Sommore has emerged as one of America’s top glorified comedic performers, consistently providing her audiences with entertaining relief concerning the realities of everyday life. She tells her message the only way she knows how. . . straight up! With a sharp wit and cutting sarcasm, Sommore speaks about the things that most women only think about, but never say. Being a true woman of the New Millennium, Sommore’s comedic style is centered on everyday scenarios that she and those in her audiences experience. Her views represents the importance of being able to freely express herself first and foremost, to think intelligently, and always represent herself with grace, style and class. Sommore’s consistently wonderful live stage performances and television appearances have made her a widely recognized face among the masses. Her success is well deserved.
“Comedy is an expressive art; it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it,” says Sommore, who views her own comedy as a form of self-expression; it’s no wonder why she’s been dubbed the new Whoopi Goldberg with make-up on or Joan Rivers with a deep tan. Her audiences find relief and comfort through her comedy. She finds humor in the current situations in everyday life and brings awareness to the positive and negative happenings in the lives of others.
“Funny is funny regardless of color,” explains Sommore. Sarcasm coupled with realism empowers Sommore to express her point of view about how one needs to live life today. Her mannerisms are laid back, but beneath her unadulterated style and grace lies an explosive sense of humor. Sommore is always ready to tell it like it is whenever a situation demands a candid approach.
Appearing on a host of shows including touring with The Queens of Comedy and hosting Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam (a feat not easily accomplished), BET’s Live From L.A., and Showtime At The Apollo, Sommore’s quick verbal wit has added a new dimension to stand-up comedy and generates much demand nationwide.
In 1995, Sommore’s classic stand-up act earned her the Richard Pryor Award for Comic Of The Year. As the winner of this prestigious award, she was selected as the first female host of BET’s Comic View. She hosted the show for an entire year, which brought her into millions of homes daily. Also in that year, over 20 million viewers got to see Sommore’s brilliant stand-up comedy firsthand when Oprah Winfrey handpicked her to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Appearing on the show was a milestone in Sommore’s career; Oprah dubbed Sommore as “a force to be reckoned with in the New Millennium.”
In 2000, Sommore was chosen to be a part of the highly successful The Kings & Queens of Comedy tour. The tour garnered Sommore a wider fan base and got her registered in Guinness’ Book of World Records as being the first female comedienne to perform before an audience of over 44,000 people in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome; never has a female comedienne accomplished that. Other noteworthy accomplishments for Sommore include several appearances on The Hughleys (UPN). Sommore has also appeared on The Parkers (UPN) and was a favorite on the very controversial Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (ABC). Rapper/Actor Busta Rhymes even penned a song after her, entitled, “Gimme Sommore”.
In 2001, The Queens of Comedy made-for-television movie was the highest rated and longest running special in the history of the Showtime Network. Sommore made her movie debut in Marcus Rayboy’s Next Friday Part 3 - The Friday After Next. She portrayed a sassy waitress named Cookie. Sommore co-starred with “Friday” veterans, Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Don “DC” Curry and John Witherspoon. Sommore recently starred and received great reviews in “Family Reunion”.
In 2002, Sommore wowed audiences at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Whoopi Goldberg, a festival participant, acknowledged Sommore as one the industry’s most diverse comediennes.She also filmed “A Miami Tale”; an independent film which premiered at the Miami Black Film Festival winning rave reviews for her performance.She also received a grammy nomination for the Queens of Comedy for best Comedy album spoken word.
In 2003, Sommore made her ABC Network premiere on the Emmy™ Award winning show, The View. Later that year, she sat down with the incomparable Jay Leno on The Tonight Show (NBC). CNN’s Headline News invited her to discuss her impact on comedy as the highest grossing comedienne in the country during the past three years. Her continued appearances across the country, will keep her at the top of the list for years to come. Sommore was the subject of Comedy Central’s “Special Women in Comedy” special, which featured the life of the comedienne. Sommore filmed “Soul Plane”, a spoof of the hit movie “Airplane. “Soul Plane” stars fellow comedian D.L. Hughley and Hip-hop superstar, Snoop Dogg. Sommore’s recently completed filming “Walter Latham Presents…”another comedy DVD with an all star male cast. The critics have already dubbed her performance as honest and brillant.
Sommore is currently developing her own sitcom for network television. She continues to perform to sold out audiences across the country, earning her the distinct reputation of being the only female comic accepted in the “boys club” of stand-up comedy. If that weren’t enough, her guest appearances on several Hip-hop projects, including videos and records, has her in high demand of other Hip-hop acts to put the Sommore stamp on their project. Sommore doesn’t mind because her goal is to combine the art of comedy and Hip-hop into one. Her diverse fan base continues to grow. She receives over 20,000 hits per month on her website www.sommore.com. Her immense talents have earned her the title “The Queen of Hip-Hop Comedy” as she always leaves her audiences wanting “Sommore”.