About Karlous Miller and Chico Bean
Mississippi native Karlous Miller grew up in a large blended family, including eight siblings, who all became a major influence on his edgy and boisterous comedy style. After working briefly as a firefighter in Oxford, he moved to Atlanta in 2005 to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. He's been making audiences laugh ever since.
Miller's first television appearance was on "Robert Townsend's Partners in Crime - The New Generation." Since then, he has appeared on "The Mo'Nique Show," Season 2 of BET's prank dating show "Hell Date" and MTV's "Yo Momma," and he was also a semifinalist on Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes." Recent credits include HBO’s All Def Comedy, 6 Seasons of MTV's "Wild 'N Out" as well as Season 12, which is currently in production and has a 30 minute special on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Laugh Network. In addition, he is the Creator and one of the leading featured comics (alongside DC Young Fly & Chico Bean) of the popular podcast, The 85 South Show, where they not only make you laugh through your audio device, but also exert that same hysterical energy and entertainment in live shows across the country.
He has traveled extensively around the world, performing in St. Thomas, Germany, London, and Kuwait. His biggest comedy influences are Redd Foxx, Bernie Mac, Mo'Nique, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey.
Miller also has a passion for music and has worked with musicians like Jermaine Dupri, Case, Gucci Mane, Dem Franchize Boyz, Grandaddy Souf, Big Oomp and T.I.'s Grand Hustle Comedy.
Although Anthony "Chico" Bean has only been doing stand-up for 6 years, has compiled the experience of a well-seasoned comedian. Through his budding success as an opener for Chris Wiles, Chico became a founding member of the NC Comics All-Stars as well as NC's Freestyle Funny Comedy Show. He has performed all over the country at Comedy Clubs, Colleges and Universities. Recently he just completed a run in New York City which included taking the stage at the renowned Gotham Comedy Club for the Nick Cannon CBS Fresh faces Comedy show. Chico also recently worked as a writer & actor on the upcoming E! network sketch comedy series The James Davis Project.