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Adele Givens

Adele Givens

Special Event. The Queens of Comedy, The Hughleys, HBO, Comedy Central

April 13-15


Comedy royalty makes a long-awaited return to the DC Improv this April. Queen Adele Givens is widely recognized as one of the most dynamic and entertaining performers out there – fans love her stand-up (Queens of Comedy) and her TV and movie work (The Hughleys, The Players Club and lots more). It has been far too long since she graced our stage. Welcome her back this spring!


Adele Givens has done it all! Adele was crowned winner of the Crown Royal Comedy competition in the city of Chicago on February 3, 1990. On that day she realized she was destined to become comedic royalty. Adele has the rare ability to make you laugh, think, cry, and cringe all at the same time. Her famous line, “I am SUCH a #$%@#% lady” has gone viral.

Popularity was swift, with Adele winning many other competitions and securing the respect of comedy lovers everywhere. Almost immediately fans proclaimed her the Queen of Comedy. The title is well deserved, with such credits as “Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam,” “The All Stars of Def Comedy Jam,” “Showtime at the Apollo,” “The Oprah Winfrey show,” “HBO Comedy half-hour” and “Comedy Central Presents.” Queen Adele has certainly reigned supreme.

It wasn't long before Queen Adele made her acting debut, guest-starring in such sitcoms as Martin, Moesha, The Parkers, The Steve Harvey show, The Tracey Ullman show and The Hughleys (where she was a series regular).

Queen Adele branched out to do her very own morning radio show (The Adele Givens morning show on WGCI 107.5 FM Chicago), but not before filming her first movie role as Tricks in “The Player’s Club.” Before long, HBO recognized her majesty by offering her a chance to do her own HBO half-hour comedy special and television pilot “The Adele Givens Show.”

Adele wowed audiences everywhere on the very successful Queens of Comedy tour (13 consecutive sold out dates and the album was nominated for a Grammy Award), and made us laugh out loud as the hip hop loving, bad hair day having, DJ (I’Holla) Helen in the movie “Beauty Shop.”

Now the Queen of comedy, Grammy nominated artist, Soul Train Comedy Award nominee, and experienced television and film actress, had added the titles writer. Producer and Director to her resume. She is currently filming a movie she wrote and directed (The real extreme and confusing blaxploitation of ….SCANKHOSE.) All this and beautiful too! It’s safe to say that the little girl from Chicago’s west side has done the city proud!

All hail the queen!