Adele Givens was selected for the Queens of Comedy Tour, in 2001 alongside Mo’Nique, Sommore and Laura Hayes and again in 2003 for the Crown Royal Comedy Soul Fest Tour where she was the only female on the tour.
On February 3rd, Adele Givens made her professional stand-up debut at the Regal Theatre in Chicago. With a wildly successful stand-up career, acting career, and a featured spot on Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam,” Adele has made a name for herself in comedy.
Adele jumpstarted her comedy career with the original installment of Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam,” “The All-Stars of Def Comedy Jam” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” It wasn’t long before she made her acting debut, guest-starring in such sitcoms as “Martin,” “Moesha,” “The Steve Harvey Show,”and “The Parkers.” Adele quickly landed a recurring role on “The Tracy Ullman Show” and in 2001, became a series regular on the hit UPN sitcom “The Hughleys,” playing the wise-cracking sister in-law to D.L. Hughley’s character. Loving her newfound tree, Adele branched out to do her very own morning radio show, “The Howard McGee and Adele Givens Morning Show” on Chicago’s #1 rated WGCI. She also landed her first movie role in “The Players Club” and has gone on to star in hit movies such as “Beauty Shop” with Queen Latifah.
HBO offered Adele a chance to do her own HBO half-hourcomedy special and television pilot “The Adele Givens Show.” She also served as cohost of the Source Awards pre-show on UPN. Most recently, Comedy Central caught wind of her phenomenal talent, and offered Adele her own half-hour comedy special “Comedy Central presents: Adele Givens” which premiered in 2006.
Adele was selected for the Queens of Comedy Tour, in 2001 alongside Mo’Nique, Sommore and Laura Hayes and again in 2003 for the Crown Royal Comedy Soul Fest Tour where she was the only female on the tour.
Recently, she’s embarked on her latest endeavor – Spoken Word. An Artistry derived from poetry, the art of spoken word gives new meaning to the term “poetry in motion.”