Hailing from the Los Angeles area, this American born Nigerian is making a huge wave on the comedy scene. Not yet 25, comedian, writer, actor, and burrito lover CHINEDU, has already established himself as a comedic presence performing at some of the country’s most renowned comedy clubs regularly: “The Comedy Store”, “The Laugh Factory”, “The Comedy Union,” “The J Spot,” and “The Improv” as well as touring UC and State colleges across the nation annually. Most recently, Chinedu’s comedic talents can be seen on television in his own one hour comedy special on The African Channel (Time Warner), which still continually airs internationally. Appearing on numerous stages, Chinedu provides the audience with things you can relate too, a fresh point of view, fresh point of view, hilarious logic, and classic jokes that will make you want to repeat them to a group of friends the next day in class. A writer for famous comedians and youtube famous sketch comedy groups, Chinedu has been labeled by audiences and bookers as clever, a people's comic, ready for primetime, hysterical, and original with jokes that can go anywhere!
Chinedu’s material derives from his childhood growing up in the Los Angeles area with foreign parents from Nigeria, his crazy times in college since graduating from one of the top party schools in the nation (UCSB), his years as a special education middle school teacher in Los Angeles’ inner city, his creative sarcasm, times of being broke, witty angles on stereotypes, politics, relationships, ex girlfriends, girlfriends, everyday issues, and everything else under the sun.
Having comedians he grew up admiring such as: Marlon Wayans, J Anthony Brown, DeRay Davis, Deon Cole, etc. all call him hilarious, funny, or a great writer has been one of his career highlights and a dream come true. Chinedu KNOWS what’s FUNNY plain and simple; when performing gigs believe you will always get your money and time worth, just give this man a spotlight and a mic, and enjoy the GENIUS.
-SHOWTIME, writer Caught Red Handed
-The Africa Channel Comedy Series "Africa Laughs" 1 hour special: Feature 25m
-The Africa Channel Comedy Series "Africa Laughs" A Day In The Life of Comedian Chinedu: Star
-Ventura Harbor stand up TV special, Feature
-Jamie Foxx's SIRIUS Radio Station:
FOXXHole Radio 2010: Feature
-StreetSpeak Radio Podcast: Special Guest
-Bay Area Black Comedy Competition 2011 Finalist
-Bay Area Black Comedy Competition 2010 Feature
-Rooftop College Comedy Competition 2009
-Flappers Comedy Club
-John Lovitz Comedy Club
-Jokes and Notes
-Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
-Santa Barbara's Laughology
-ETC Specific List Available Upon Request
-CAL STATE FULLERTON
-CAL POLY POMONA
-CAL STATE LA
-CAL STATE LONG BEACH
-Loyola Marymount University
-UC Santa Barbara
-UC Los Angeles
-SouthWest Community College
-Santa Barbara City College
--ETC Specific List Available Upon Request
-Chris Tucker, Tommy Lee Davis, Rob Stapelton, Deon Cole, J Anthony Brown, Alex Thomas, Marlon Wayans, Chris Spencer, DeRay Davis, Tony Rock, David Arnold, Adam Hunter, Jay Phillips, Darren Carter, Ruben Paul, RonGee, Corey Holcomb, Kevin Shea, April Macie, Kevin Cease, ETC!
-Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
-Teach For America 09'
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There's national-quality live comedy in Santa Barbara. Andrey Belikov and his gang take over the bac...There's national-quality live comedy in Santa Barbara. Andrey Belikov and his gang take over the back room at the Downtown Brewing Company on Saturday nights for a fascinating look at what makes funny people tick. As the host, Belikov keeps his comedy patter to a relative minimum, and mostly stays focused on spotlighting the imported talent. On the Saturday night in late November when I attended, the audience was full of rowdy Caddyshack-themed birthday party attendees, and the atmosphere was rambunctious from the get-go. As far as the comics were concerned, it was hit and miss, but when they were on, these guys killed. The laughs take place every Saturday night at Downtown Brewing Company (3744 State St.) at 10 p.m., and it fills up fast, so be sure to arrive early. Call 682-7803 for information. And for an extremely subjective list of reasons to attend, check out our rundown below.
1) The Headliners: The top-billed comic every week is almost guaranteed to be good. Belikov is tuned in to the Comedy Central/HBO scene emanating out of New York and Los Angeles and he consistently is able to attract hot talent in the top slot. The headliner the night I was there, Kyle Cease, was great, especially when he went into his super-associative hyper-identification freak-out mode.
2) THE OPENERS: I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THIS IS ALWAYS THE CASE, BUT IN MY EXPERIENCE, THE OPENER WAS THE SECOND STRONGEST COMIC ON THE PROGRAM. ON NOVEMBER 21, THE OPENER WAS UCSB ALUMNI CHINEDU UNAKA. HIS STUFF ON HIS DAD WAS PRICELESS. APPARENTLY, HIS NIGERIAN FATHER WAS VERY TRUTHFUL IN HIS MARRIAGE, LEADING HIM TO MAKE SUCH REMARKS TO UNAKA'S MOM AS, "IF ANYTHING, YOU MAKE THAT SHIRT LOOK FAT." RAISED IN L.A., EDUCATED IN I.V., AND READY FOR PRIMETIME, UNAKA WAS TERRIFIC. HE ALSO HAD THE FUNNIEST OBAMA BIT I HAVE HEARD YET. I WON'T SPOIL IT, BUT I WILL SAY THAT I'LL NEVER THINK OF THE PHRASE "YES, YOU CAN" IN QUITE THE SAME WAY AGAIN.
3) The Audience Participation: You might want to think twice about sitting in the front row-at least if you are not in the mood to discuss your work and your love life in front of a roomful of irreverent strangers. Comics are used to working the room, and they love to confront. But since they also need to be liked, there's usually something good in it even for the unlucky audience member who winds up becoming the center of attention. Roll with it and the laughs will follow.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.