Dwayne Kennedy

Dwayne Kennedy is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. As a producer, he won a 2019
Emmy Award Winner for the CNN original series “United Shades of America.” Described as a
“world-class stand-up” by The Village Voice and “legendary” by the Chicago Tribune, Kennedy is
one of the funniest, most thought-provoking, and influential comedians of our time. His satirical
diversions and piercing perspective on social and world issues showcase a comedic genius
heralded by the likes of Chris Rock and Marc Maron. Winner of Best Comedian at the 2002 HBO
US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Kennedy has performed on “The Late Show with David
Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “The New Negroes.”
He has both a Comedy Central Presents and Showtime special. A former writer and
correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced, critically acclaimed FX series “Totally Biased with
W. Kamau Bell,” Kennedy has also written for “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “The Orlando Jones
Show.” His acting credits include roles on “Seinfeld,” “Martin,” “227,” “Amen,” and the indie
film “Thin Skin.” After self-releasing his debut EP in 2016, his first full-length comedy album
“Who the Hell is Dwayne Kennedy?” came out on Oak Head Records in May 2020. The album
was produced by Ahamefule J. Oluo and co-produced by comedians W. Kamau Bell and Hari