Known For: "Def Comedy Jam" & "Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam"
Tony Roberts may not be a household name, but he's garnered the coveted honor of being a "comedian's comedian." A nonstop, energy-charged joke ride, Roberts tackles everything from personal stories to popular culture with the same gusto and bounce-around-the-stage energy that will have you crying from laughter.
Career Highlights: Performances on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," BET's "Comic View," "It's Showtime at the Apollo" and "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam;" a member of Bay Area’s KBLX Morning Dream Team and winner of BET's Most Original Comic Award.
This show is 18+. Please note, there is a 2 item minimum per person in the showroom. Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime).
Dine with us at the Factory prior to the show by making a reservation! Give us a call at 919.828.5233 (Reservations must be made before 4pm the day of the show.)
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Tony was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised by his mom Annette Roberts along with his younger siblings Yvette and Terry.
He went to Henry Ford High School and graduated in 1981 along with his life long friend Perry Conway who help and managed him with his comedy. Tony now lives in N. California with his Wife, Carmel and has three children.
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.
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.
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. He was the recipient of the BET Robin Harris Award for Most Original Comic and took 2nd place in the Oakland Comedy Competition. In addition to stand-up, Roberts has appeared in the movies, B. Cole's “A Get2gether”, Damon Dash's “Death of a Dynasty” and Coke Daniels' "Gangsta rap," which is entered in Sundance 2007. His most recent appearance was in "Speed Dating", which came out in 2011. His first 1 Hour Special "Wired", taped in Hollywood, CA is currently out in stores and on Netflix. Keep a look out for his second special titled "I'm Different", Spring of 2012. 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.