About LOL Comedy Show - Omar Thompson & 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.
Born and raised in Harlem New York, Omar quickly learned he had a knack for making people laugh. Brought up by his mother in a single parent household, Omar used his charm and humor to laugh and joke his way out of punishment (most of the time). Excelling in basketball, Omar's skills on the court earned him a basketball scholarship and where he quickly became "the funny man on campus". Soon he would host his colleges' talent nights and many other school functions. He became the opening act for every comedian that traveled to his school. After receiving his bachelor's degree in marketing he went back home to pursue his new dreams of becoming a comedian While in New York Omar hit the comedy circuit like a freight train, performing two or three times a night. Performing at such popular venues as: Caroline's, Standup NY, The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Apollo and many others. Even while being homeless, it never stopped him from pursuing his dreams. Performing around the country with just a backpack of clothes and jokes. Honing his comedic timing and sharping his material helped Omar generate quite a buzz among his peers and within the industry, being recognized as one of the industry's hottest new comedians. Performing with such comedians as Chris Rock, Mike Epps, Talent, Aries Spears, Capone, Paul Mooney and Kevin Hart. Omar has been a guest comedian at the Bay Area Comedy Competition, NYC Underground Comedy Festival and Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, MTV's "Yo Momma", TVone's "Get the Hookup" and BET's "One Mic Stand". Alongside his acting, Omar writes his own material as well as material for other comedians. Omar is a fearless and versatile performer full of high energy antics and colorful characters who has the ability to perform in front of any crowd. His brilliant improvisational skills matched with witty observations and clever insights will have you laughing out of your seat. With his great work ethic Omar is and will steadily climb his way up the standup comedy ranks. Look out for this young man.......