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Comedian Daran Howard Electronic Press Kit

Daran Howard Bio

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Daran got his start in comedy while studying theatre in North Carolina.  He has been featured on BET Comic View, Showtime at the Apollo and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He has performed at countless comedy clubs in the US and well as comedy clubs and stages in Canada, The Netherlands and the UK.

During his stint in Chicago, Daran created a touring comedy show known as The Laughfest Comedy Tour.  This was a successful tour that showcased the talents of both established and up and coming comedians.  The Laughfest Comedy Tour made stops at colleges and universities across the nation and featured comedians including Cedric the Entertainer, Adele Givens, George Willborn, Rickey Smiley, D.L. Hughley and the late Bernie Mac.

Since 2001, Daran takes pride in performing on many occasions at US Military Bases around the world.

As a producer, Daran co-created and produced the stand-up comedy pilot Laughs and Legends, the reality contest pilot Comedy Camp, and the cooking show pilot Cooking with Comics. He is also assisted with the production of the show Runnin’ the Streets with Doug Williams featuring the creator and original host of Martin Lawrence First Amendment Stand Up. And produced an episode of Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City for Comedy Central. Upcoming projects include a documentary about comedians who have served in the military.

Daran is also the creator of the Jazz and Jokes franchise that includes the Comedy and Music Club Jazz and Jokes located in downtown Nashville, TN from 2010 until 2013. His company Focused Fusion Entertainment has provided regular productions of Jazz and Jokes and Laugh and Praise in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, , Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas with upcoming dates of both shows (along with Rock n Rollin and Country & Comedy) across the country and abroad.


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