After being announced as one of the cast members of
The Color Purple reboot, comedian/actor Deon Cole stops by Power 105’s to discuss his latest Netflix comedy special, still dealing with the death of his mother, the current writer’s strike, and so much more. The Breakfast Club
Deon Cole: Deon Cole is a comedian, writer, and actor, who can currently be seen in Jeymes Samuel’s THE HARDER THEY FALL for Netflix opposite Idris Elba, Regina King, Zazie Beetz, and Lakeith Stanfield. Deon recently wrapped a role in Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill’s YOU PEOPLE for Netflix, acting opposite Jonah Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Eddie Murphy. Deon is currently playing ‘Alfonso’ in Amblin/Warner Bros.’ THE COLOR PURPLE directed by Blitz Bazawule opposite Taraji P. Henson, Corey Hawkins, Colman Domingo, Danielle Brooks, Aunjanue Ellis, Halle Bailey, and H.E.R. Next up, Deon will star in BET+’s dark comedy series AVERAGE JOE from McG. Deon can also be seen as Charlie on ABC’s BLACK-ISH and Freeform’s GROWNISH. For his work on BLACK-ISH, Deon won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times in a row at the 2020,2021 & 2022 NAACP Image Awards. Deon can currently be heard as the voice of Dave, for Dreamworks Animation’s Netflix series, KIPO AND THE AGE OF WONDERBEASTS. Previously, he starred as Detective Daniel “DJ” Tanner on the TBS comedy ANGIE TRIBECA opposite Rashida Jones. Deon’s previous film credits include the Whitney Cummings directed feature THE FEMALE BRAIN, opposite Sofia Vergara, and was featured in the Ice Cube led BARBERSHOP series. He can also be seen in FRIENDSGIVING, produced by Red Hour Films. Deon’s latest one-hour stand-up comedy special for Netflix, DEON COLE: CHARLEEN’S BOY, was released on November 15th. His previous special COLE HEARTED was released after the success of his appearance in THE STANDUPS, also for Netflix. His previous one-hour special, DEON COLE’S: COLE BLOODED SEMINAR was shot for Comedy Central. His stand-up documentary, WORKIN’ IT OUT, recently debuted exclusively on Netflix is a Joke’s Youtube channel, and has garnered 6 million views on social media, and 1.6 million views on Youtube alone. The Breakfast Club: The Breakfast Club is an American syndicated radio show based in New York City hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne tha God that currently airs in over 90 radio markets around the United States. Common topics of discussion on the show are celebrity gossip (especially in the hip hop industry), progressive politics, and sexual and dating issues. In January 2020, The Breakfast Club was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special). In July 2020, The Breakfast Club was nominated for induction into the Radio Hall of Fame. Talk radio industry magazine Talkers included it in its 2020 “Heavy Hundred” list of top 100 influential talk radio shows, calling the show “appointment listening every day for people of color.” During the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, the Los Angeles Times called it “a radio forum for the nation’s racial reckoning.” As of July 2020 the show reach 8 million listeners a month according to Nielsen. In November 2021 the show stopped its simulcast on Revolt.
A comedy product of the Kern County area, comedian Tyson Paul is one of the most well-known comedians on the west coast. Tyson has been performing stand-up comedy up and down the west coast for the past 15 years, sharing the stage with comedy legends such as Tiffany Haddish, Mark Curry, Amy Schumer, and Jerrod Carmichael. Paul founded his own comedy entertainment company We Own The Laughs in 2014. For the past 7 years, WOTL has expanded throughout the west coast to various legendary comedy clubs/venues as it has grown into one of the best comedy brands in the country. Along with his incredible professionalism, Tyson Paul is recognized among his comedic peers as one of the most talented comedians to watch and perform with.