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About Doug Williams

Watch highlights from Doug Williams's Comedy Central Presents special.

Born and raised in Montgomery Alabama, Doug Williams quickly realized that he had an affinity for entertainment. After being thrown out of a local high school rap group because his rhymes were more humorous than serious, a friend suggested he give stand-up comedy a try. In January 1990 Doug stepped on stage at a comedy club in Huntsville, Alabama for the first time and found his calling.

After graduating from Alabama State University in January, he decided to move to Los Angeles where he landed his first role in a major film ("The Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy) only two months after his arrival. From there, his offbeat style of stand-up comedy that surrounds relationships with women and his life has made him a favorite on BET's "Comic View" where he completed a one hour stand-up comedy special. Doug has also appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Comedy Central Presents," "Vibe," "The Keenen... Read More »

Watch highlights from Doug Williams's Comedy Central Presents special.

Born and raised in Montgomery Alabama, Doug Williams quickly realized that he had an affinity for entertainment. After being thrown out of a local high school rap group because his rhymes were more humorous than serious, a friend suggested he give stand-up comedy a try. In January 1990 Doug stepped on stage at a comedy club in Huntsville, Alabama for the first time and found his calling.

After graduating from Alabama State University in January, he decided to move to Los Angeles where he landed his first role in a major film ("The Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy) only two months after his arrival. From there, his offbeat style of stand-up comedy that surrounds relationships with women and his life has made him a favorite on BET's "Comic View" where he completed a one hour stand-up comedy special. Doug has also appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Comedy Central Presents," "Vibe," "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show," NBC's "Friday Night, Late Night" and fulfilled a life long dream by performing on "Showtime at the Apollo." Currently, Doug hosts the new hit stand-up comedy show on Starz -- "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up." He can also be seen in the stand-up special "The Big Black Comedy Show" with Mo'Nique (from "The Parkers"), now available on DVD.

Doug's other television appearances have been on the HBO comedy series "The Mind of the Married Man" and Gus the Cabbie, plus many other characters, on BET's sketch comedy show "The Way We Do It."