About Damon Williams
With over 25 years in the industry, Damon Williams is a former Subway sandwich shop
owner from Chicago, IL who began his comedy career at All Jokes Aside Comedy club.
Damon's previous television appearances include BET's Comic View dating back to 1994,
including his own one-hour special. He's been featured on BET LIVE, Comedy Central's
Premium Blend, The Tom Joyner Sky Show on TV ONE, and HBO's P Diddy's Bad Boys of
The Funny Man from Chicago even hosted several episodes of the legendary Showtime at the
Apollo, following seasoned host & TV star Steve Harvey. In 1999 Damon performed for over
300,000 fans as the opening act for the highly successful Kings of Comedy Tour, establishing
him as one of the elite comics in the nation.
Internationally Damon is a fan favorite in the Cayman Islands and has made regular
appearances in Canada with stops in Vancouver, Montreal, and Edmonton. Damon has even
been featured on The Real Deal Comedy Jam, which airs in the UK. Monthly comedy shows for
the House of Blues came as the result of one appearance on the Jenny Jones Show. He was
contracted to write, perform, and produce over 50 episodes. His material is universal and there's
something for all ages. His popularity has provided him the opportunity to work with some of the
biggest stars in the business such as Aretha Franklin, Pattie Labelle, Luther Vandross, Ray
Charles, Harry Belafonte, Frankie Beverly, Chris Rock, James Brown, Jamie Foxx, Little
Richard, and even President Barack Obama – where he served as host for a campaign brunch.
You’ve also seen Damon recently on tours and shows such as Host of HBO’s Martha’s Vineyard
Comedy Fest, The US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the Cedric the Entertainer Revue, HBO’s
Def Comedy Jam, Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment, Comics Unleashed, Black Pack Comedy
Tour, Laughin’ on the Outside – Cryin’ on the Inside, most Funny Bone & Improv Comedy Clubs
nationwide and maintains his monthly showcases in Chicago for Funny First Mondays. He’s
caught the acting bug with starring roles in films Not Another Black Movie, lead in Heaven on
Seven, and also an appearance on the Bounce TV sitcom Grown Folks.
Damon is keeping Chicago on the map as a manager of Riddles Comedy Club where he’s
providing a stage for new and veteran comedic talent. With his life motto of “Don’t Stop and
Don’t Quit,” Damon previously held the "Funny Chair" seat as co-host on the legendary
nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, and is seen consistently on Chicago’s #1 Day
Talk Show, Windy City Live. Recently, Damon landed an Unscripted Comedy Stand-Up, Laugh
Tonight with Damon Williams, on New Streaming Service, UrbanFlixTV
When he is not touring comedy clubs nationwide or headlining concerts, Damon can be heard
weekly on It’s Sybil Wilkes show online and the Sam Sylk show on 93.1 in Cleveland.