A naturally talented comedian, Mike Epps’ ability was promoted and encouraged from a young age. He started performing as a stand-up comedian when he was still a teenager. He even was the winner of a slam dunk contest when he was 11 years old. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, he shifted to Atlanta and there at the Comedy Arts Theater, he started working. Later on he moved to New York City in 1995 to work in Def Comedy Jam. Through his work with other American-African artists working in the same genre of comedy, his name has been associated with a special kind of humor.
After playing a part in the directorial debut of Vin Diesel called Stray in 1997, Mike Epps went on to become a bigger name as a stand-up comedian. In 1994 he starred in one of the episode of The Sopranos and soon after he was brought on board to co-star alongside the Ice Cube, in the sequel called Next Friday, replacing Chris Tucker. Cube was then invited by Mike Epps to Los Angeles so as to view his stand-up set. Cube was greatly impressed so he asked Epps to audition for the part of Day-Day Jones. Epps got it after auditioning for weeks. Known to many of the viewers as a stand-up comedian, Next Friday boosted his career as a new actor as on the box-office charts as the film opened at number one. The character of Day-Day Jones who is a stressed-out, timid character and is stalked by his neurotic and possessive ex-girlfriend and her wild younger sister became his claim to fame. Shortly after, Mike Epps did a cameo appearance in 3 Strikes and worked as a supporting actor alongside Jamie Fox in Bait. Then in 2001, Mike Epps did a voice role as Sonny in Dr. Dolittle. In 2008 and 2010 he did a voice role as Boog, the character of a bear in Open season 2 and 3.
Once Mike Epps has finished filming, he goes on a tour of the country, entertaining people with his comedy act called The Mike Epps on the Edge Tour. He performs to sold-out arenas and theaters all over the country. He has several tours lined up all over the United States. The previous year, Inappropriate Behavior, his one hour comedy special, aired on HBO and was one of its top-rated of the year.
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