About Alvin Williams feat. Janae Burris
It’s hard to be likable when you’re being brutally honest, but Alvin Williams has found a way, and he’ll show you for a small fee. From the little things in life that truly matter, to the big issues that shouldn’t matter at all, Williams finds the funny in all the places you forgot to look. Whether it’s current events, relationship advice, family life, or pop culture, you won’t know which direction he’s headed next, you’ll just be glad you took the ride with him. Born in Chicago, IL, Alvin shared his childhood between Illinois, Tennessee, Colorado, Oregon, Louisiana, and Idaho (yes, Idaho), making him a “native son” in many of his performance destinations. Growing up he learned to rapidly adapt to his ever-changing environment by turning strangers into friends through laughter, a skill that is noticeably on display as soon as he hits the stage. He has wasted no time making his presence felt on both the national and international comedy circuit with a non-stop tour schedule that spans the entire United States and Canada to his credit. In 2008 he hosted the inaugural Mile High Comedy Festival in Denver, CO. Later that year he became the recurring host of the Shades of Black Show, a multi-cultural talent showcase that tours college campuses across the U.S. Alvin can now be heard on the new Audible Channels series Sounds Like America, and is featured on Hulu in the shows Comedy Brew and Quicklaffs. He is also a 7-time Featured Comic on the viral video network Comedy Time TV.
Janae Burris is a comedian and actor in Denver, Colorado. She is a South Los Angeles native and a California Institute of the Arts alumna. Her years growing up in one of L.A.’s most notorious neighborhoods, combined with her training in avant garde theater make Janae’s comedy style similar to a one-woman show. She has opened for nationally touring comics Michael Che, Roy Wood Jr. and Gary Gulman, and has been featured at Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington Indiana and High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver. She is the the 2016 Comedy Works New Faces Champion, a regular performer at both Comedy Works clubs in Denver and a founding member of Pussy Bros, her stand up comedy girl gang, who made their television debut on NBC’s First Look.