Dominique
Dominique
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About Dominique
What is there to know about Dominique? Currently featured on the nationallysyndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, Dominique reaches more than 8 million listeners eachweek in more than 115 markets with her high-powered comedy segment. From clubs across thecountry to Comedy Central's hit "Chapelle's Show", she's showing America what a comedienneis.She began honing her skills unprofessionally as a civil servant on the nightshift as apostal worker at the now infamous Brentwood Postal facility in her native Washington D.C. "Iknew something like that was gonna happen. I used to see all kinds of stuff that terrorist coulduse, come through that post office. But that was back in the good ole' Timothy McVeigh days",she quips about the nation's anthrax scare. Boredom with the job and fear of going postal, gaveway to open mic nights at local clubs, at the behest of friends and co-workers. Dominiqueimmediately gained a reputation for telling it like it is; raw and uncut and unknowinglygarnered a loyal following. Washington's uppity audiences gravitated toward her mixture ofpolitics, street culture and current events. Her strong presence and a bravado rarely seen infemale comics quickly gained the attention of the producers of HBO's "Russell Simmons'sDef Comedy Jam", the show that changed comedy forever. She went from shuffling mail toworking with the likes of Chris Rock in no time, "I didn't do anything special. I just talkedabout what I knew and the next thing you know I'm on T.V. I quit that job and took about 20books of stamps. I figured they owed me." Needless to say, she never looked back.Sensing that she had outgrown D.C.'s small comedy scene, she moved to the Bronx,which wasn't a far cry from Southeast, D.C., and became a fixture at the clubs in New York.Places like the Comic Strip and Stand Up New York served as testing grounds for her newmaterial. By chance, on a Wednesday night at a small club on the lower eastside, she met SNL'sTracy Morgan who made Dominique his opening act for his run at Caroline's on Broadway.The two formed a friendship and have been working together ever since. Being Tracy's featurehowever, wasn't enough to keep the bills paid; So, Dominique became what she calls a 'hustler',performing all over the country to make ends meet. From Caroline's in New York, to TheImprov in Chicago, D.C, Florida and Miami, to LA's Laugh Factory, to the Tom JoynerFoundation Fantastic Voyage 2008 Cruise and every club in between, Dominique has wowedaudiences with her straight forward wit and comedic standpoint reminiscent of Mom's Mabley.Upon her arrival in Los Angeles, Dominique began making the rounds in Hollywood'scomedy clubs as well as the smaller, lesser known spots in LA. "I like telling jokes in mainstreamclubs as well as underground spots 'cause it keeps me fresh no matter where I am." And freshshe is. Since that time she has enjoyed a run on the highly successful Mike Epps “On the Edge”Tour and numerous television appearances including the fresh new Byron Allen’s “ComicsUnleashed”, the Tom Joyner “Sky Show”, HBO’s On-Demand “Ask-A-Sista” and “Big BlackLove. ” She has also participated in Urban Internationals Comedy Arts Festival better knownas "Laffapalooza” as well as the Bay Area Comedy Competition in Oakland. Dominique hasbecome a club staple and continues to tour clubs and colleges around the country.DOMINIQUEWith several years of study under her belt, she added acting to her resume when she landed apart in the critically acclaimed indie "Thirty Years to Life" and is represented commercially byInnovative Artist (LA), who asked her to join their roster after one of their agents just happenedto catch her act one night.These are the things to know about Dominique, she's a class act from stage to film, she'sa woman with a strong point of view and a strong way of telling it and she's ready for whateverthose in the know throw her way.