stands still. Brown is undeniably one of the most talented comics and performers of this generation. The Newport News, Virginia native, born Farah Brown, assails her craft with such pass and soul-searching veracity, when she claims a stage the ensuing act is nothing short of a force of a nature. Cocoa Brown audaciously draws from painful reminiscences and hard-knocked lessons, bravely weaving humorous tales that uplift, upend, and upgrade everything you thought you knew about comedy. What drives the comic who female fans nationwide have nicknamed the "The Truth?" The sheer will of a woman who survived the worst life had to offer and is still standing. The fiery performer, whose credits include Tyler Perry's critically acclaimed comedy series "For Better or Worse" on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network and a national commercial spot for Progressive Insurance Company, has assembled an extensive body of work. A career that began as an advertising associate for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus and a writer for various sketch comedy shows proved confining for the dynamic performer. She honed her writing and creativity to pursue her dream of being a stand-up comic. A decade later Brown had nearly mastered the art of comedy. She harnessed its essence and purpose, performing on top rated comedy shows including BET's "Comic View" and "One Mic Stand", and "Showtime at the Apollo". Today, she exemplifies mind-blowing humor, daring drama and contemporary reality wrapped in a boundlessly energetic package. Whether she is performing in honor of the incomparable Richard Pryor or acting in films such as "Lakeview Terrace" with Samuel L. Jackson, Brown exudes skill and discipline. Those characteristics, along with her chilling story of struggle and redemption, inspired Tyler Perry to create "Single Moms Club", a feature film that casts the accomplished actress in the leading role. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in 2014. The comedy veteran and rising star, fueled by Perry's powerful vote of confidence, is ramping up her ambitions in a relentless mission to become the performer many people doubted but even more admire. With a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild award under her belt, Brown has her sights set on an Oscar, an Emmy and a Pulitzer Prize. She is writing a revealing autobiography and producing her highly anticipated one-woman show, "Confessions of a Suicidal Diva". The lovable, down-to-earth celebrity and proud new mom keeps T.V. audiences tuning in every week for an intoxicating dose of Cocoa infused humor. She also captivates audiences worldwide at renowned comedy venues. Her creative writing and meticulously produced sets coupled with the ever-changing hairstyles and gutsy sense of fashion ignites rousing, protracted standing ovations. Yet, amid such explosive success, Brown admits she desires very little. "I want audiences to connect with my story and in the course of that journey find their own. That is my inspiration, my peace. I am in a good place now. I am finally learning how to love myself and I am comfortable in my own skin. Most importantly, I am not afraid to use my voice." That is certainly a good thing. That beautiful, husky, unapologetic and very funny voice will no doubt, change the world.
• BLACK-ISH on ABC
• ANGIE TRIBECA on TBS
• BARBERSHOP 3
• CONAN on TBS
Deon plays the hilarious co-worker Charlie, on ABC's hit comedy BLACK-ISH. Deon can also be seen as one of the lead roles in TBS's ANGIE TRIBECA created by Nancy and Steve Carell, and in the feature film BARBERSHOP 3. He continues to be a featured guest correspondent on CONAN where he was also a two time Emmy Nominated writer. As a comedian for over 20 years, Deon has done standup on SHAQ's ALL STAR COMEDY JAM on SHOWTIME and has been featured on Kevin Hart's HART-BEAT TOUR, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Laffapalooza, Def Comedy Jam and his own standup special on Comedy Central, COLE BLOODED SEMINAR.
Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in domestic box office, an average of nearly $50-million per outing. As a standup comedian, he is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend.
Wayans can next be seen starring in the NBC sitcom “Marlon,” loosely based on his life. “Marlon” is a family comedy centered around a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife, played by Essence Atkins. He last starred in FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK, which he also wrote and executive-produced, in January 2016. Directed by Michael Tiddes, the film co-starred Mike Epps and Kali Hawk. In 2015, he hosted the hit NBC show “I Can Do That!,” a comedy/variety series where six celebrities are asked to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn’t even know they had.
In 2014, Wayans starred in the Open Road Films comedy A HAUNTED HOUSE 2, the sequel to the hilarious and successful film, A HAUNTED HOUSE, which had a budget of $2-million and grossed $18.1-million on the opening weekend. Wayans produced A HAUNTED HOUSE, as well as A HAUNTED HOUSE 2. The sequel, directed by Michael Tiddes, is now available on DVD. Wayans starred alongside Gabriel Iglesias, Essence Atkins and Jamie Pressly. The film is a parody of the "found footage" genre, such as the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise and THE DEVIL INSIDE.
On the small screen, Wayans starred in and created the TBS hit comedy competition series “Funniest Wins.” In 2014, he embarked on a national comedy tour with his brothers Keenan, Damon and Shawn Wayans. This marked the first standup tour for the four Wayans Brothers in many years.
