At the tender age of three, Chicago native Lance Allen’s mother noticed that there was something different about him. After numerous doctor visits and tests he got a clean bill of health, and the doctor’s medical opinion was that he had “a different kind of soul.” Growing up, Lance’s love of comedy blossomed as he watched shows like In Living Color, Saturday Night Live, and (secretly watched) Def Comedy. Though not the best student, Lance happily used his sense of humor to entertain his class mates. With his childhood friend, Lance would make sketch comedy tapes and pass them around his school and neighborhood. In high school, Lance was a member of the drama club, and his future in entertainment was sealed when he was voted “most likely to have his own show.” During college, Lance began his stand up career and soon won awards for stand up and sketch, including an NAACP Axel award for a sketch featured on his website lanceandjason.com. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue his stand up and acting career, Lance quickly made an impression on the comedy scene and he performed in the CBS Diversity Showcase.
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