Gerald Kelly has a multi-dimensional career as a stand-up comic and actor. He’s performed on stages in all the major comedy clubs all across America and the Caribbean headlining shows to sold-out audiences as well as various colleges and universities.
The Green-Eyed Bandit of Comedy also known as the underrated “NY King of Comedy”, made his mark as one of the funniest comics to hit the stage. Russell Simmons calls him the “Black Jackie Gleason” and with his brand of comedy he’s guaranteed to make you a believer in the healing powers of laughter.
Gerald has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing S8, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central, and Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comic View, Conan O’Brien Show and Chocolate Sundaes [hosted by Tommy Davidson]. His movies include, The Other Brother, Death of a Dynasty, Cookout 2 and Budz House as well as Budz House Backstage [featuring Kevin Hart].
Gerald’s host of DVDs include: Comedy in The Hood, Laugh Bandits: No. 1, Gerald Kelly Live in New York, Gospel Comedy All-Stars: 1 & 2, and his latest, “Gerald Kelly on Broadway”, available now on Amazon.com, Walmart.com and iTunes. He’s also been on Radio 107.5 WBLS (NYC) as a morning show co-host and in Hartford, Connecticut at Hot 93.7 WZMX as part of the Morning Show. Kelly has also produced and been recognized as a screenwriter.
Gerald Kelly has hosted and opened up for various comedians: Chris Rock, Chris Tucker, Steve Harvey and the late Bernie Mac; Hip Hop, R&B and Gospel Artists: Mariah Carey, New Edition, Boys II Men, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, and more.
Gerald is a philanthropist with a heart for young people. He gives to the community and advocates for youth and young adults with his “Microphones Up Guns Down” initiative with his comedian son, Isiah Kelly. The program is a youth development movement that teaches young people how to use their gifts and talents to end the gun violence in under-served communities.
Gerald is thankful and gives all praises to God for allowing him to succeed in his career.
Gerald Kelly also continues to travel the country giving the gift of laughter to anyone who is willing to listen.