Wayans has also launched the online venture, What The Funny, with internet serial entrepreneur and Funny Or Die co-founder Randy Adams. What The Funny serves up urban comedy from established and emerging comedians, writers and actors through its web site at WhatTheFunny.com.
Wayans is commonly recognized for his role as ‘Marcus Copeland’ in Columbia Pictures’ 2004 hit comedy WHITE CHICKS, opposite Shawn Wayans, Jamie King and Terry Crews. The film was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and grossed $69 million in the United States. He also starred alongside Shawn Wayans and Regina Hall in Dimension Films’ horror comedy spoof films SCARY MOVIE and SCARY MOVIE 2, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.
Wayans’ additional film credits include the Columbia Pictures comedy MO’ MONEY; New Line Cinema’s drama ABOVE THE RIM; Miramax’s parody film DON’T BE A MENACE TO SOUTH CENTRAL WHILE DRINKING YOUR JUICE IN THE HOOD; Touchstone Pictures’ THE SIXTH MAN; Miramax’s SENSELESS; DUNGEONS & DRAGONS; Darren Aronofsky’s hit drama REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, opposite Jared Leto and Jennifer Connolly; The Coen Brothers’ THE LADYKILLERS, opposite Tom Hanks; BEHIND THE SMILE; Columbia Pictures’ LITTLE MAN; DreamWorks’ NORBIT, opposite Eddie Murphy; Paramount Pictures and MTV’s parody film DANCE FLICK; Paramount’s G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, opposite Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; 20th Century Fox’s MARMADUKE; and the hit comedy THE HEAT, opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
Additionally, Wayans has appeared on several popular television programs, including Fox’s “In Living Color,” Adult Swim’s “Childrens Hospital,” BET’s “Second Generation Wayans,” and The WB’s “The Wayans Bros.”, which was the highest rated comedy on The WB.
Born from the streets of Long Beach, California, Scruncho’s unique brand of comedy and his relentless drive inspired Vibe Magazine to dub him “King of the Underground”. Scruncho has used his gritty and honest style of comedy to rise among the ranks in comedy clubs throughout the country. Beginning his comedy career at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, he has gone on to tour with some of the top comedians in the industry including Eddie Griffin, Mike Epps, Katt Williams and Cedric the Entertainer.
Leveraging his experience as a stand up comedian, Scruncho turned his focus to television where he appeared as a cast member on Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out, BET’s Comic View, 1st Amendment, Laffapalooza with Jamie Foxx and commercials for iPod and Del Taco. His comedic timing and talent for improvisation also landed him roles on MTV’s sketch comedy, Short Circuit, as well as BET’s sketch comedy Comic View Players.
As an actor, Scruncho has appeared in a number of feature films including Stompin’, Boss’n Up, Rude Boy, The Watermelon Heist, For da Love of Money, and How High. His upcoming features include The Secret starring Nas, The Post Office starring Master P and Internet Dating starring Katt Williams.
Scruncho also toured nationally with Vivica A. Fox, Boris Kudjoe and Malik Yoba in the hit stage play, Whatever She Wants, where he appeared on Broadway at Radio City Music Hall. He is currently working on his one-man show where Scruncho does what he does best…turns pain into laughter. It is a comedic view of his strained relationship with his father entitled All I Needed Was a Hug.
The Stand Up For Pits Foundation is thrilled to be bringing Stand Up For Pits back to Baltimore!
The SUFP Foundation is dedicated to ending abuse, discrimination and saving the lives of pitbull “type" dogs. This "type" of dog based soley on appearance is the target of extreme abuse, bans and has been falsely vilified for over 3 decades. Stand Up For Pits events help us to educate, advocate and save lives. Pitbull type dogs are born inherently good and deserve to be protected, respected and treated with compassion and without prejudice like all life deserves.
These events sell out around the country, save countless lives and continue to raise national and international awareness. We support other pitbull “type" dog rescues around the country. Tara's House will be participating this year! They will be bringing available Pibbles for adoption, selling merchandise and will receive 100% of proceeds from the silent auction. Tickets benefit the Stand Up For Pits Foundation.
We are all in this together and there is much work that needs to be done. We thank you all for your dedication to being the voice of the voiceless and being part of the solution to saving lives and look so forward to seeing you all in Baltimore and please don't forget to bring some much needed shelter supplies for local shelter animals!
To learn more about the Stand Up For Pits Foundation go to standupforpits.us
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VIP Stand Up For Pits description
-1 free drink (does not include your 2 drink minimum)
-Preferred priority seating wherever you'd like to sit.
-Signed Show Your Soft Side poster.
-Meet and Greet with Rebecca and Angel after the show.
HIPPO Adoption 4-7pm
SUFP Donation Drive 4-7pm
Silent Auction 5-10pm
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