"OH NO, IT'S DWAYNE KENNEDY!"
I recorded this EP in November of '15, at the "Say It Loud" comedy show run by my guy, Comedian James Brown, Jr., in Grand Rapids, MI. I'd been threatening to release a cd for years but even though I recorded a million shows, something was always stopping me from releasing them. Either the sound wasn't right, the material wasn't right, the audience wasn't right, the "this" wasn't right or the "that" wasn't right. But what I finally realized is that mostly...my mind wasn't right. Well guess what?...it still isn't. I'm still on the obsessive/compulsive tip and the procrastination tip and the hyper self critical tip and the...So I decided to stop stopping my self and step aside and let me through.
Hope you enjoy it!
“This Chicago native is versatile, but he’s also funny as heck and is not afraid to be satirical, philosophical, and political. He absolutely feeds on hypocrisy, and did we mention he’s funny as heck? It’s true.”
– The Detroit Metro Times
WHO IS DWAYNE KENNEDY?
DWAYNE KENNEDY is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer whose TV writing credits include The Arsenio Hall Show (CBS), The Orlando Jones Show (FX), and the critically acclaimed FX/FXX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
His debut stand-up comedy EP, “OH NO, IT’S DWAYNE KENNEDY!” is available now at Bandcamp, with a variable price point plan (Black Folks = $9, White Folks = It Depends).
Dwayne got his start in comedy in his native Chicago at Zanies Comedy Club, and has since evolved into one of the funniest and most thought-provoking comedians of our time. His satirical diversions and piercing perspective on social and world issues showcase a comedic genius heralded by the likes of Chris Rock and Marc Maron.
Described as a “world-class stand-up” by The Village Voice, Dwayne continues to challenge the norm and connect with audiences through his keen, incisive wit. Winner of the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, Dwayne’s stand-up has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents, and Talkin' Dirty after Dark.
Dwayne’s acting credits include roles on Seinfeld, Martin, Amen, 227 and in the feature film How High. He’s also had the distinction of appearing as a correspondent on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, where one of his popular segments was named the “The Most Intentionally Funny Video of the Day” at Nerdist.