Happiness in Laughter
Tony Black was born on February 28th in Miami, Florida. His parents separated when he was 11 years old. Tony’s mother raised him as a single parent and he credits his sister and aunt for being positive role models. The family managed to find happiness in laughter, even though times were hard. Tony credits his mother for his comedic attribute; she had a knack for imitating other relatives and friends. In turn, he discovered his gift for making people laugh while working his first job. He entertained his coworkers and customers throughout the day to make the day go by quicker.
His #1 Fan
After being encouraged by several coworkers, Tony decided to take his act to the stage. He was bitten by the comedy bug at an open mic night! However, Tony Black didn’t set out to be a comedian. At first, he pursued a career with the Orange County Corrections Department as a Correctional Officer in 1998. Yet, his first love was still comedy. Tony lost his mother after her short battle with breast cancer later that year. Tony’s mom was his number one fan and he always made her laugh, even when she was sick. He continued to spread laughs amongst family and friends and started to rethink his career choice!
Tony entered an open mic contest at the Orlando Improv in 2007, at the urging of family and coworkers. As a result, he won his first open mic competition and gained some recognition. Notably, Tony was invited to open up for Comedian Shawty from Nick Cannons’ Wild-N-Out, in 2008. He continues to perform at several comedy clubs across the nation such as Bonkerz Comedy Clubs and The Improvs. Tony entered the “So You Think You’re Funny” competition at the Orlando Improv in 2011 and won!
An Exciting Comedian
Tony shared the stage with some noticeable names in the comedy industry such as Michael Colyar, Charlie Murphy, Michael Blackson, and Freez Luv, just to name a few. In conclusion, Tony is an exciting comedian who is guaranteed to make you laugh and think!