OKC Comedy Explosion
Oct 20, 2018
Rose State College
Hudiburg Chevrolet Center
Presented By 1897 Holdings, Inc.
Karlous Miller is a comedian/actor most known for being a veteran cast member on MTV's Wild ’N Out with Nick Cannon. NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING alum, Karlous can also seen on MTV’s JOKING OFF, MTV2’s UNCOMMON SENSE, BET’s COMIC VIEW, and Bill Bellamy’s WHO’S GOT JOKES. Every week, Karlous hosts the hit 85 SOUTH SHOW podcast with DC Young Fly, which has gained a fanbase across the globe. He most recently filmed for HBO’s stand-up series ALL DEF COMEDY (reboot of Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam) as well as his 30-minute special on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud network. Karlous has also guest starred in the sitcom FAMILY TIME for BounceTV.
Chico Bean is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer and producer. He is best known as a recurring cast member on MTV's 'Wild 'N Out' since its fifth season in July 2013. He also starred on the TV movie 'Wild 'n Out: Wildest Moments' and the series 'Guy Court'. He has made guest appearances on TV shows like 'HuffPost Live Conversations' and 'Steve Harvey'; acted in the series 'Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne' and 'Wild 'N on Tour', and was a participant on two episodes of the game show, 'Trivial Takedown'. Besides being an actor on the E! Network sketch comedy series 'The James Davis Project', he also contributed to it as a writer. During his early career, he served as an opener for comedian Chris Wiles, B-Daht and Darren Brand. He is one of the founding members of 'Freestyle Funny Comedy Show'. Teaming up with DC Youngfly and Karlous Miller, he also formed the comedy group 'Dem Wild Boyz', which became known for bringing raw southern comedy to the masses.
Being in the comedy field for over a decade now, McGriff is still labeled “Outrageously” funny. McGriff has been hailed as one of the funniest comedians working today, he is winning over audiences with his outstanding “catchy” phrases and has the ability to cross boundaries with his comedy. The universal appeal of his material makes him a perfect choice for all kinds of groups. McGriff has been racking up road mileage since 1996, headlining gigs all around the country at several night clubs, Theatres, and Universities. In 2008, McGriff filmed an independent movie called “Streetballers” and in that same year he used his unique cadence, expert timing, patented facial expressions and that one of a kind chirp that punctuates his hilarious punch lines and confidently take the grand prize as the winner of the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and Festival at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre.
Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s ComicView series, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at Harlem, and Live in Hollywood. However, it was in a Los Angeles comedy club where Blackson got his big break. Blackson was performing at the Comedy Store where actor/director Ice Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps perform. But after experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading… and the rest is a comedic mark in history! Blackson’s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise and a fan following like no other.