About D.C. Benny
In the hard-hitting New York comedy world, Last Comic Standing Top 10 Finalist D.C. Benny is a heavyweight contender, with 26 years in the business of comedy. His hilarious style of comedic story-telling, seasoned with original characters, has earned him a diverse and enthusiastic fan base over the years.As a student at the University of Maryland, he entered a talent show where he got big laughs doing impressions of all of his professors. After he got his a BA in English , he became a fixture at local comedy clubs in the D.C. area, before moving to Brooklyn. Once in New York, he made a name for himself at the world famous Uptown Comedy club in Harlem, the stomping ground of a young Tracy Morgan. Benny killed on his first tv appearance on Showtime At the Apollo and was soon performing regularly at all the top clubs in New York City such as the legendary Boston Comedy Club and The Comedy Cellar. He has since performed in all over the U.S. for every kind of audience and has toured internationally. While many of his fans know his stand up, others know him from his dramatic film and tv roles. He has been seen on multiple Law and Orders, had a long run on the soap As The World Turns, and has been in many feature films such as Freedomland with Samuel Jackson and John Singleton’s Illegal Tender. He has also been in numerous national commercials for Verizon, Dell, Volkswagon, Wendy’s, and for being the main guy in the Budweiser “How You Doin’?” Superbowl spots. He was also a semi-finalist on season 2 of Last Comic Standing.His Comedy Central half hour is one of the highest rated in the networks history, and his unique brand of stand up has resulted in a multitude of tv appearances. His weekly comedic story-telling show, Urban Myth, became an underground staple, where performers such as Dave Chapelle, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Norton, and Colin Quinn would drop by unannounced, with their true, funny, stories, to the delight of the packed house.Benny still lives in Brooklyn with his wife and animals, where he works on his writing projects, fiddles around with old Land Rovers, and makes his own sauce.