Woody D. is probably the most recognized member of the Pete Michaels lineup.
He hails from Harlem, New York. Home of the world famous Apollo Theater, and first teamed up with Pete Michaels back in 1984. Though he doesn't look his age!
He and Pete began doing comedy in a small club in Manhattan called The Compass Lounge with the help of their friend and show producer, the late George Anders. They also worked out material in Battery Park for the lunchtime Wall Street crowds. "Those guys would tip REAL big!," jokes Woody.
MANY Comedy Club appearances around the country followed. They made their TV debut on The Joe Franklin Show, which was a syndicated national late night program from New York.
Their big break came after performing at Baruch College. "This guy walks up to Pete after the show and says he can get us on Showtime At The Apollo. I told Pete I ain't doing no Amateur Night! But the guy was serious and a few weeks later.... there we were!"
The duo was an IMMEDIATE hit on It's Showtime At The Apollo and soon, more TV gigs came along. FOX TV's The Uptown Comedy Club, Let's Laugh with Sherman Hemsley, and many concert appearances across the USA and the Caribbean.
The team of Pete Michaels & Woody D. worked with many stars including Jamie Foxx, Sherman Hemsley, David Alan Grier, Paul Mooney, Joe Torry, George Wallace, John Witherspoon and MANY more!
Woody even had his own Cable TV talk/variety show on Time Warner Cable which ran for 2 years.
With his off the hook wit and eye for the ladies, he is recognized as "The Wooden King Of Comedy." For Real!
Most recently, Woody & Pete were featured in a short film called "Soul In A Suitcase." The film chronicles their rise to fame and received the Best Short Film Award by the National Board Of Film Review.
Woody is currently making his long overdue return to the lineup and is featured in a NEW DVD release, "The BEST Of Woody D." which is available on this website!
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