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 break out 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 NewYork City, The Peppermint Lounge in New Jersey, All Jokes As 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 forTony Roberts... America’s next great talent!!!!