Darryl Littleton began his comedy career writing sketches for “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” on CBS Radio. Soon afterwards he became a regular at the world famous Comedy Store, adopted the stage name, “D’Militant” and landed a job as D. L. Hughley’s exclusive writer when he hosted BET’s “Comic View”. Darryl was promoted to writer/producer and also penned material for Cedric the Entertainer, Sommore and Don DC Curry.
Darryl’s television credits include Robert Townsend’s WB sitcom, “The Parent Hood”, “Townsend Television” for Fox, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”, Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh”, Martin Lawrence’s “1st Amendment”, Telemundo’s “Loco Comedy Jam”, Byron Allen’s “Comic’s Unleashed” and ABC’s “America’s Funniest People” where he was the Grand Prize Winner.
Darryl toured Europe and Asia as a stand-up comedian entertaining US military troops, released his comedy CD, “Am I Lying?!”, won the prestigious Bay Area Black Comedy Competition on its 20th Anniversary, worked as a commentator for NPR and his first published book, “Black Comedians on Black Comedy”, is taught at USC and was adapted into the Robert Townsend directed documentary, “Why We Laugh” where Darryl served as executive producer.
Littleton co-hosted the podcast “Tuezdae’s with D’Militant”, toured as a public speaker, produced “Black & Blue: The Laff Records Collection” and dropped his sophomore album “Too Raw for Mainstream” along with publishing five additional books: “How to Be Funny: The Essential Comedy Handbook”; “Forefathers”, “Pimp Down”; “Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady” and “Black Revenge” as well as the satirical graphic novel, “1 Broke Activist: The Adventures of D’Militant - Mein Trump”.
Darryl Littleton is the Associate Curator of the Comedy Hall of Fame and is an Emmy nominated writer for his work on the documentary, “Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing”.
Lady Tuezdae has the distinction of being the first comedienne to write a book on the history of comediennes. This is just one of the first in her unconventional comedy career. Prior to gracing a stage or penning a joke she was the first female to work under the expert tutelage of the founder of the Black Stuntmen’s Association, Eddie Smith.
This led her into a career behind the scenes as a respected, in-demand presence in productions including Waist Deep, Live Free or Die Hard and The Last Day of Summer. She then used her talents to ghost write material for established comedians.
In 2006 she began performing stand up in Los Angeles, California and performed regularly at the World-Famous Comedy Store, the Laugh Factory and the Ha-Ha Comedy Club. However, her main fans hailed from the motorcycle club circuit. The bikers adored her hard-hitting brand of take-no-prisoners humor.
Lady Tuezdae applied her aggressive approach to her writing. She wrote material for the Loni Love comedy special on Comedy Central which aired in May, 2010. In 2012 she co-hosted the podcast “Tuezdae’s with D’Militant” 2012 with her husband, comedian, D’Militant. That same year the duo co-wrote and released her debut book, “Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady”.
This history (“herstory”) of females in comedy was an immediate hit in comedy circles and academia. The oral chronicling boasted insights from dozens of top comediennes and traced the evolution of the art from the 10th Century to current day. It became a mainstay in libraries and book stores around the country.
Lady Tuezdae used this tentacle of her far-reaching talent to branch into public speaking on the lecture circuit. She currently travels the country promoting her book and female comedy.