Comedian Deon Cole: Conan Writer/Performer at Jokes & Notes
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The last date listed for Comedian Deon Cole was Friday June 8, 2012 / 10:30pm.
Deon Cole is originally from the south side of Chicago. He is one of the most requested headlining comedians in the club and college circuit nation wide. He is also a successful actor, having appeared in MTV’s Short Circuitz and Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon, as well as Barbershop 1 and 2. As a standup, he has been featured on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Laffapalooza, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam_, BET’s Comic View_, NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo, BBC’s The World Stands Up, and STARZ’ Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment. Deon also had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central which premiered in 2007.
After Deon’s standup appearance on The Tonight Show_, he was offered a job as a staff writer for the show and has since made multiple appearances as a commentator and sketch performer on the show. TV Guide declared, “A Star is Born” after Deon’s commentary pieces kept growing as a bit on the show. He is currently a featured act on Conan O’Brien’s The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.
Deon has been a featured comic in the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. He was a finalist in NBC’s Stand-Up for Diversity Showcase and he won BET’s_ Robin Harris Award_ for most original comic. He has been part of several tours including the_ Cole-Cola World European Tour for the Troops_ (Germany, Amsterdam, Belgium, Japan, & Korea), the BET Comedy Tour_, the Def Jam Tour_, the Budweiser Superfest R. Kelly Tour and the_ Mary J. Blige Tour_. Deon’s charismatic personality and original style make him one of the most popular performers in the comedy scene today.