Where Are They Now? Black Comedians Edition
7Up made the phrase “Up Yours” fun to say again, and it was due to the hilarious and gifted delivery of Orlando Jones.
Jones was proving that he was comedic genius at a very young age and was able to become a comedy writer by 19. He has written for shows like: “A Different World,” “Martin,” and “Roc” while also making small appearances on those shows.
But he became nationally known when he joined the cast of “MadTV,” for its 14 year run.
After, Orlando Jones has had a successful stand up career, movie career (Drumline, Double Take, Enemies Closer), television career (“Everybody Hates Chris,” “Tainted Love,” and “Sleepy Hollow” to name a few), and he went back to his writing talents. He penned, produced, and stars in the graphic novel action comedy “Tainted Love,” and is a contributor for Huffington Post (where he ruffled some Madea fans’ feathers with an April Fools joke). Orlando Jones is still out here winning.