About LOL Comedy Show - Gerald Kelly & Marshall Brandon
Introducing one of the most talented comedians to step to the stage. Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, Marshall Brandon has been making people laugh since he uttered his first words. While a student at Western Connecticut State University, Marshall entered various comedy competitions on and off campus including Western’s (WestConn’s?) annual Stage Show. In 1999, after earning his B.A. in Criminal Justice, Marshall decided to sharpen his skills, and aggressively pursue a career as a professional comedian and writer. To hone his skills, Marshall has performed anywhere and every where there is a stage. In 2000, through hard work and dedication, he won first place in CPTV’s annual Connecticut Comedy Festival which features the best new comics from New England, earning the illustrious title of "Funniest Person in Connecticut.", and an Emmy nomination from the Boston / New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In the years since, Marshall continues to write and present new material and has established himself as one of the hardest-hitting comedians in the country and has worked with many of today’s most well known comedians. Some of the head liners that he has opened for include: Katt Williams, Earthquake, Sean Wayans, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon and D.L Hughley. He has also featured on cards for numerous R&B and Hip-Hop acts such as, LL Cool J, Jodeci and Aretha Franklin. Marshall has appeared on BET’s Comic View and portions of his routine are shown frequently during the off-season on Classic Comic View. In his many years of doing stand-up, Marshall has torn down the smallest clubs to the largest arenas. He is constantly working to perfect his craft and maintains a very busy schedule frequenting East Coast theatres and clubs. He has performed at many well known venues such as; The Comedy Connection, The Hu Ke Lau, Comic Strip Live, and Caroline’s . Transcending cultural boundaries, Marshall can be found working anywhere in the world. Most recently he has performed in England, Germany, Holland, Barbados and the Dominican Republic. Demonstrating unusual versatility, Marshall will have any audience holding their stomachs in laughter and leave them begging for more.
Gerald Kelly has a multi-dimensional career as a stand-up comic and actor. He's performed on stages all across America and the Caribbean to sold out audiences and shows in all the major clubs including the Funnybones, Improvs and Caroline’s on Broadway where he’s headlined as one of the “NY Kings of Comedy”. With a knack for Colleges and Universities, he’s made his mark as one of the funniest comics to hit the stage. Russell Simmons calls him the “Black Jackie Gleason” and with his brand of comedy he’s guaranteed to make you a believer in the healing powers of laughter.
Gerald has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing S8, HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central, and Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comic View, Conan O'Brien Show and Chocolate Sundaes [hosted by Tommy Davidson]. His movies include, "The Other Brother" and "Death of a Dynasty", “Cookout 2” and “Budz House” as well as “Budz House Backstage [featuring Kevin Hart]”." Gerald’s host of DVDs include: “Comedy in The Hood,” (which has been a big seller), “Laugh Bandits: No. 1”, “Gerald Kelly Live in New York”, “Gospel Comedy All-Stars, 1 & 2” and his latest, “Gerald Kelly on Broadway”. He's also been on Radio 107.5 WBLS (NYC) as a morning show co-host and in Hartford, Connecticut at Hot 93.7 WZMX as part of the Morning Team [his characters Grandma and Tahata are New England favorites]. Kelly has also produced and been recognized as a screenwriter.
Gerald has hosted and opened up for various Comedians, Hip Hop, R&B and Gospel Artists which have included: Chris Rock, Chris Tucker, Steve Harvey and the late Bernie Mac, Mariah Carey, New Edition, Boys II Men, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin et. al.
Gerald is a philanthropist with a heart for young people. He’s currently working on two community initiatives, “Calling All Fathers”, which focuses on the importance of father’s being present in their children’s lives and “Microphones Up, Guns Down” which is a youth development initiative that teaches young people how to use their gifts and talents to end the war on gun violence in underserved communities. Gerald is thankful and gives all praises to God for allowing him success in his career. He just wants to continue to be a vessel and give back what has been given to him.