Originally from Detroit, comedian, actor, writer and (sometimes) director Tony T. Roberts has
been blessed with the coveted honor of being the, “Comedians-comedian.” The guy other
performers love to watch work. His hilarious and refreshing energetic comedy style has
granted him respect and created a huge demand for him on the comedy circuit, here in the
states and abroad. Legendary comedian and sitcom director, David Steinberg, acclaimed Tony
as, “A breakout talent” after witnessing Tony’s stand-up act and casting him as the lead in a
series of funny burger king commercials he directed.
Tony has entertained audiences in some of the nations hottest comedy arenas including:
Caroline’s, The Boston Comedy Club in New York City; The Peppermint Lounge in New Jersey; All
Jokes Aside in both Chicago and Detroit; and The Comedy Act Theater in Los Angeles, just to
name a few. But Tony’s television debut was on HBO’s “DEF COMEDY JAM”, followed by, “IT’S
SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO” and “BET’S COMICVIEW.” Early on, Tony received BET’s, ROBIN HARRIS
AWARD, for Most Original Comic.
Soon after, HBO noticed Tony’s rising star and sent him to be featured at the 11th Annual U.S.
Comedy Festival in Aspen Colorado. Upon returning, Tony was asked to return to the stage
again for HBO, this time due to popular demand from his initial performance on HBO’s “DEF
COMEDY JAM.” He would later appear in the Season premiere of Russell Simmons presents, Comedy
at the El Rey for Comedy Central. Shortly After, Showtime Network and Salient Media placed
there stamp of approval on Tony, and agreed to tape and air his one hour comedy special,
WIRED! Which aired in January 2010 and was the most sold comedy special of the year for
Salient Media. The DVD is nationally featured in Walmart’s across the nation.
No Stranger to TV and Film, as an actor Tony has toured with a major theatre play, has been
cast in a sketch comedy pilot for CBS entitled, JUST ADD WATER and has appeared in half a
dozen movies. As a host, Tony recently hosted the vh1 pilot “Dance Slam Cam, ” and a Guest
Lead in “Nite Tales” for BET and recently sat on the couch as guest on The Monique Show. Keep
an eye on Tony Roberts…America’s next great talent!!!!