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Comedian, ‘Blackish’ Star Deon Cole at The Improv

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NEON DEON: The comedian and 'Blackish' co-star Deon Cole performs at the San Jose Improv this week.

NEON DEON: The comedian and 'Blackish' co-star Deon Cole performs at the San Jose Improv this week.

When Deon Cole was 21, his friend offered him $50 to get up on stage and perform. He’s been hooked on standup ever since. For 25 years, Cole has made a career of examining the African American experience—pulling humor from pain and juxtaposing black and white culture. Since starring on the ABC sitcom Black-ish, Cole has earned a spin-off role in Grown-ish, which will focus on black college students, much like the Cosby Show spin-off A Different World. When’s he’s not acting, he writes for comedian Conan O’Brien’s late-night show and co-hosts the comedy game show Face Value on BET.

Deon Cole
Fri, 7:30pm, $25+
Improv, San Jose

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