Monique and unique go hand-in-hand. This radio and television personality, writer and comedian is on a mission to make people laugh. Her comedy is the perfect balance of “aha!” and “ha-ha!”
Monique first exploded on the Miami comedy scene and soon starting touring the country and eventually the world. She has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, ABC, Montel Williams, PBS and numerous other television shows. Monique was commissioned to develop a sitcom and write the pilot script about her rollercoaster love life by Dick Wolf Productions/ NBC Universal. She was nominated for an Alma Award for her Showtime Special “Latin Divas of Comedy” which has nearly a million hits on YouTube!
Barry Diller hand-picked her to be the face and late night host of his Miami television venture WAMI which resulted in two TV specials: “Monique Over Miami” and “Lady Zings the Blues.” Eva Longoria also chose her to be one of the original members of the on going comedy troupe “The Hot Tamales Live!” and she hosted segments of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve from South Beach. Marvez soon found her way into the world of morning radio in Indianapolis at WENS which lead to her winning the “Million Dollar Morning Show” contest conducted by San Diego’s JackFM. Monique stands alone as the only person in the country to host a Jack FM show.
Monique can currently be seen on “Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy” on Showtime, and she’s working on several original television projects and continuing to WOW audiences with her sharp stand-up comedy and amazing improv skills. She continues to headline at comedy clubs around the country and was selected as the spokesperson for Fox Sports for their VIP promotional tour. Her new book, “Not Skinny,
Not Blonde” will be released later this year.
Jeff Hodge, a native of the U. S. Virgin Islands, has been called a poor man’s Tyler Perry because he acts, produces, writes and does stand-up comedy. Since getting into comedy two decades ago, Jeff has accomplished many things including appearing in the feature films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Crocodile Dundee in L.A., and the television sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show. Jeff can be seen from time to time in his recurring role as different characters in sketches on The Tonight Show, hosted by Jay Leno. Jeff has opened for world renowned saxophonist David Sanborn and comedians George Lopez and Arsenio Hall and has written material for The Steve Harvey Radio Show, Arsenio Hall, George Lopez and the Keenan Ivory Waynans Show.
Jeff has authored several successful relationship books including the very popular 101+ Ways To Keep A Man, 101+ Ways To Tell When The Relationship Is Over and 101+ Ways To Tell If The Person You’re Dating Is Crazy. Other books by Jeff include the successful humor books on driving: 101+ Ways To Get Out Of A Traffic Ticket, Pet Peeves: Things That Tick-Me Off About Driving and 101+ Ways To Stay Awake When On The Road. For more information on Jeff’s books, visit: www.101waystokeepaman.com.
When Jeff is not on stage performing or writing books, he can be found producing one of his many projects. Recent projects included co-writing, producing and starring in the short film, Kindergarten, which was based on a funny incident involving Jeff’s five year old son. Jeff has also produced and starred in the comedy short, Comedy Traffic School, which was screened at several film festivals across the United States.
Jeff has also produced a few live comedy shows including The Ambassadors of Comedy, which features America’s funniest foreign comedians (www.ambassadorsofcomedy.com). The Caribbean Comedy Tour, a show featuring Jeff and a few of his friends who are comedians from the Caribbean is one of Jeff’s latest projects. Last year, Jeff returned from an eight-city USO Tour of the Middle East where he entertained tens of thousands of troops from all branches of the United States Military and other Coalition Forces.
Jeff’s humor comes from his perspective --- the trials and tribulations of a foreigner living in the United States. So even if you cannot remember what island Jeff is from, after seeing his act you are sure to agree with the journalist who wrote, “…the bottom line is, he’s funny.”