Dewayne Perkins is a Chicago born and raised writer/comedian based in LA. He is currently a writer on NBC's hit show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Former credits include Netflix's "The Break with Michelle Wolf," MTV's Undressed Reboot, and The 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner, where a joke he wrote was named one of the best jokes of 2018 by the New Yorker.
As a stand up comedian, Perkins was chosen as a 2019 Just for Laughs New Face in Montreal, one of Vulture's "Comedians you Should and Will Know in 2019," Comedy Central's UP NEXT, and a Breakout LGBQT Comedian to Watch by TimeOut New York. His stand up has been featured on Comedy Central, Netflix, LOGO, and festival and stages around the country like Comedy Central's Clusterfest. SF Skechefest, NBC's Breakout Fest, the Comedy Cellar, Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, Zanies, 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" at Woolly Mammoth in Washington DC. He is also a member of the award winning comedy collective 3peat, who's Comedy Central web short "The Blackening," written by Perkins, went viral with over 15 million views. It is now being developed into a feature film by MRC and the Story Co., co-written with Girl's Trip scrib Tracy Oliver.