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The Gangsta of Comedy

Capone is the hottest comedian coming out of New York City. This “gansta of comedy” is well known for his use of linguistic accents and his ability to imitate almost any ethnic group in a hilarious yet non-offending manor.

Capone is on the rise and his skills are gaining wider audience appeal in many entertainment mediums, including film, TV and theater in addition to standup comedy.

Capone will sure to become an Apollo Theater Legend as he currently serves as host for Amateur Night at the Apollo, Amateur Night at the Apollo on Tour and Showtime at the Apollo. He is also MC for the Wendy Williams Comedy Experience at The Laugh Factory and NY’s Comedy at the Movies, and has performed on Comedy Central TV’s ~ Comic Grove. Also, he plays the lead role as Damon Dash in the film Death of a Dynasty. In addition to all of the above current gigs, he is starring as “Too Late” in the acclaimed stage play The Harlem Coffee Shop, scheduled to tour in 12 cities beginning Memorial Day (2005).

In “Death of a Dynasty”, Capone’s talents as an actor are showcased as he plays CEO Damon Dash during the fall of Roc-A-Fella and Damon’s split with Jay-Z. With excellent cross over appeal this film is sure to be one of the great “hip-hop-rockumentaries” of our times. His ability to connect with and adapt to any audience has made him a
mainstay in all of the incredibly challenging Apollo Theater comedy and talent shows and the Wendy Williams Comedy Experience. He has performed besides such greats as Tracy Morgan and Michael Epps and has successfully performed at mainstream comedy clubs including New York’s Caroline’s Comedy Club, Uptown Comedy Club, Boston Comedy Club, tons of universities and more.

Early on, Capone became a home attendant for the mentally challenged after spending some time for taking advantage of what “the streets had to offer”. “It may seem a little far fetched that I chose a Samaritan-like job after getting a second chance to make something of myself, but I’ve always been interested in helping people, especially those who can’t do for themselves.” Later, Capone got his start in comedy while working in his own barbershop on weekends where he'd constantly be cracking jokes on his co-workers and customers. It was then that he began to hone his comedic skills by engaging in intense snap sessions. “I was always crackin’ jokes on people so the barber shop served as a comedy haven for me.” It wasn’t until 1992, when a promoter friend challenged him to take his talent off the streets and to the stage that his comedy career was launched. “My first show was at Columbia
University where I was invited to perform with the heavy hitters and I won the amateur contest”. Performing that night where seasoned professionals such as Tracey Morgan (Saturday Night Live) and Talent (Wyclef Jean’s 1998 The
Carnival). He immediately ditched his day job and today, he is the C.E.O. of D.D.L. Enterprises, owns three businesses (barber shop, beauty salon, computer store) in addition to being the hottest comedian in New York City.

It is this same universal comedic flair that helped Capone nab his gig as the host of Harlem’s legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre. “My jokes are personal and about relationships, children, society, work and ethnicity,”
admits Capone. He and his silly comrades have an even bigger vision; to unite The Big Apple’s top five comedians for a comedy tour called “Lords of the Underground Comedy Tour” scheduled for July 2005. Last show these guys did together was about a year ago and they went straight to the Apollo to make it happen. The show was such a hot
commodity that it sold out in less than a week and a second show had to be added. Look for Capone~The Gansta of Comedy on TV, theaters, the movies or in a club soon in your neighborhood.