You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has out hustled Marcus Banks over the last few years on the comedy circuit. From local host to being backed by one of the most powerful machines in the entertainment industry today, Marcus Banks has paid his dues, at all costs. Inspired by real life situations, he has poured his soul into comedy providing quality every time he hits the stage, be it as headliner or as a supporting act. His story is very real, and his goals, even realer. Parlé with me as I introduce you to the pride and joy of Lincoln Avenue, Specialyst Entertainments’/ Muscle Managements’ own Marcus Banks.
Creative, beautiful, entertaining, and accomplished, those are just some of the adjectives you can use to describe the lovely Tiffany Haddish. As a comedian her credentials speak for themselves, and as a person her aura exudes nothing but welcoming and positive energy. Underneath it all, she has a back story that has without a doubt shaped her work ethic, pushing her to be who she is today. With her recent appearance on Arsenio Hall adding to her recurring role on Real Husbands of Hollywood, to say that she has arrived is absolutely an understatement.
Comedian Kyle Grooms is ready for some laughs. Being in the comedy game for many years, he has seen what it’s like to woo a crowd and when to know that you have bombed. That doesn’t deter him from doing what he loves and what he has made a career out of. Hailing from Elizabeth, NJ, the comedian has become a regular on the New York City comedy scene. Kyle has performed at New York's top comedy clubs, including Caroline’s, Comic Strip, Comedy Cellar and Gotham. He has also taken part in and been featured on P-Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy, Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Byron Allen Show, BET Comic View, and Red Carpet Fashion. Parlé Magazine caught up with Kyle as he performed at The Laugh Tour at Art House Productions in Jersey City to chat with the comedian about his growth and the comedy industry.
Benji Brown is by all accounts a veteran in the comedy industry. He has done it all: Stand-up, TV, Radio,DVDs and Commercials. You may have seen him on Comic View (BET), Wild n'Out (MTV) or 1st Amendment Stand Up (Starz). His laugh-out-loud, gut busting humor is filled with “aha!” moments and will have you craving for the next punchline. He blends his strong opinions and life perspectives seamlessly into comedic fun that everyone can enjoy. Benji's humor is not just about telling 'jokes', but actually relating to his audience on a different level while just happening to be hilarious! After speaking with Benji, I definitely look forward to when it warms up in NYC so that he can come to perform!
Everyone likes to laugh, right? Well I introduce to you Omar Thompson, NYC’s newest comedic star! Omar was born and raised in Harlem and got his start in comedy 6 years ago while a student at Post University. He has performed at Caroline’s, Stand Up NY, The Improv, NY Comedy and the Apollo Theater. You may have also seen him on TV One's I Got the Hookup, BET's One Mic Stand, MTV’s Yo Momma or The Tyra Banks Show. He is also CEO of Fortune 500, his very own entertainment company.