Alonzo was born in New York and lives in L.A. Fortunately he's not a rapper because he'd have to shoot himself.
Alonzo has appeared on TV's LAST COMIC STANDING, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, MAKE ME LAUGH, FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS, THIRTY-SOMETHING, POWER RANGERS, THE CRAIG KILBOURNE SHOW, THE APOLLO. He was the first comedian invited to appear on THE KEENAN IVORY WAYANS SHOW and has appeared on many other comedy shows. He s also got an acting career with roles in BRINGIN DOWN THE HOUSE, THE GIRL NET DOOR, ANGEL, GROUNDED FOR LIFE, and PROFILER among others.
Alonzo graduated Aviation High School, and went on to work as a jet mechanic at Lockheed then McDonnell Douglas, for a total of nine years. His first assignment was the, then "Top Secret", Stealth Fighter. After a three year lay-off, Alonzo returned to find his co-workers sporting Stealth Fighter T-shirts. So much for "Top Secret". Alonzo swears he didn't leak the secret.
After four months in Puerto Rico rebuilding a DC-IO Alonzo and his team had island fever and were ready to go home so they sealed the nose-cone with duct tape and flew the plane out. Alonzo, says, "that's why airlines don't give reasons for flight delays ... you wouldn't want to know some of the things we do".
Alonzo made the decision to quit training new mechanics and study comedy when he discovered he was spending more time telling them jokes than teaching them to read blue prints. In the interest of flight safety he decided to take a comedy class.
His first show was his comedy graduation, which was at the Mayfair Theatre in Santa Monica. Some time would pass before Alonzo would play a venue of such caliber. It was now time for him to "pay his dues".
Alonzo hit the road, breaking his act in throughout the nation's entertainment capitals, Beaumont, Texas; Missoula, Montana; and of course, Pocatello, Idaho.
Returning to L.A. with a honed act, Alonzo worked the open mike circuit appearing in coffeehouses, bars, bowling alleys, and hotel lobbies.
Alonzo's first real break came when he opened for "IN LIVING COLOR'S" Tommy Davidson, which led to the "APOLLO COMEDY HOUR". Now, his career was on a roll. He went on to New faces of Comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has returned to the Festival for their Gala show.
But, Alonzo wanted to do something positive with his comedy, so he began doing USO tours. He's joked with the troops in Kuwait, Thule Greenland, Azores Island, Spain, Central America, Panama, Honduras, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey and Guam. It's a safe bet that Alonzo is the only man on earth who helped build the Stealth Fighter and entertained it's pilots.
Alonzo describes his humor as "Cynically Good-natured" which explains his broad appeal. Alonzo enjoys the "Def-Jam" comedians, but for his comedy to ring true he has to draw on his own experiences, being raised in the "middle-class hood". Alonzo strives to find humor in the commonality of our life experiences and transcend the race and gender boundaries that separate us he'd also like to land a really fat endorsement deal with Nike or Reebok or somebody, anybody... he just likes free stuff.
An avid golfer, Alonzo has entertained and participated in several celebrity golf tournaments - the funniest thing was his swing. He said his purpose was to make them laugh and feel good about their game.
Alonzo Bodden has the ability to make people laugh about, racism, sports, travel, shopping, dating, and he can fix your Lear Jet.
Official Website: http://dcimprov.com
Added by thedcimprov on January 23, 2007