Anjelah Johnson is a comedian making a name for herself on the international comedy circuit. Known for her quirky characters and sharp observational style, she has released several popular one-hour specials, and her sketch video Nail Salon went viral, catapulting her to success and fame. Make sure you pick up your Anjelah Johnson tickets from StubHub today.
Anjelah Johnson's background
Anjelah Johnson was born in California and was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting. In 2005 she took improv classes and soon began to book gigs at comedy clubs across the LA area. After the success of her sketch on Vietnamese nail salon employees went viral, she was hired by MADtv, a TV sketch show. On the show, she developed the character of Bon Qui Qui, a rude employee of a fast-food chain. Johnson gained more attention from this and became a YouTube sensation.
Johnson now has an incredibly diverse career. As well as her stand up shows, she has acted in films like Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Marmaduke, and landed various advertising deals such as the Taco Cabana chain of restaurants. Johnson released music videos and songs as the character of Bon Qui Qui, before signing a record deal with the company Warner Bros. She then released an album called Gold Plated Dreams and a video in collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics titled This Is How We Do It. She has performed two sell-out tours of her music.
Anjelah Johnson's stand-up shows feature stories and anecdotes from her life, as well as her thoughts on marriage, children, and religion. Always pushing boundaries, she never shies away from difficult and taboo topics, which are delivered in her signature 'butter-wouldn't-melt' style.
Anjelah Johnson's big achievements
Anjelah Johnson has performed all over the world, touring her successful brand of comedy. She has played many celebrated venues such as the improv theatres in Houston, Ontario, and Miami, and has sold out shows at The Punchline and Cobb's. She has performed at prestigious comedy festivals, including Montreal's Just for Laughs. She was nominated for an ALMA Award for Outstanding Female Performance for her sketches and characters on MADtv.
Many of Johnson's shows have been televised. She recorded a one-hour special entitled That’s How We Do It in 2010, which was created for Comedy Central and released on DVD. Her second special, The Homecoming Show was released in 2013, and in 2014, Not Fancy premiered on Netflix.