Arnez J’s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. With the physicality of Jim Carrey, his brand of comedy has dubbed him “the black Jerry Lewis”.
Oh his own at age 14, comedian Arnez J lied about his age to get a job at a gas station to work his way through school. Later while working as a flight attendant that Arnez J discovered his comedic talent when he realized that he had the ability to keep the passengers and crew laughing. With some encouragement from friends, Arnez J made his first attempt at stand-up comedy. After that first night on stage, Arnez J 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.
An Atlanta native, Arnez J began working the comedy circuit in Georgia and quickly became one of “Hotlanta’s” funniest newcomers. A finalist in the 1992 “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,” Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam,” his own BET “Comic View Grandstand ½ Hour Special” and many others.
These days, Arnez J keeps up a dizzying pace performing for sold out crowds in clubs, colleges and concert halls across the country.