Thinking about that first time on stage for most comedians may be reminiscing of the first time you ever skydive–scary as hell, but you can’t wait to do it again! And again!
Elton Howard was Born in Memphis (Orange Mound), Tennessee; also the home of 8ball MJG for those true Hip Hop heads. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 7, the birth place of Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, and Cedric the Entertainer. All great comedians who made their mark in their own special way.
I hope to make my mark as well. I moved to the DC metro area in 1994 after being in US Army, stationed on Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. I enjoyed the diversity here after coming from a small city like St. Louis the diversity was truly refreshing. I was introduced to my first open mic at Brittany’s Sports bar in Woodbridge, Va on a Thursday night July 2010. I didn’t get up the balls to get on stage until October that same year. I didn’t do well that first time on the mic, but I couldn’t wait to get 5 more minutes.
I was hooked! I always wanted to be a comedian and I felt I’ve had a bit of a funny bone since I could remember. I just had no idea how to pursue it, but I do now! I’m in hot pursuit of my comedic voice! And I’m enjoying the journey!
LYGO DC is extremely happy Elton is a part of the crew. He consistently catches us off guard… and the public too apparently. In year one, his blog posts were far-and-away the most commented on of all our authors. Check him out every Friday and regularly appearing on LYGO stages.