Comedian Arnez J. to Perform at Tommy T's, 8/15-17

It's been two years since comedian Arnez J. has performed in the Bay Area. He's back this weekend when he'll hit the stage at Tommy T's in Pleasanton, CA for six shows Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17. Arnez will be bringing his raw energy and gut-busting impressions to his shows at Tommy T's, telling stories of his family life and poking fun at racial stereotypes. Arnez J.'s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. "J is a whirling dervish on stage--he runs, jumps, spins, slides, slips, and mugs through a performance, acting out many of his bits while describing them," wrote Doug Kaufman in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Arnez has a new hit comedy special, "Racially Motivated," available now on Netflix and for download on iTunes and He's had his own Comedy Central and BET specials, hosted BET's "Comic View" for two seasons and recently headlined Showtime's "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam."

He's had a couple of interesting jobs on his way to becoming a stand-up - He was briefly a Harlem Globetrotter and also worked as a flight attendant. It was while working as a flight attendant that Arnez discovered his comedic talent with his ability to keep the passengers and crew laughing. With encouragement from family and friends, he made his first attempt at stand-up comedy. Arnez then got the chance to show off his skills as both an athlete and performer when he was recruited by scouts for the famed Harlem Globetrotters basketball team who saw his very physical comedy routine at a local basketball game. However, after several months, a knee injury ended his Globetrotters career, finally clearing the way for him to devote himself full time to standup comedy.

For more information on Arnez's shows at Tommy T's, please go to and for a look at his stand-up, here's a clip from his new special "Racially Motivated" -

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