Jermaine Fowler

Jermaine Fowler

Ontario Improv

Wed Aug 11
08:00PM
Special Event

Jermaine Fowler's Bio

One of Hollywood’s fastest rising young talents, Jermaine Fowler can be seen in “Coming 2 America” starring as Lavelle alongside Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones and a host of other A-list actors. The film is a sequel to the 1988 hit comedy “Coming to America.” “Coming 2 America” is directed by Craig Brewer and written by Kenya Barris and Barry W. Blaustein.



In 2017, Fowler starred in and executive produced CBS’s Comedy “Superior Donuts.” Created by Bob Daily, Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman, “Superior Donuts” is about an old-school doughnut shop owner Arthur, his spunky young employee and aspiring artist, Franco, and their friends and patrons keep the shop going in a changing culturally mixed inner city Chicago neighborhood. Fowler starred in the series alongside Emmy Award-winner Judd Hirsch, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani and Katey Segal.



On the big screen, Fowler acted opposite Lakeith Stanfield in 2018’s “Sorry to Bother You” Which was also directed and written by Stanfield. Fowler portrayed Salvador in the comedy-drama film alongside Terry Crews, Omari Hardwick, Tessa Thompson, Danny Glover, and Armie hammer. Produced by Forest Whitaker, the film made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018.



In 2014 Fowler co-created and starred in the truTV sketch-comedy series “Friends of the People.” The following year, he starred in his own SHOWTIME special “Give ‘Em Hell Kid.” His additional television credits include “Crashing,” produced by Judd Apatow, “Robot Chicken,” “BoJack Horseman,” the “All That” revival which he also executive produced and the 69th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, for which Fowler was the on-camera announcer.



Raised in Hyattsville, Md., Fowler began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday, he boarded a Megabus and moved to New York City with three pieces of luggage and a dream. As a stand-up comic, he has toured nationally with College Humor and Comedy Central on Campus. Also, he was one half of the sketch group BodegaCat Sanchez, alongside Kevin Barnett. In 2012 Fowler was selected as one of Variety’s “New Faces” at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.