Alonzo Bodden
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Alonzo Bodden

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Alonzo didn’t always make his living as a stand up comic. A graduate of Aviation High School, for twelve years he earned a paycheck as a jet mechanic for Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas. While comics around the country were making audiences laugh at airline jokes, he was working on the top secret Stealth Bomber. It was during a stint as trainer that Alonzo discovered his ability to entertain a group of people. “I was teaching airplane mechanics when I realized it was more fun to make them laugh,” he explains, “I was laid off one more time and I never looked back, although it was nice to have a steady paycheck and benefits.” Alonzo enrolled in a comedy class and the rest as they say, is comedy history. His first big break was in 1997 when he performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival’s New Faces Showcase, scoring a Hollywood deal that allowed him to quit his day job.

After placing as runner-up on Season 2 of NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING, he came back strong in Season 3 to take the grand prize. In 2007, he went on to become a series regular judge on Season 5 of the show. His movie roles include parts in SCARY MOVIE 4, BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE and THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. On television, he has played a bouncer/crook/security guard/cop on ANGEL, GROUNDED FOR LIFE and PROFILER. Alonzo has appeared on countless stand-up shows and also has his own COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS half-hour special. He is currently a regular field correspondent on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO and the host of Speed Channel’s new 101 CARS YOU MUST DRIVE. He is currently the host of a brand new Travel Channel show called “America’s Worst Driver” which will premiere in March 2010.