Originally from Detroit, comedian, actor, writer and (sometimes) director, Tony T.
Roberts has been blessed with the coveted honor of being the, “Comedians-comedian.”
The guy other performers love to watch work. His hilarious and refreshing energetic
comedy style has granted him respect and created a huge demand for him on the
comedy circuit, here in the states and abroad. Legendary comedian and sitcom
director, David Steinberg, acclaimed Tony as, “A breakout talent” after witnessing
Tony’s stand-up act and casting him as the lead in a series of funny burger king
commercials he directed.
Tony has entertained audiences in some of the nation’s hottest comedy arenas
including: Caroline’s, The Boston Comedy Club in New York City, The Peppermint
Lounge in New Jersey, All Jokes Aside in both Chicago and Detroit. You can find
Tony headlining in a comedy clubs all across the United States. He also tours the
country playing theatres and areas as part of The Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy
Jam Tour and the Nephew Tommy “I Got People Inside My Head” Tour ; just to name
a few. Tony’s television debut was on HBO’s “DEF COMEDY JAM”, followed by,
“IT’S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO” , “BET’S COMICVIEW” and THE
SHAQUILLE O’NEAL ALLSTAR COMEDY JAM.
Early on, Tony received BET’s, ROBIN HARRIS AWARD, for Most Original
Comic. Soon after, HBO noticed the rising star and sent him to feature at the 11th
Annual U.S. Comedy Festival in Aspen Colorado. Tony was then asked to return to the
stage for HBO, this time due to popular demand from his initial performance on HBO’s
“DEF COMEDY JAM.” Roberts would later appear in the season premiere of Russell
Simmons Presents, Comedy at the El Rey for Comedy Central. Shortly after, Showtime
Network and Salient Media placed their stamp of approval on Tony and agreed to tape
and air his one-hour comedy special, WIRED!, which aired in January 2010 to the
highest sales in the comedy special genre of the year for Salient Media. The DVD is
currently featured in Walmart’s across the nation. No Stranger to TV and Film, as an
actor Tony has toured with a major theatre play, been cast in a sketch-comedy pilot for
CBS entitled, JUST ADD WATER and has appeared in half a dozen movies. Tony
recently hosted the VH1 pilot “Dance Slam Cam,” and landed Guest Lead in “Nite
Tales” for BET as well as sat on the couch as a featured guest on The Monique Show.
Tony was also featured and three season of the hit sitcom “Mr. Box Office. Keep an
eye out for Tony Roberts… America’s next great talent!!!!