Dwayne Perkins is a Brooklyn born, Brooklyn bred comic who knows that the way he grew up defines his comedy as much as where he began his life. Appreciated from his earliest moments, Dwayne has been entertaining his family since he was a young boy. He understood early on the rush from being funny and soon recognized that he was a natural performer. The funny guy in class, Dwayne was well-liked by friends and teachers alike. A good student, he challenged those teachers regularly and learned never to back down. He was always fascinated by computers and was the first one on his block to own a Commodore PC. This fascination led him to later pursue his BS in Computer Science at the New York Institute of Technology, Long Island, NY, where Dwayne Perkins comedically came into his own going by performing at open-mikes. Known for his campus radio broadcasts and his frequently changing answering machine raps, he prepared for an internship with Microsoft. Destiny intervened, as luck would have it, and Dwayne soon found himself at a Black Expo comedy workshop in Harlem--after being turned down for that coveted internship in 1994. His comedy developed unadulterated in Boston, where he knew he might be heckled, but was never going to be booed off-stage. He soon learned that comedy is the reflection of the audiences you perform for, and recognized his easy mutability with different clubs and crowds around the world. Brooklyn taught him that you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t back down, which has held him in good stead throughout the rigors of the comedy business. His confidence as a performer comes from his past performances and knowing how well his material has been received. Dwayne has had his own special, Comedy Central Presents Dwayne Perkins. He has also appeared on Late Night w/with Conan OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Brien, on the Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and on Comedy CentralÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Premium Blend. His comedic observations continue at his Blog at Dwayne Perkins @blogspot. com. Other TV appearances include Baby Bob, EÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 100 Sexiest Commentary, EÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 10 Ways and VH1Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s The List. He plays himself, D.P., in the currently running Sprint commercial. Other commercials include: Progressive Car Insurance, General Electric, Motorola, American Express, Fruit of the Loom, Coors Light and two IBM spots.
dwayne completely lit up the stage when he performed as our headliner in march '07. he's just so easy going and likable that i was literally giggling while editing his set. seriuosly. giggling. that's not something i love to admit but it's the truth.