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Arnez J

To those in the know Arnez J. is quickly emerging as one of the hottest,

most talked about comedic artists in the game. His raw energy, talent

and comedic skill quickly landed Arnez the coveted hosting slot on

BET’s longest-running comedy series “Comic View” for two seasons

joining the ranks of hosts such as D.L. Hughley and Cedric the

Entertainer. His hilarious new comedy special “Racially Motivated” is

now available on Netflix.

Arnez J.'s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. “J is a

whirling dervish on stage--he runs, jumps, spins, slides, slips, and mugs

through a performance, acting out many of his bits while describing

them,” wrote Doug Kaufman in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Arnez

admits of himself “I've always expressed my things through mannerisms

and facial expressions rather than speaking.”

On his own at age 14, Arnez lied about his age to get a job at a gas

station to work his way through school. With dreams to become a

professional baseball player, Arnez began working as a flight attendant

when those baseball plans fell through. It was while working as a flight

attendant that Arnez discovered his comedic talent. He realized that he

had the ability to keep the passengers and crew laughing and, upon

encouragement from friends, he made his first attempt at stand-up

comedy. After that first night on stage, he knew what he wanted to do.

He left his job with the airlines and made the decision to devote all of his

time to a career in comedy.

Arnez got a chance to combine his ambitions as both an athlete and

performer when he was recruited by scouts for the famed Harlem

Globetrotters basketball team who saw his very physical comedy routine

at a local basketball game. However, after several months, a knee injury

ended his Globetrotters career, finally clearing the way for him to devote

himself full time to standup comedy.

An Atlanta native, Arnez began working the comedy circuit in Georgia

and quickly became one of “Hotlanta's” funniest newcomers. A finalist

in the “Bay Area Black Comedy Competition,” he was immediately

noticed by the entertainment industry and was asked to make his first

television appearance on Showtime's “Comedy Club Network.”

Numerous television appearances soon followed including appearances

on “The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show,” “Louie Anderson's Comedy

Showcase,” Comedy Central's “Make Me Laugh,” NBC's “Friday Night

Videos,” “The Mo’Nique Show”, Russell Simmons' “Def Comedy Jam,”

his own BET “Comic View Grandstand Hour Special,” and “Comedy

Central Presents: Arnez J.” He was most recently seen headlining

Showtime’s “Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam.”

Today, Arnez is widely considered one of the best working artists, with

a polished and highly entertaining standup routine that keeps his

audiences entertained without having to use profanity. In keeping with

his plan, Arnez keeps up a dizzying pace performing for sold out

crowds at arenas and other venues across the country.