ACTOR | WRITER | COMEDIAN
Dewayne Perkins is a LA based Chicago born and raised writer/comedian. Recently named one of Just For Laughs New Faces of 2019, Dewayne is currently a writer on NBC's hit show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Former credits include Netflix's "The Break with Michelle Wolf," the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner, where a joke he wrote was named one of the beset jokes of 2018 by the New Yorker, and MTV's Wild N' Out. " He was named a Breakout LGBQT Comedian to Watch by TimeOut New York, and chosen as one of Comedy Central's "Up Next" comedians in 2018. His stand up was featured on Comedy Central's "This Week at the Comedy Cellar" and various stages around the country like the Comedy Cellar, The Laugh Factory, and festival such as Comedy Central's "Clusterfest," San Francisco's Sketchfest, NBC's Breakout Comedy Festival and more.
Dewayne is an alumni of the Second City Touring company and writer/performer of the original stage production "Black Side of the Moon." He is also a member of the award winning comedy collective 3peat, who's Comedy Central web short "The Blackening," a short written by Dewayne, went viral with over 15 million views.
Dewayne also makes up half of the duo, Bleep that Bleep. Their original shows include Beyonce ft. Jesus and Uncle Tom & Jerry Curl, and their NYTVF "Best Short Form" award winning web series "Starving Artists." Dewayne is also a technically trained ballet and hip-hop dancer, performing with the Paris Opera Ballet in their first American tour of the ballet Giselle and Bolero and placing 7th nationally in" Hip Hop Internationals" in Las Vegas.
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"This cast also features one of the most naturally hilarious and witty comedians I’ve ever seen. His name is Dewayne Perkins, and he steals every sketch he appears in. "
"Dewayne Perkins was absolutely electrifying in a sketch that had him playing a hip-hop DJ who loves show tunes. The brilliance of both the sketch and Black Side of the Moon is its ability to flip situations to the completely unexpected, making you challenge your own assumptions."
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"MVP award goes to Dewayne Perkins, drawing ovations as a dancing DJ who gets all hyped up … before dropping showtune after showtune.
Together they insist — repeatedly, funnily and convincingly — that African Americans are anything but a monolith