Russ Green is a writer, comedian, husband and father. He was raised in Washington, DC and reared on the Black Diaspora and Disney movies. The Howard University graduate had a promising career as a Management Consultant, until his abrupt termination following an altercation wherein an executive called him the ‘N’ word (non-threatening).
Russ was formally trained at the DC Improv‚Äôs ‚ÄúFive Minutes to Funny‚Äù Stand-Up Comedy class instructed by veteran comedian Chris Coccia. His comedic styling has earned comparisons to Dick Gregory, which he attributes to his love of Bohemian Diet. His sense of humor can best be described as Carlin meets Cosby, thanks to his fearlessness and diaper-changing prowess.
His debut comedy sketch “eHonesty.com“, which he wrote and directed, was featured on¬†World Star Hip-Hop¬†and¬†The Laughing Barrel. He has performed at Stand-Up NY, The PIT, New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, The Village Lantern, DC Improv, Riot Act Comedy Theater, Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Baltimore Comedy Factory and Magooby’s Joke House. Additionally he has opened for¬†Alycia Cooper¬†and¬†Tony Woods.
He is also a founding member of DMV’s Comedy Movement “Homegrown Hilarity” a trio of comedians with an unbridled passion for Stand-Up Comedy. They have been featured by Eddie Bryant and Lamont King’s¬†The Inside Jokes,¬†the¬†Capitol City Comedy Showcase¬†and toured with Legendary Female Impressionist¬†Sylvia Traymore. Their debut comedy album “Weird, Wild & Witty” is available on¬†Amazon,¬†CD Baby¬†and¬†iTunes. On Thursday nights at¬†Tabaq Bistro¬†they host an open-mic comedy show that has been mentioned in the¬†DCist¬†and¬†Washingtonian. Each month Homegrown Hilarity produces a Variety Show and fundraiser that has supported the following organizations:¬†Obama for America,¬†DMV INROADS Alumni Chapter¬†and¬†Friends of the Congo.¬†Follow the Funny¬†@tellsomejokes
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