May
13
Sat
Marlon Wayans @ The Comedy Zone
May 13 @ 10:30 pm
Marlon Wayans @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in domestic box office, an average of nearly $50-million per outing. As a standup comedian, he is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend.

Wayans can next be seen starring in the NBC sitcom “Marlon,” loosely based on his life. “Marlon” is a family comedy centered around a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife, played by Essence Atkins. He last starred in FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK, which he also wrote and executive-produced, in January 2016. Directed by Michael Tiddes, the film co-starred Mike Epps and Kali Hawk. In 2015, he hosted the hit NBC show “I Can Do That!,” a comedy/variety series where six celebrities are asked to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn’t even know they had.

In 2014, Wayans starred in the Open Road Films comedy A HAUNTED HOUSE 2, the sequel to the hilarious and successful film, A HAUNTED HOUSE, which had a budget of $2-million and grossed $18.1-million on the opening weekend. Wayans produced A HAUNTED HOUSE, as well as A HAUNTED HOUSE 2. The sequel, directed by Michael Tiddes, is now available on DVD. Wayans starred alongside Gabriel Iglesias, Essence Atkins and Jamie Pressly. The film is a parody of the “found footage” genre, such as the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise and THE DEVIL INSIDE.

On the small screen, Wayans starred in and created the TBS hit comedy competition series “Funniest Wins.” In 2014, he embarked on a national comedy tour with his brothers Keenan, Damon and Shawn Wayans. This marked the first standup tour for the four Wayans Brothers in many years.

Wayans has also launched the online venture, What The Funny, with internet serial entrepreneur and Funny Or Die co-founder Randy Adams. What The Funny serves up urban comedy from established and emerging comedians, writers and actors through its web site at WhatTheFunny.com.

Wayans is commonly recognized for his role as ‘Marcus Copeland’ in Columbia Pictures’ 2004 hit comedy WHITE CHICKS, opposite Shawn Wayans, Jamie King and Terry Crews. The film was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and grossed $69 million in the United States. He also starred alongside Shawn Wayans and Regina Hall in Dimension Films’ horror comedy spoof films SCARY MOVIE and SCARY MOVIE 2, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Wayans’ additional film credits include the Columbia Pictures comedy MO’ MONEY; New Line Cinema’s drama ABOVE THE RIM; Miramax’s parody film DON’T BE A MENACE TO SOUTH CENTRAL WHILE DRINKING YOUR JUICE IN THE HOOD; Touchstone Pictures’ THE SIXTH MAN; Miramax’s SENSELESS; DUNGEONS & DRAGONS; Darren Aronofsky’s hit drama REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, opposite Jared Leto and Jennifer Connolly; The Coen Brothers’ THE LADYKILLERS, opposite Tom Hanks; BEHIND THE SMILE; Columbia Pictures’ LITTLE MAN; DreamWorks’ NORBIT, opposite Eddie Murphy; Paramount Pictures and MTV’s parody film DANCE FLICK; Paramount’s G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, opposite Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; 20th Century Fox’s MARMADUKE; and the hit comedy THE HEAT, opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
Additionally, Wayans has appeared on several popular television programs, including Fox’s “In Living Color,” Adult Swim’s “Childrens Hospital,” BET’s “Second Generation Wayans,” and The WB’s “The Wayans Bros.”, which was the highest rated comedy on The WB.

May
16
Tue
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ The Comedy Zone
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. Enjoy a variety of comedians sure to bring big laughs!

Tonight’s lineup:
Reggie
Scot
Timika
Romaine Charles
Pete
Jon
Claudine
Brian

May
17
Wed
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ The Comedy Zone
May 17 @ 7:30 pm

Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. Enjoy a variety of comedians sure to bring big laughs!

Tonight’s lineup:
David
Tommy
John
KWebb
Donna
Patrick
Sid
Ozrick
Kelly

May
18
Thu
John Henton @ The Comedy Zone
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
John Henton @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

John Henton will never forget where it all started…on the road.  In the last year, John returned to his comic roots traveling the country, writing new jokes and performing in the clubs.  July of 2005, John performed at the Montreal International Comedy Festival – Just For Laughs.  Initially scheduled for one performance at their “Uptown Comedy Show,” John had the audience in so much laughter, that he was asked to perform at the second show. John has also paired up with former “Living Single” co-star Kim Coles and together they have delighted audiences as well.

 

After having nine successful years on network television, John Henton established a name for himself as one of today’s leading comic talents.  He is fortunate to be among an elite group of actors who found success on the small screen.  He found a loyal and endearing following through the lovable and sensible character of “Overton Wakefield Jones” on the FOX hit sitcom “Living Single,” and the loyalty continued with fans embracing the character of “Milsap” on the sitcom, “The Hughleys.”  For its third season, “The Hughleys” moved to UPN, and contributed to the network’s very successful Monday night line-up.  “The Hughley’s” wrapped its fourth and final season in spring 2002.  John’s stellar television work has not gone unnoticed, as he was recognized in 2001 and 2002 with an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

 

Born and raised in Cleveland, John Henton never entertained the thought of a career in comedy.  In 1982, while working during the day and studying computer science at night, Henton was urged by a co-worker to try his jokes at a local comedy club’s amateur night.  By his second night, Henton won the amateur night contest and began stand-up part time.  Henton made the move to Los Angeles in 1985 and by 1988 started his stand-up career full time.

 

After taking his comedy on the road for a year and winning the 1991 Johnny Walker National Comedy Search, Henton was spotted by “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” comedy executive, the late Jim McCawley, who booked him for a performance on the show.  As he finished his set, Henton looked to Carson for his approval and received much more.  Henton was called over to take a seat on the coveted couch where Carson asked him if he had an agent.  To Henton’s reply of “no,” Carson mugged, “Well, you will after tonight.”  It was a performance that Henton says gave his career a “serious jump-start.”

 

Since then, Henton has made appearances on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “Bob Hope’s Young Comedian’s Special” as well as returning to “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”  In January 1993, Henton starred in his own half-hour comedy special for Showtime, “John Henton: Comedy With An Attitude.” John performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” to an overwhelming audience response.

 

In April of 1993, Henton was cast in the FOX TV series “Living Single” starring Queen Latifah, Kim Fields and Kim Coles.  The show received stellar ratings, and TV Guide selected Henton’s character as one of the “break out” characters of the 1993-fall season. When the show came to an end after five years, Henton was proud and pleased with the work he had done on the show.  He continues to be a favorite on talk shows with appearances on “Weekends at the DL,” “Best Damn Sports Show” “The View,” “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” “The Howie Mandel Show,” “Roseanne,” “Later,” “Donny & Marie,” “Fox and Friends” and “Politically Incorrect.”

 

Although Henton lives in Los Angeles, he will always call Cleveland home. He spends his free time with his adorable little girl Nicole Simone Henton.  Currently, he is sharpening his golf skills.