24 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Comedians

Posted On: March 12, 2019
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24 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Comedians


1. Bill Bellamy invented the phrase ‘booty call’

bill bellamy

2. Sommore was a former algebra teacher in ATL


3. Dave Chappelle’s production company name, ‘Pilot Boy Productions’ was inspired by the numerous failed pilots he’s starred in

dave chappelle

4. Katt Williams real name is ‘Micah Sierra Williams’

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5. Martin ‘Fitzgerald’ Lawrence is named after Martin Luther King Jr. & President John F. Kennedy

martin lawrence

6. Chris Rock has three brothers also in the comedy industry; Tony, Kenny & Jordan

chris rock

7. Richard Pryor inspired SNL’s ‘5 second delay’

richard pryor

8. Eddie Murphy has 10 children; one with former Spice Girl, Mel B

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9. Mike Epps grew up with 10 brothers & sisters

mike epps

10. DC Young Fly’s forehead tattoo ‘DC’ is in honor of his late brother, ‘Da Crew’ (Richie Whitfield)

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11. Lavell Crawford had a near-death experience at age 10

lavell crawford

12. Eddie Griffin studied biological engineering @ Kansas State University

eddie griffin

13. Cedric The Entertainer’s stage name was almost ‘Cheerio’

cedric the entertainer

14. Tiffany Haddish used to work in customer service for Alaska Airlines

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15. Kevin Hart’s stage name used to be ‘Lil Kev The Bastard’

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16. Jess Hilarious is only 5’ 2” (shorter than Kevin Hart)

jess hilarious

17. Chico Bean’s stage name, ‘Chico’ was given to him by his uncle

chico bean

18. Karlous Miller used to be a firefighter

karlous miller

19. DeRay Davis’ brother, ‘Steph Jones’ is an R&B singer/song-writer (once signed to Def Jam)

deray davis

20. D.L. Hughley used to be a member of the Bloods in his youth

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21. Sheryl Underwood served in the U.S. Armed Forces

sheryl underwood

22. Tracy Morgan was discovered by Martin Lawrence’s ex-wife while performing his stand-up @ Apollo Theater

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23. Marlon Wayans attended Howard University

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24. Lil Rel was nicknamed after his older cousin, ‘Darrel’ (who he reminded people of during his high school basketball career)

lil rel

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