Alonzo Bodden

He’s a winner: Introduced to America on NBCʼs  Last Comic StandingAlonzo Bodden was runner up on season 2 and came back to win it all on season 3 Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best.

He’s a hit even with his peers: Trevor Noah described Alonzo as “One of the funniest people you’ll see on stage.”

He’s a Festival favourite: Alonzo had the distinction of the most performances at this past July’s Montreal International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where he was also the first performer on the first show of the Festival and the last performer on the closing show of the Festival.  In addition, Alonzo hosted, to great acclaim,  the JFL Comedy Pro Award Show which honours leading talent in the comedy industry.   This year’s honourees and guest speakers included Trevor Noah, Jim Carley, Ali Wong, Judd Apatow , Kenya Barris and Craig Ferguson, to name a few.

He’s on all the media platforms: A regular on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,  Alonzo recently filmed his second stand-up comedy special  tentatively titled Historically Incorrect, and filmed a guest role on the upcoming ABC comedy “Dr. Ken” starring Ken Jeong as a doctor married to a therapist.  In 2011, he starred in the comedy special Who’s Paying Attention on Showtime, released a DVD, and started the podcast he hosts a podcast of the same name.  An avid motorist, Alonzo also hosted Speed Channel’s 101 Cars You Must Drive and America’s Worst Driver on the Travel Channel.

He’ll always love you: While his movie career has consisted mainly of playing security guards, he has protected the best, including Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down The House and Leslie Nielsen in Scary Movie 4.  He was also the voice of “Thunderon” in Power Rangers Lightspeed.

He’s a world traveller: Alonzo has traveled around the world entertaining USO troops from Iraq to Greenland and everywhere in between.  This is Alonzo’s 4th appearance on the Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Tour.  He loves Canada and Canada loves him!

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