Darryl Lenox

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Darryl Lenox
Birth nameDarryl Lenox
Born1966/1967 (age 47–48)[1]
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
MediumStand-up
NationalityAmerican
Years active1989–present
GenresStand-up comedy
Websitewww.darryllenox.com
 
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Darryl Lenox
Birth nameDarryl Lenox
Born1966/1967 (age 47–48)[1]
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
MediumStand-up
NationalityAmerican
Years active1989–present
GenresStand-up comedy
Websitewww.darryllenox.com

Darryl Lenox is a headlining American comedian who has made appearances on Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central, WTF with Marc Maron, Starz (TV channel), BET, and A&E (TV channel). He is also popular in Canada, having lived there for 12 years. His standup special "Blind Ambition" was filmed at The Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC and picked up by the Starz network. Lenox is signed to Standup! Records.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lenox was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. When he 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, Lenox 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.[3]

Early career[edit]

Lenox said, “You know you are doing something right when you can cry about it.”[citation needed] He feels like comedy is his calling. Most of his early career standup was performed in Canada. In 2005, following the Montreal Comedy Festival, Lenox 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. Lenox ended up in Los Angeles.[3]

Standup success[edit]

Lenox has been performing in comedy clubs throughout the United States and Canada since the early 1990s. 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 ComicView, Comedy Central's Jamie Foxx's Laffa Polooza, and Live at Gotham.

Lenox's comedy special "Blind Ambition" appeared on Starz in November 2012, and continues to be featured on their channel multiple times a month.[4][5] After his success on Starz, Lenox caught the eye of late night television and was featured on Conan O'brien on February 7, 2013.[6]

In addition to touring comedy clubs, Lenox has been featured on Sirius XM's Raw_Dog_Comedy,[7] and Marc Maron's WTF Podcast.[1]

Humanitarian[edit]

Having been afflicted with deteriorating eyesight since his youth, Lenox 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), Lenox is helping to offer treatment solutions to the visually impaired in third-world countries around the world. The mission of TWECS is close to his heart: desperately needed eye exams and donated eyeglasses for those in need. Lenox believes that poverty should never stand between the less fortunate and a better quality of life through better vision.[8]

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