Dominique – Standup Comedy

She began honing her skills unprofessionally as a civil servant on the nightshift as a postal worker at the now infamous Brentwood Postal facility in her native Washington D.C. “I knew something like that was gonna happen. I used to see all kinds of stuff that terrorist could use 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 gave way to open mic nights at local clubs at the behest of friends and co – workers. She immediately gained a reputation for telling it like it is; raw and uncut and unknowingly garnered a loyal following. Washington’s uppity audiences gravitated toward her mixture of politics, street culture and current events. Her strong presence and a bravado rarely seen in female comics quickly gained the attention of the producers of HBO’s “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam”, the show that changed comedy forever. She went from shuffling mail to working with the likes of Chris Rock in no time. “I didn’t do anything special. I just talked about what I knew and the next thing you know I’m on T. V. I quit that job and took about 20 books of stamps. I figured they owed me.”. She never looked back.

Sensing that she had outgrown DC’s small comedy scene, she moved to the Bronx, which wasn’t a far cry from the Southeast, and became a fixture at the clubs in New York City. Places like the “Comic Strip” and “Stand Up New York” served as testing grounds for her new material. On a chance Wednesday night at a small club on the lower eastside she met Saturday Night Live’s Tracy Morgan who made Dominique his opening act for his run at Caroline’s on Broadway Comedy Club. The two formed a friendship and have been working together ever since. Being Tracy’s feature however wasn’t enough to keep the bills paid so Dominique became what she calls a ‘hustler’, performing all over die country to make ends meet. From Caroline’s in New York. to The Improv in Miami to LA’s Laugh Factory, and every club in between, Dominique has wowed audiences with her straight forward wit and comedic standpoint reminiscent of Mom’s Mabley. http://www.looklaugh.com

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