Today we’d like to introduce you to Delo Brown.
Delo, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started my comedic career almost four years ago. After getting fired from my job, I took a leap of faith and produced my first comedy show, “How Funny Can You Get?”. It sold out instantly!
It took a lot of ups and downs, wins and losses, and a few more firings from jobs before I really took matters into my own hands and became a full-time actress and comedienne.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Being a young Black plus size comedienne is its own battle. Maneuvering through the industry can be very frustrating especially since I have been doing this on my own for three years; learning as I go.
Building a trustworthy team has also been a task in itself. Finding people you can trust and who believe in you is very hard. Luckily, I have found a great team that supports me in everything I do.
Detroit is also a hard place to grow as a female comedian. There aren’t a lot of us in the city that gets the shine we deserve. After selling out seven shows, I still found it hard to get the respect I deserve; I reached my peak. It pushed me to make that big move to Hollywood where the stars are made.
Please tell us about What A Time Productions.
I started as a stand-up comedienne and actress. In addition to writing my own material, I fell in love with scriptwriting and began to produce my own web series “Keep It On The Delo.” It caught the eye of some very big stars in Hollywood. My writing skills also led me to produce a year-long series with Auntie Jackie’s Curls and Coils. “College Curlfriends” is a social media series that my team and I write, produce and direct in both L.A. and Detroit.
I’ve also been casted in a full-length feature film titled “Sisters,” produced by Jamar Hill and I was given the opportunity to be featured in Big Sean’s “Single Again” video alongside another Detroit celebrity Ryan Destiny. It was a blessing to be able to shoot the video in my hometown, just down the street from where I grew up! I also had the opportunity to take my talents to REVOLT TV. I was selected as a featured comedienne on their new show, “Funny AF!”
My talents have also gotten me gigs as a headliner for the inaugural Women in Comedy Festival in Detroit and Black Girls Giggle in New Orleans. I’ve solidified partnerships with 1800 Tequila, Dia & Co., The Lip Bar, Our/Vodka and more. I was also named the Detroit Master Blackspert by fellow comedienne Amanda Seales during her Smart, Funny & Black tour.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would ask for more help. Sometimes I think I can do it all on my own. In doing that, it brought on a lot of isolation and stress. You can’t do it alone. It’s okay to ask for help. I wish I would have done it a lot sooner in my career.
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