with Shawn Shelnutt
Saturday, January 26 at 7 & 9 p.m.
Finesse Mitchell is a multi-faceted actor, comedian and author. His hour-long stand-up special The Spirit Told Me To Tell You recently premiered on Showtime. Mitchell burst onto the national scene with his three-year run on NBC’s iconic late-night sketch series, Saturday Night Live, creating hilarious characters like "Starrkeisha" and impersonating actor Morgan Freeman and rapper 50 Cent. Additionally—born out of his hip, hilarious and widely popular monthly advice column for ESSENCE Magazine—his first relationship book, Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much: A Brother’s Take on Dating and Mating for Sistas was very well-received and Mitchell is currently working on a much-anticipated second.
Finesse Mitchell is known to sell-out crowds across the country for his witty take on timely subjects, relationship humor and politics. Mitchell performed on the Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour and shined as a featured act on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special on Showtime. Mitchell also been seen on TBS’s Who Gets the Last Laugh, Fox’s dating show The Choice, VH1’s hit show Single Ladies, BET’s Comic View, Tyra, Comedy Central Presents and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.
On the big screen, he starred in the hit urban movie Who's Your Caddy, and has appeared in the films The Comebacks, Mad Money and Barely Lethal, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba. He was recently featured in the Sony Pictures/Crackle TV feature Mad Families opposite Charlie Sheen and Tiffany Hadidsh, and he appeared in the Cameron Crowe Showtime series Roadies, as well as Media on TV One, and the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm. He also just shot a pilot for a nationally syndicated daytime talk show, which he will co-host with actress Jamie Pressly.
Mitchell graduated from the University of Miami and is a distinguished member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is a former student athlete who was a walk-on for the National Champion Hurricanes football team where he played with Super Bowl champion Warren Sapp and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to name a few. Mitchell is a devout supporter of the men and women in the Armed Forces. In 2017, he co-headlined a comedy tour performing at ten different Army bases for Army Entertainment. He also appeared in Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops which aired on Country Music Television (CMT) to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation.