Chinedu is a comedian, actor, writer, best known for his stand up appearances on Television, internationally and around the United States. Most currently Chinedu can be seen on HBO starring in a short film The Big Chop alongside Simone Missick (Misty Knight, Luke Cage) and on the upcoming season of Coming to the Stage (HULU). He was last seen on comedy series The Mindy Project (FOX/HULU) and recently returned from a tour overseas performing for the US Troops stationed across the Middle East and a comedy tour of India.
Born and raised in south Los Angeles with direct Nigerian roots, Chinedu got his start in comedy after a friend in college encouraged him to try stand up. Chinedu, always down for a life change, told himself “Why not?” After a successful enough first show (didn’t cry) Chinedu became hooked; performing on every stage he could find at and around the University of California, Santa Barbara. After finishing school, Chinedu moved back to LA to pursue his entertainment dreams at night, as he worked as a Special Education Teacher in the day (s/o to coffee and all my past students – love you).
A fews years later, has established himself as a smooth, funny comedic presence performing regularly at some of the country’s most renowned comedy clubs. Including his local favorites: The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Laugh Factory, The Westside comedy Theatre, The Comedy Store and many more. As well as independently touring universities nationwide annually through his “Study Break” College Comedy Tour and featuring for Damon Wayans Jr. on the road.
Chinedu was also a top ten finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity competition, was featured on NUVO’s TV Stand Up and Deliver, Fox’s Laughs and other networks. Furthermore, his name can be seen on the credits as writer for a comedy project that was aired for SHOWTIME and has performed in multiple comedy festivals including Laughing Skull and Bridgetown.
Chinedu’s overall goal is to make it ‘big’ give back and to show people you can do anything with hard work, a good attitude and a Starbucks drive thru near you’re apartment.