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Lil Duval

Lil Duval

Hip Hop Squares, Grow House, Guy Code, Ain't That America, Wild 'N Out, Coming to the Stage

December 1-3

  • Price: $27 general admission, $32 VIP (preferred seating near stage)
  • Showtimes: Friday 7:00/9:00, Saturday 7:00/9:00, Sunday 7:00
  • Lil Duval's website
  • Featuring: TBD


Straight out of Jacksonville, Fla., Lil Duval was inspired by the comedy of Chris Tucker and started climbing the comedy ladder in the South. Before long, he landed a spot touring with Cedric the Entertainer. Today, he's headlining shows all across the country while also appearing on MTV’s “Guy Code” and “Hip Hop Squares.” And in his spare time, he’s killing ‘em with the shoulders.


Celebrities aren’t exactly pouring out of Jacksonville, Florida but that’s only made Roland Powell’s grind more ferocious. Proclaiming himself “Lil Duval” after the county from which he hails, he has literally put his home turf on his back as he touches every nook and cranny available with his special brand of humor.

Some comedians work at making people laugh. Others just do. Born with the gift to make people laugh, Lil Duval explains that, for him, “comedy was a natural thing. People always found me funny. It wasn’t that I was trying to be funny; they just found me funny.”

Not one to waste time, Lil Duval went right at it, taking to the stage of Atlanta’s legendary Uptown Comedy Corner. Pretty soon, he was a regular there as well as any other spots with a microphone and people ready to laugh. A hilarious 2001 performance at a contest in Oakland caught the attention of Cedric the Entertainer’s camp and Lil Duval was invited to hit the road with Cedric and four other comedians. That successful run on the road led to a featured spot on Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup, first televised and then released on DVD.

A forever hustler, Lil Duval stayed on the road, slanging his brand of humor. Along the way, he also released two underground comedy DVDs: Dat Boy Funny (2003) and Put Your Hands on Me (2005). Additionally, he appeared in Three 6 Mafia’s Choices II: The Setup as well as hot videos like T.I.’s “Rubberband Man,” “24s,” “Whatever You Like” and Yung Joc’s “It’s Goin Down” and “Coffee Shop.”

Duval can currently be seen on two MTV series, "Guy Code" and "Hip Hop Squares," but he’s not done yet. “Everything that you can do and even more that hasn’t been done yet” is a serious goal for him. “Whatever it is the people want me to do, I’m going to do it. And, I’m going to be the best at it,” he promises, refusing to rest until he reaches the pinnacle of “comedy at its finest.”