Teddy Carpenter is a force to be reckoned with in the ever-changing world of the entertainment business. He has developed a style and a disposition that makes one take notice of his talent. Teddy started his stand up career in 1988. In the early years, Teddy won a number of stand up comedy competitions including the Arsenio Hall competition and Funniest Man in DC. He then appeared on Showtime at the Apollo in 1990 as a professional stand-up comic. It was then he knew he had the gift to command an audience as he received that elusive standing ovation in the building of which legends are made. After the Apollo, Teddy did a series of shows with the late, great Robin Harris, i.e. performing at the Comedy Act theatre, the hottest comedy club in LA. In 1991 the world saw Teddy Carpenter when he appeared on the original Def Comedy Jam and received one of the highest rated performances to this date. He appeared on Def Comedy Jam a total of three times receiving standing ovations for all three shows. He also headlined the very 1st Def Comedy Jam All-Star tape featuring Eddie Griffin. Teddy is recognized as one of the best up and coming professional comedians in the business. After Def Comedy Jam, Teddy began touring and performing with some of the hottest comics of today such as Bernie Mac, DL Hughley, Steve Harvey, Cheryl Underwood, Arnez J, Earthquake, Eddie Griffin and Adele Givens. Hes one of only a few comics whose shows were opened by all of the abovely mentioned comedians. Teddys also performed with some great musical acts such as Freddy Jackson, The Whispers, The Isley Brothers, Phyllis Hyman, Bell Bev Devoe, R. Kelly and many more. Teddy Carpenter did various projects including: six pilots, hosting his own TV show called In The Dark with Teddy Carpenter. From the early 90s to 1995 Teddy toured and performed regularly at different venues across the country seating between 2,000 and 5,000 people. Such venues include the Chicago Theatre, Constitution Hall, Houston Arena, and Madam Walker to name a few. He also appeared in theatres in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. In 1995 Teddy Carpenter created and helped produce a late night talk show with Tribune Entertainment called In the Dark with Teddy Carpenter. He was a recurring guest host for the late night show Later on NBC and going to network for shows like, Boy Meets World and The Hughleys.
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