Tony T. Roberts

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Tony T. Roberts is an American comedian and actor. He has appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam , BET's ComicView , It's Showtime at the Apollo , and "Shaquille All Star Comedy Jam"

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Early life and education

Tony was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised by his mother Annette Roberts along with his younger siblings Yvette and Terry. Tony has a younger brother Willie, with whom he was not raised.[ citation needed ]

He went to Henry Ford High School and graduated in 1981 along with his lifelong friend Perry Conway who helped and managed him with his comedy.[ citation needed ]

Personal life

Roberts now lives in northern California with his wife Carmel and their 3 children, as well as 3 older children Lil Tony, Antoine and Tonya.

Career

Roberts first stepped onto the stage at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, Michigan. After Performing on BET's comic view a fan gave Tony a gold chain with a microphone on it, and told him he was her favorite comic. Tony wears it to every performance he has.[ citation needed ]

He has appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam , BET's ComicView , and It's Showtime at the Apollo . In February 2006, Roberts was picked to participate in the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.[ citation needed ]

Roberts has performed his stand-up all over the world and in most of the major clubs in the States from New York to Los Angeles such as Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, Caroline's, Celebrity Theater, the Boston Comedy Club, The Peppermint Lounge, All Jokes Aside, Fox Theatre and Regal Theatre. He has been in the BET Comedy Tour, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam Tour, and USO TOUR.[ citation needed ]

He was the recipient of the BET Robin Harris Award for Most Original Comic and took 2nd place in the Oakland Comedy Competition.[ citation needed ]

In addition to stand-up, Roberts has appeared in the movies, B. Cole's “A Get2gether”, Damon Dash'sDeath of a Dynasty” and Coke Daniels' "Gangsta rap," which is entered in Sundance 2007. He landed national Burger King Commercials and toured with the inspirational musical stage play “If These Hips Could Talk” and “Ain't Nothing Like Family.”[ citation needed ]

His stand-up is featured on two interlude tracks on the Styles P album Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman).[ citation needed ]

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