Dulcé Sloan has been announced as NBCUniversal’s 12th annual "StandUp NBC" comedy showcase winner, which was held at the Hollywood Improv comedy club in Los Angeles. As part of her winnings, Sloan will be signed to a talent holding deal with the network.
Congrats to her! To new beginnings!
The event was hosted by a former "StandUp NBC" alumni, Tone Bell. The actor/comedian is just one of four who previous winners who have gone on the have careers, including starring in NBC series this year – Brandon T. Jackson, Ron Funches and Lil’Rel Howery being the other 3.
"Every year ‘StandUp NBC’ finds unknown comics with solid potential for our programming," said executive producer Jandiz Cardoso. "Last year we discovered Lavar Walker, who was immediately brought into the next season of ‘Last Comic Standing.’"
"There were so many talented standups in NBCUniversal’s ‘StandUp NBC’ showcase and we are excited to have a talent hold deal with the hilarious Dulcé Sloan," said Grace Wu, Executive Vice President of Casting for NBC Entertainment, in congratulating the winner. This year’s nine finalists were selected from a pool of more than 40 semifinalists across the nation.
The 2015 finalists included Alex Sparling, Alvin Irby, Christina Galston, Ian Aber, Jesus Sepulveda, Orlando Leyba, Trenton Davis and Randy Syphax, in addition to Sloan.
"I am very blessed to have this opportunity," said Sloan. "I’d like to thank my mother and NBC for embracing me and my talent."
Select finalists will also join the "StandUp NBC" college tour. In partnership with the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), the participants on tour are expected to perform at more than 50 college campuses nationwide. Additionally, select finalists will be featured in February at the NACA national convention in Louisville, Ky.
Said Karen Horne, Senior Vice President of Programming Talent Development & Inclusion for NBC Entertainment: "It gives us great pride to be recognized in the industry as a genuine launching pad to help propel comics to new heights in their careers. Each year, the finale is attended by NBC’s comedy programming and casting teams, as well as several other networks, bookers and talent reps from around the country. Whether a comedian wants to pursue acting, writing or become a headliner, ‘StandUp NBC’ provides the exposure needed to fulfill that pursuit."
Sloan’s credits include an honoree earlier this year as a "New Face" at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. She has also appeared on ABC’s "Resurrection" and the FOX NFL Sunday pre-game show, "Riggle’s Picks" with Rob Riggle.
She is repped by Reg Tigerman and Levity Entertainment Group. Learn more about her via her website at www.dulcesloan.com.
Watch Sloan at work below: