Born and raised in Los Angeles with Nigerian roots, Chinedu is making his way quickly through the comedy scene. He got his start and interest in comedy on stage after a friend frequently encouraged him to “try stand up with your funny a*s,” while attending UC Santa Barbara. After graduating with a degree in Sociology, Chinedu moved back to Los Angeles, a place of plentiful stage time. Here in LA is where Chinedu truly fell in love with stand up comedy; performing nightly, while still having enough coffee in the pot to teach special education students in the daytime and earn a Masters in Education at LMU.
A fews years later, CHINEDU has now established himself as a smooth intelligent comedic presence performing regularly at some of the country’s most renowned comedy clubs. Including his local favorites: The Hollywood Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Comedy Store, and The Comedy Union. You might have seen his name on the same line up with other renown comedians such as: Dom Irrera, Dane Cook, Deon Cole, Chris D’elia, Ian Edwards, Marlon Wayans, and the list goes on. As well as independently touring universities nationwide annually through his “Study Break” College Comedy Tour reaching from USC and UCLA in Los Angeles to Ithaca College and Cornell University in New York.
Chinedu latteryly competed in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity and was named a top ten finalist out of more than 900 comedians. In addition, he was featured on NUVO’s TV most recent season of Stand Up and Deliver, was 1 of 7 featured comedians for the first Hollywood Black Film festival comedy series, and was named as a top finalist at the latest Ventura Harbor, Burbank, San Diego and the nationally recognized Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (2014). Chinedu comedic talents were also featured on television in his own one hour comedy special on The Africa Channel as apart of Africa Laughs, which still continually airs internationally on Time Warner Cable. Furthermore, his name can be seen on the credits as lead writer on comedy specials that were aired on SHOWTIME. Lastly, Chinedu is the creator of The Comedy Kickback, a once a month sell out stand up comedy show w/ a twist, that happens every second Friday in Los Angeles.
Appearing on numerous stages, Chinedu provides the audience with a fresh point of view, a welcoming persona, and hilarious flips in logic that you often don’t see coming. Having performed everywhere there is a mic: clubs, colleges, restaurants/bars, churches, weddings, and corporate events across the country, Chinedu has been labeled by audiences, comedians and bookers as “clever energy with an array of jokes that are original, universal, and hysterical; and as someone who is ready for primetime.”
Chinedu’s overall goal is to become “successful enough to the point where spell check will stop trying to convince me I spelled my name wrong.”