Comedian Deon Cole Talks Approach To Comedy + Performing For Netflix's 'The Stand-Ups' [Interview]
Emmy-nominated actor-and-comedian Deon Cole just might be the hardest working man in show business today.
Deon Cole is a familiar face to comic buffs around the world. The co-star of ABC’s Black-ish and it’s spin-off, College-ish — Cole has also made funny bones crack on the TBS police procedural parody, Angie Tribeca, and plans to do much more damage on Face Value, the upcoming BET comedy game show produced by Wanda Sykes.
In addition to all of those shows, Deon Cole also serves as a writer for Conan with Conan O’Brien and is the main attraction in a hilarious half-hour special, The Stand-Ups, which is a part of Netflix’s deep dive into comedy and made its debut on July 4. Despite his hectic schedule, Deon was kind enough to catch up with Okayplayer and talk about his approach to comedy, his fearlessness on stage and performing for the masses.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.