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Arnez J is a Comic View, Def Jam favorite, and rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comics around. He has a great knack for revealing the humor of everyday life. Arnez J has always been a...

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Arnez J is a Comic View, Def Jam favorite, and rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comics around. He has a great knack for revealing the humor of everyday life. Arnez J has always been a physical person, always expressed things through mannerisms and facial expressions rather than speaking. While working as a flight attendant in Atlanta, he joked with passengers who encouraged him to take up comedy. He debuted at The Comedy Act in Atlanta in 1990. After being a finalist at the 1992 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, He made his television debut on Showtime's Comedy Club Network in 1993. Theatergoers already know him as Simon, a nightclub owner, opposite Billy Dee Williams and Darius McCrary, in the touring play, The Maintenance Man or in Friends and Lovers a play based on the novel written by Eric Jerome Dickey. He has performed with Leon ("The Five Heartbeats" and "The Temptations), Monica Calhoun ("The Players Club" and "The Best Man"), and Mel Jackson ("Soul Food" and "Deliver Us From Eva"). Television viewers know him for  appearances on Showtime's Comedy Club Network, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, Comedy Central's Make Me Laugh, Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam and as the 2002 host for BET's Comic View. And for those who love the straight to video urban flicks, he was the funny hotel manager in Miguel Nunez' forthcoming film, Up Against the 8-Ball.