"I've always just gravitated toward storytelling, and with the early inspiration of such comedic 'storytellers' as Richard Pryor,
George Carlin and Bill Cosby, I knew that I had made the right choice,
and I always wanted an occupation that made sense for me," says stand-up comedian/actor Rondell Sheridan.
He has the ability to transform
ordinary occurrences into hilarious and hearty tales. In an age where
stand-up is under attack for its bawdy content, Rondell Sheridan disarms his
audiences with a wholesome ease, a mixture of playful physicality,
facial expressions and a gift to continually shift comedic gears and personas.
Born and raised on the South side of Chicago,
Rondell Sheridan attended Marquette University in Milwaukee as an
Interpersonal Communications major with a minor in Advertising. After
college, he went with a gut feeling and schmoozed his way into an
audition with the prestigious New York acting school, Circle in the
Square. With raw talent and a little good fortune, the novice actor was
accepted to the program. He spent one year at the school honing his
acting skills before moving on to perform in repertory work, regional
theatre and off-Broadway productions.
The high point of his early career
was creating a character in the original off-Broadway production of
Leslie Lee's, "Between Now and Then."
A party in New York transformed Sheridan's life. There
he met an intriguing woman who was a stand-up comedian, and with whom he
became extremely infatuated. After spending many nights in New York's
comedy clubs watching her perform, Rondell Sheridan felt that he could amuse
people with his agile facial expressions and humble sense of humor.
Although he did not get the girl, a star was born!
After wooing audiences all over New York with his
natural and comical storytelling technique, Rondell Sheridan
began headlining in clubs and colleges across the country. For four
successive years, he was nominated by the National Association of Campus
Activities as the Campus Comedian of the Year. He has now been seen on
virtually every television variety show.
Comedy Central's "Lounge Lizards" marked Rondell
Sheridan's third comedy special in six years. Add to that
appearances on the "Tonight Show" with both Jay
Leno and Johnny Carson, the "Conan O'Brien Show," "Politically
Incorrect," several Showtime Specials, and of course, his very own
sitcom "Minor Adjustments" and you have one of the most popular comics
of the 90's.
"Minor Adjustments" was co-created by Sheridan and
will forever be remembered as the first and only show to premiere on one
network (NBC) then to be sold and aired on a second (UPN) during the
same TV season. The show proved to be a perfect vehicle for Rondell Sheridan.
It was a family comedy described as a cross between "The Bob
Newhart Show" and "The Cosby Show." Sheridan portrayed a child
psychologist, who was the voice of sanity amongst his dysfunctional
co-workers, family and friends.
His additional television credits include guest
starring roles in the series "Where I Live" and "A Different World." Sheridan has performed stand up comedy on "Comic Strip Live," "Motown
On Campus," "Arsenio Hall Show," "A Pair of Jokers" and "Stand-Up Sit Down." His theater credits include Off-Broadway productions of "Between
Now and Then" and "Satyricon."
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Aug 15, 1962
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