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Comedian Sonya D: Funniest Female Comedian In The Nation
A Beast in the comedy Game! Hands down! Extraordinary Event Host. Want people to remember your event? Book Comedian Sonya D. A Diamond in the Rough!
It all started with a $50 Bet. April 1993. Sonya was driving her Post Office Truck (yes..CDL License) when her best friend called and told her there was a comedy competition at the Cotton Club that was once located on Wabash Ave in Downtown Chicago.
Sonya said.."so and?. Her friend said.." I think you should get in it. Sonya said.."Girl if you don't shut-up'. 'I'm not getting in no damn comedy competition. I hate Comedians. Half of them are not even funny. Her best friend said...” I will give you $50 if you do'.
Now, keep in mind, about a week before this conversation, Sonya called her friend and said she was kidnapped and needed $5.00 Ransom. Her friend told her..'Whatever, you better get to know the kidnappers because you gon' be there awhile if you wait on me to give you that $5.00'.
This is the cheapest woman in the world. To offer $50 WHOLE dollars, Sonya knew it was a sign from GOD!
April 11th 1993 Sonya and her friend went down to the competition. Sonya signed the list and was number 112 to perform. Her friend actually gave her the money after she signed the list.
Sonya's Turn came and all she was thinking about was, "this cheap Heifer really gave me $50.00'. Not knowing what she was going to say on stage. Sonya did 7min of Impromptu Material and received a standing ovation. Not knowing that, the standing ovation meant they enjoyed her performance. Sonya yelled at the people, 'What the hell ya'll standing up for?'. Everybody laughed!
The Event Coordinator at the time, Mr. Tom Finch told Sonya you had to be an amateur to get in the competition. Sonya explained to him that, that was her 1st time ever on stage. Nobody believed her. Sonya actually made to the Finals.
Sonya starting going to the HOT SPOT where all of today's big name Chicago Comedians got their start. ALL Jokes Aside. She starting going to the open mic night to work on some written material.
On September 4th 1993 Sonya's life was about to take a turn she was not prepared for. She signed the open mic list. Her name was called. She was told to do 10min. After 4min, the host George Wilbourn ran to the stage and took the mic from Sonya. Sonya confused said, 'What? I didn't go over my time'. George said, "Sit down. You don't need to tell anymore jokes'. After, Sonya left the stage. The man that made many comedians famous stood up from the back of the club, MR. RUSSELL SIMMONS himself.
Russell Simmons had been sitting in the audience and no one knew he was there but the owner and the host. He was in town scouting for the next line-up to film Def Comedy Jam.
He stood up and said. 'I've seen all that I needed to see tonight. I came to Chicago to take a few of you to New York to tape for Def Comedy Jam. I have 2 people I want to talk with and I also want that young lady that just left the stage with the blue jean Shirt. I REALLY NEED you to tape'.
And of course that young lady was..COMEDIAN SONYA 'D'
4 1/2 months later Comedian Sonya D was in NEW YORK CITY. The Big Apple. Filming, Russell Simmons HBO's Def Comedy Jam. The 1st of many TV Shows to come.
She's has graced the stage with performers such as...Mike Epps, Carlos Mencia, Bernie Mac, Adele Givens, Chris Tucker, Monique, Martin Lawrence, Larry the Cable Guy, Kevin Hart, Arnez Jay, Dave Chappell, Ced The Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Lisa Lapanelli
Bruce Bruce, Lavell Crawford, Ricky Smiley, Kat Williams, Jay Anthony Brown, Rosie O’Donnell, Many more....
She's opened concerts for Artists such as... Kanya West, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke, Jon 'B', Anita Baker, The O'Jays, Jill Scott, Monica, R-Kelly, Mary J Blidge... many, many more.
ADDITIONAL TALENTS: A Degree in Psychology, Sonya is hired for many events as a Motivational Speaker. "No Sugar Coating". That's the way she gives it to you. If you ask her a question, you better be prepared to deal with the truth.
Though, Sonya is seen on varies comedy stand up television shows in which the material is slightly edgy, you can also catch her performing for many Churches, Teen and Adult Mentor and Corporate events:
"You will NEVER work in this business if you think a joke is only funny because you swear"... SD
•Living Word Christian Center,
•Sudden Changes Ministries,
•Holy Father in Thine name,
•Upper Room Baptist Church,
•Official Host for The Great Lakes Navel Base Military Yearly Ball,
•Better Boys and Girls Clubs,
•Local and National High school Events,
•Incarcerated Male and Female Motivational Events,
Known for her extraordinary Hosting & Comedic Timing skills;
"The Host is the most important part of any event. The Host must be able to carry the ENTIRE show and is responsible for leaving the audience eager to come out to future events’.
The HOST NEEDS to be the funniest on the show’. Period!
CHALLENGES AND GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Her biggest project was opening her 1st comedy club in 2005.
‘Juz Jokkin Comedy club’ ™
Comedian Sonya ‘D’ is nominated in the book of ‘Who’s Who in America’ for being the ONLY African American - Female Comedian that owns a comedy club to date.
CURRENT EVENTS & PROJECTS
Comedian Sonya 'D' will be launching in 2014:
Women Rule The Mic (TM) National Tour
Largest Women Movement in History. Women Empowerment!
WOMEN RULE THE MIC (TM), THE TOUR.
THE TV SHOW.
Starring NATIONAL Female Performers from Comedians, Musicians, Poets,
Hip Hop, Radio Personalities, etc
A Multi-Million Dollar Tour in which proceeds will go to assist and support National Non-profit Women Foundations Nationwide. Women Awareness. Women Strength and Endurance.
Contact SD Entertainment / Comedian Sonya D for Partnership Opportunities