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Entertainment Unlimited starts out the year with comedy

Comedian Alex Thomas comes to Ferris.

The Rankin Center Dome Room will be filled with jokes and laughter tomorrow, Sept. 17, from 8 to 9 p.m.

Alex Thomas, both a comedian and an actor, began his entertainment career right after high school.

Coming from a talented family, his mom a pianist and his dad a member of the band Earth, Wind, and Fire, Thomas went straight to the pros when Keenan Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans saw him in the hit comedy show “In Living Color.”

Once his career started blooming, Will Smith saw Thomas performing at the Laugh Factory Comedy Club in Hollywood and hired Thomas to write for his show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

After writing for Smith’s show for three seasons, Thomas kept up with his comedy career by starring in two one-hour comedy specials, Showtime’s “Straight Clownin’” and BET’s “Alex Thomas Live.”

Thomas also opened up for famous stars like: Sinbad, Jamie Foxx, Mark Curry, Damon Wayans, and Bill Cosby.

He also guest starred in famous television shows, such as “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Martin,” “Girlfriends,” “The Wayne Brothers,” “Moesha,” “The Parkers,” and “All of US.”

Thomas starred in such movies like, “The Players Club,” “Two Can Play That Game,” “Just Married,” “BAPS,” “The Wash,” and more.

Television and movies weren’t his only acting gigs. He also performed in music videos made by artists like: Kanye West, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and Bow Wow.

Alex Thomas is well known in the comedy world and has met a lot of well known musicians and actors throughout his career.

With a lot of experience under his belt he is sure to leave us with a few laughs.

These facts about Thomas are from blackcomedytour.com.

For more information on this event contact Leanne Day at dayl@nullferris.edu or x2610.