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Godfrey

Godfrey is widely regarded as one of the most versatile comedians in the business. He weaves sharp commentary with hilarious anecdotes, tapping into his unique Chicago upbringing with Nigerian parents to create an original comedy experience. Godfrey started his career as a warm-up comedian for The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby’s iconic 80’s sitcom. His other television performances include appearing as himself on Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and VH1’s I Love: Series, IFC’s Z Rock, NBC’s 30 Rock, the first and second seasons of FX’s Louie, and his own Comedy Central Presents special in 2005. Godfrey also earned praise for his performance in Zoolander, the wildly successful Ben Stiller comedy film. He made a splash as the famous 7-Up Guy, who repeated the catchphrase “Make 7 Up Yours” in a national advertising campaign. Godfrey has also landed acting roles in Soul Plane with Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart, Phat Girlz with Monique, The Cook Out with Queen Latifah, and Johnson Family Vacation. In addition, he has appeared in several comedy documentaries, including I Am Comic and Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedian documentary. Recently, Godfrey taped his first one-hour special, entitled Godfrey: Black By Accident, which was filmed in 2011 at New York’s Gramercy Theatre. In 2012, Godfrey made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Based in New York, Godfrey regularly performs at Stand Up NY and the Comedy Cellar.