Comedian Marcus Combs at The Laugh lounge
$7.50 - $10*
$15 - $20
Born and raised in Chicago, Marcus Combs has always loved to clown around; especially in school. Marcus was also a great athlete. He received a football scholarship at the University of Langston in Oklahoma. Marcus got his first stand-up comedy opportunity there. The hit HBO Def Comedy Jam performed a show at his school. Adele Givens, the host, took the stage and asked, Is there anyone here who thinks they are funny and wants to be on Def Comedy Jam now is the time to come forward. His heart jumped and the football players told him, go ahead, get up there. Marcus was only 17 years old. He walked on the stage, nervous and laughing. He improved a five-minute set, where he talked about the players on the team. The audience loved it and Adel told him, If you don't graduate you damn sure could be a comedian. Shortly after, tragedy happened. While riding in the backseat of a car, a car involved in a high-speed police chase crashed right where Marcus was sitting; it's a good thing he was not wearing a seat belt or else he would have died. He was hospitalized for three months and lost his football scholarship. He laid there wondering what he was going to do with his life. Then he heard a radio commercial promoting an open mic at All Jokes Aside, a comedy club. After he healed from his accident, he went to the comedy club and that's when his comedy career began.
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