From his unforgettable role in the classic football film, The Replacements, to the hugely successful Drumline, to performing in the Broadway revival of The Wiz, Orlando Jones’ versatility is well documented. Orlando has created memorable characters while working with some of Hollywood’s most successful directors.
Jones’ career began working behind the scenes as a writer on NBC’s A Different World and Fox’s Martin. He then worked alongside top Hollywood heavy-weights to launch FX network into 18 million homes. Orlando later combined his writing and acting talents when he was handpicked by Quincy Jones to join Fox’s sketch comedy franchise, MadTV.
The LA Stage Alliance nominated Orlando for an Ovation Award for his performance alongside Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Fences.
On the big screen, Orlando has featured in films such as Magnolia, Bedazzled, Say it isn’t so, Double Take, Evolution and the 2016 release, Devil and the deep blue sea, alongside Jason Sudekis and Jessica Biel.
He has also starred in various roles on our TV screens including Sleepy Hollow, Rules of Engagement and the lead in Evidence.
Amongst his many talents, Jones was also the producer and writer for the 2009 award winning documentary, The Music Lesson, which won Best North American Documentary at the Women’s International Film Festival.
Tickets for Comedy Central presents Stand Up and Laugh with Orlando Jones are available from R200 per person and can be booked through the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297 / 1213 or by visiting www.emperorspalace.com or www.computicket.com.