Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ARNEZ J is Gonna Get Physical at the Stardome!!

Rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians, Arnez J's charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. With the physicality of Jim Carrey, his brand of comedy has dubbed him "The black Jerry Lewis." Arnez currently co-hosts the number one morning radio show in Chicago on WGCI. 

On his own at age 14, Arnez lied about his age to get a job at a gas station to work his way through school. Arnez wanted to be a professional baseball player. A Philadelphia Phillies Farm League pursued him, but that fell through. It was later while working as a flight attendant that Arnez discovered his comedic talent. He realized that he had the ability to keep the passengers and crew laughing and upon encouragement from friends, he made his first attempt at stand-up comedy. After that first night on stage, he knew what he wanted to do. He left his job with the airlines and made the decision to devote all of his time to a career in comedy.

The Harlem Globetrotters recruited Arnez after their scouts saw his very physical comedy routine and his local celebrity basketball game. However, Arnez suffered a minor knee injury that forced him to put his basketball career on hold.

An Atlanta native, Arnez J began working the comedy circuit in Georgia and quickly became one of "HOTLANTA's" funniest newcomers. A finalist in the 1992 "Bay Area Black Comedy Competition," Arnez was immediately noticed by the entertainment industry and was asked to make his first television appearance on Showtime's "Comedy Club Network." Numerous television appearances soon followed including recent appearances on "The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show," "Louie Anderson's Comedy Showcase," Comedy Central's "Make Me Laugh," NBC's "Friday Night Videos," Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam," his own BET "Comic View Grandstand 1/2 Hour Special" and many others. In 2002, Arnez J was named the host of BET's "Comic View" along with comedian Bruce Bruce.

The "Uncle Charlie" dance is a great 
example of Arnez J's physical comedy.

For the last three years, he has also been a headlining comedian on the RJE Urban Comedy Cabaret Tour, which is the longest running, largest and most successful comedy tour in the nation targeted to universities and colleges.

As his career developed, Arnez J branched out into new activities. He toured with actor Billy Dee Williams in a play called The Maintenance Man, playing a nightclub owner, and he performed as an opening act for the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Arnez J moved to Los Angeles, and film seemed to offer the best new potential avenue for his talents. He starred in the independent film Up Against the 8-Ball, and hopes to make more movies.

APRIL 15-17!!

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