LaMont Ferrell is a big comedic talent and it's not because of his 6'4"frame. Originally from Philadelphia, LaMont has been entertaining audiences for many years. As a clean comic, LaMont’s observational style of humor has no boundaries. He has performed for a variety of ages and ethnicities across the country and around the world. A local magazine describes his act as, "Energetic, creative and original, but most of all just plain funny.”
After winning the 1996 Comic Relief Comedy Festival Funniest New Comic Award, he took his comedic writing talents to TV and he started writing for various sitcoms such as, BET’s “Nothin’ But a Women,” the WB’s “The Parent’Hood” and UPN’s “Moesha.” He won The Media Projects 2000 SHINE AWARD for a Moesha episode he co-wrote for the sitcom formally starring Brandy.
LaMont hopes to have his own show on the air in the near future. He sold the pilots, “Old School,”to the Fox Network and “The Trouble with Girls” to the UPN Network. After working as a writer/producer for UPN’s hit show, “Girlfriends,” Lamont has ventured into the motion picture arena. He was one of the writers hired to punch up the movie, “The Cookout,” starring Queen Latifah and is shopping Family Business, a film based on thetrue story of his family’s restaurant business in Philadelphia. LaMont has formed his own production company, Just Jokes Entertainment, and produced and directed three volumes of his own stand-up comedy DVD series.
LaMont Ferrell’s Just Jokes Comedy Tour features himself, several national known comedians and hilarious skits. The DVD is available online at www.justjokesentertainment.com, Netflix.com and various media outlets around the country. He also has worked as on Nick Cannon’s Short Circuitz sketch comedy show for MTV and was one of the writers hired by Tyler Perry to help write over one hundred episodes of The House of Payne. LaMont has also written for Are We There Yet for TBS, Reed Between the Lines on BET and Let’s Stay Together for the network.
Besides working on the shows of some Hollywood’s biggest stars, LaMont is still trying to get his own show on the air. His pilot, Big Shot, which was executive produced by Oscar Award winner Jamie Foxx and former NBA player Kenny Smith, was purchased by TBS.
Additionally, his original pilot, You’re Joking, Right? won Outstanding Comedy Series at the LA WEBFEST. It can be viewed at www.justjokesentertainment.com. As an actor, you’ve might have seen him in his recurring role on the hit NBC show, The Office. Currently, LaMont is writing and producing the hit family sitcom, Mann & Wife, starring the real life husband and wife gospel duo David and Tamela Mann. Additionally, he is also executive producing and directing the documentary, The Wise Old Owl, about the outspoken Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, John Chaney. You can view the trailer at www.gofundme.com/thewiseoldowl. Stay tuned.