Deon Cole is originally from the south side of Chicago. He is one of the most requested headlining comedians in the club and college circuit nationwide. As a stand-up, he has been featured on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," Comedy Central's "Laffapalooza," HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," BET's "Comic View," NBC's "Showtime at the Apollo," BBC's "The World Stands Up," "Lopez Tonight," and Martin Lawrence's "1st Amendment Stand Up" on STARZ, which he also hosted. Deon had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central and was featured on "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show."
Deon is also an actor, having appeared in MTV's "Short Circuitz" and "Wild N' Out" with Nick Cannon, as well as "Barbershop" and "Barbershop 2: Back in Business." Deon recently debuted as the voice of "Uncle Fungus" in "Ice Age: Continental Drift."
After Deon's stand-up appearance on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" he was offered a job as a staff writer for the show and made multiple appearances as a commentator and sketch performer. TV Guide declared "A Star is Born" after Deon's commentary pieces kept growing as a bit on the show.
Since then, Deon has continued with Conan as a writer/performer on his new show at TBS, aptly titled "Conan." He also toured as a featured act on Conan O'Brien's "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour."
Deon has performed as a featured comic in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. He was a finalist in NBC's "Stand-Up for Diversity" showcase and he won BET's Robin Harris award for most original comic. He has been part of several tours, including the Coca-Cola World European Tour for the Troops (Germany, Amsterdam, Belgium, Japan, and Korea), the BET Comedy Tour, the Def Jam Tour, the Budweiser Superfest R. Kelly Tour and the Mary J. Blige Tour. Deon's charismatic personality and original style make him one of the most popular performers in the comedy scene today.