SHERYL UNDERWOOD (SPECIAL EVENT)
- Ticket Price: $22.00
- Tags: Stand Up Comedy, R Rated/Dirty, Female
21 & over
Two items minimum
Ontario Improv 4555 Mills Circle Ontario, CA 91764
Sheryl Underwood is one of the funniest and topical standup comics working on the road today. Sheryl can be seen as "Catfish Rita" in "Beauty Shop starring Queen Latifah. The New York Times called Sheryl a "…scene-stealing vendor…" and Entertainment Weekly said…"there are fun touches…like the soul food peddler (Sheryl Underwood) who keeps offering folks "monkey bread" followed by a nutty jungle screech."
Black Entertainment Television's COMICVIEW kicked off its 14th hilarious season on this week with new host Sheryl Underwood Sheryl's down-to-earth approach, likable style, and ability to use humor to drive home her sometimes controversial point-of-view is what makes her one of the funniest and topical standup comics today. Underwood makes her mark as COMICVIEW's first-ever sole female host. Recently, BET viewers voiced their preference for Sheryl as their favorite comic by logging onto BET.com and voting her into the winner's circle as the BET COMEDY AWARDS Dodge Platinum Mic Stand-Up. Underwood's prize for nabbing the award was a new Dodge Charger, and her acceptance speech was one of the most memorable of the evening.
Like so many Americans, Sheryl was deeply touched by the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region Underwood, who spent several weeks in New Orleans earlier this summer taping COMICVIEW, immediately lent her support to national relief efforts appearing on BET's S.O.S. (Saving OurSelves) Hurricane Relief Telethon and in Steve Harvey's Saving Lives With Laughter All-Star Comedy event at The Great Western Forum in Los Angeles. As co-host of BET's talk show "Oh Drama!" Sheryl was an immediate hit. Black Entertainment Television recognized Sheryl's way with words and sharp appeal…called on her to host her own show "Hollah!" Always a member of the BET family, Sheryl was brought back to Comic View with her own segment:"Sheryl Speaks" and given one of the coveted performance spots on the BET Comedy Awards. From those appearances Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx selected Sheryl to appear with him on Showtime's Laffapollozza.
Sheryl is radio-friendly in all formats: urban, country, rock and AC. Sheryl's topical comedic style translates universally making her a favorite guest on top radio shows across the country. Sheryl commuted from Los Angeles to Dallas each week to host & produce her own morning drive time radio show "Sheryl Underwood & The Morning Misfits". While in Dallas, Sheryl hosted and executive produced "Sheryl Underwood & Friends" a TV talk show on UPN21 which garnered a 2.5 rating.
Sheryl's appeal is her down-to-earth nature, likable style, and an ability to use humor to drive home her point of view. Sheryl, with over 20 years of professional comedy experience and Masters Degree under her belt, brings adult conversation to the stage, discussing sex, politics, currents, and relationships. Sheryl dares to say what people want to say but don't…but she still is fun-loving Zeta Phi Beta Sorority girl…so you can relate to what she is saying.
Sheryl's controversial opinions as a God-fearing, sexually progressive, staunch Republican, come across loud & clear during her on-stage performance, much to the enjoyment of her loyal and new fans. Sheryl headlines top comedy clubs across the country, including Caroline's On Broadway, the Improv & Funny Bone comedy club chains.
Sheryl entered comedy competitions while serving in the USAF Reserve… she was the first woman finalist in the 1989 Miller Lite Comedy Search… the winner of the 1993 Old English Woman's Comedy Crunch. In 1994, Sheryl won the "Funniest Female Comedian on Comic View" award on BET …was named First Runner up in the 1995 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition-securing Sheryl a place in history as the highest ranking female comedian. In fact, Sheryl was the only comedian to place in the final round 3 years in a row.
Sheryl was invited to Aspen as part of the US Comedy Arts Festival where she appeared on C-Span as a panelist for "Wag The Debate" and the Montreal Comedy Festival, where she performed for one sold out week of Nasty Shows with comedian Bobby Slayton. Popular in Canada, Sheryl toured with Lenny Clarke as part of the Nasty Tour and appeared on the Mike Bullard show, a Canadian nighttime talk show, ala Jay Leno.
Sheryl appeared on ABC's "Politically Incorrect"… the "Late, Late Show" with Craig Kilborn…HBO's Def Comedy Jam, BET's Comic View…was a regular on Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd…popped up as a guest on the WB's sitcom "Nikki." … Film credits include Bulworth and Master P's I Got the Hook Up.