About Don "DC" Curry
Whether he's on tour playing huge theatres or doing special engagements at intimate clubs, co-starring in major studio pictures or the leading man in an indie gem, providing on-air radio talent or working as a voice-over artist, DC Curry is a very versatile, funny man. A prolific stand-up comedian, DC continually headlines top concert venues and major comedy clubs across the country. Not only a performer, DC also produces many of his own projects. His versatility and trademark comedy shtick keeps him constantly working. In 1995, after prevailing against the top up and coming urban comedians in the country, DC won the coveted title, "Comedian Of the Year" by winning the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, joining the ranks of famous alumni Jamie Foxx, D.L. Hughley, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, Nick Cannon and Mark Curry. He went on that same year to be named "Comedian Of The Year" by the BET network (his classic bits from the early years can be seen regularly on The Best of BETs Comicview). By the next season he was hosting COMIC VIEW. After garnering the attention of industry executives, he earned a series regular role on ABC's, GRACE UNDER FIRE. DC performed on such popular talk shows as HBO's critically acclaimed, THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW and ROSEANNE. Demonstrating his versatility, DC hosted the Wesley Snipes/TNT networks martial arts special, BLADE SALUTES THE MASTERS OF MARTIAL ARTS. In radio he spouted his comedic wisdom on one of Dallas top radio stations for five years and hes been a statewide on-air spokesman for California Energy Conservation. As a film actor and TV personality, he has both chops and notable range. He appeared as Pastor Jones on the NBC sitcom, THE TRACY MORGAN SHOW. He's the outrageous Uncle Elroy in NEXT FRIDAY, and the hilarious holiday three-quel FRIDAY AFTER NEXT. He was the grumpy boss as a series regular on ABC's GRACE UNDER FIRE and was an actor/singer, along with Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers on THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW. DC recently filmed, DON "D.C." CURRY-NERVOUS BREAKDOWN LIVE!, his own DVD/cable TV special and CD that he also co-produced. His cable special, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS DC CURRY continues to air on that network. He's appeared twice at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, in Aspen and performed at the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal. DC is expanding his audience and his range on both sides of the cameras. He and his manager, writer/director Tony Spires, produced their own feature film, the gritty, crime drama, "TWO DEGREES," in which DC both stars and executive produces. Their latest feature film, starring Curry, William L. Johnson, Tami Roman and Spires, is the dramatic comedy, TEARS OF A CLOWN, which chronicles the rise, fall and redemption of an African American stand-up comic.