Darryl Lenox is an American Comedian who has made appearances on Comedy Central, BET, and A&E.

Early life

Darryl was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. When Darryl reached the age of 16, he set out to find out more about his lineage. What he discovered was that his biological father was a pimp and a crack dealer in Seattle, Washington. He considers the meeting with his father to be one of the most powerful and life-dictating experiences of his life. After meeting his father, Darryl decided to stay in Seattle until 1993. He then moved to Los Angeles for nearly a year. He finally ended up in Surrey, British Columbia in February 1994. Lenox made Canada his home for 12 years.

Early career

Darryl has said "You know you are doing something right when you can cry about it." He feels like comedy is his calling. Most of his early career standup was performed in Canada. In 2005, following the Montreal Comedy Festival, Darryl went to Florida with the intention of returning to Canada. With no work permit to return to Canada, he was caught by the border patrol and excluded from the country for a year leaving all of his belongings in his Canadian apartment. Darryl ended up in LA.

Standup Success

Lenox has been performing in comedy clubs throughout the United States and Canada since the early 90's. Some of his career accomplishments include opening for Chuck Berry and Maxi Priest, Winner of Best New Play at Vancouver Fringe Festival,and Winner of Seattle Comedy Competition.

He has appeared on the BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Jamie Foxx's Laffa Polooza, and Live at Gotham

Humanitarian

Having been afflicted with deteriorating eyesight since his youth, Darryl Lenox quickly shrugs off any notion of self-pity. He quips, "I can't see two feet in front of me, but I can see tomorrow." Successful eye surgery in Vancouver has restored some of his vision, but more importantly it served to sharpen his humanitarian focus. By partnering with Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS), Darryl is helping to offer treatment solutions to the visually impaired in third-world countries around the world. The mission of TWECS is close to Darryl's heart: desperately needed eye exams and donated eyeglasses for those in need. Darryl believes that poverty should never stand between the less fortunate and a better quality of life through better vision.

Highlights

A&E's Evening at the Improv,

BET's Comic View,

Best of BET's Comic View Special,

Best of Just For Laughs Comedy Festival New Year's Eve Special,

Comedy Central Jamie Foxx's Laffa Polooza,

Comedy Central Live at Gotham,

Montreal JFL Special,

HBO Comedy Arts Festival,

Boston Comedy Festival,

Chicago Comedy Festival,

Vancouver Comedy Festival,

Winner of Seattle Comedy Competition,

Winner of Best New Play at Vancouver Fringe Festival,

External links

Official website,

Canadian Website