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 STAND UP! A Comedy Show @ The DEN



Buddy Lewis is an actor, writer, comedian, and executive producer of TRADE. His credits include HBO’s "Def Comedy Jam", BET’s "Comic View", "The Laugh Factory", Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup", "Drake & Josh", "The Suite Life of Zach & Cody", "Boston Legal", Disney’s hit show "That’s So Raven", "For Richer For Poorer", JD Lawrence’s "Community Service", "The Parkers", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Sister, Sister", "Yes Dear", "The Jamie Foxx Show", "Martin", Nickelodeon’s "All That", Fox’s "Mad TV", Cedric The Entertainer’s "Sketch Show", "The Parker’s", "The Steve Harvey Show", Fox Kids cartoon "Little Shop", Tom Joyner’s syndicated radio soap opera "It’s Your World", and "The Jammies". He has also executive produced "The Real Husbands of Hollywood " starring Kevin Hart and he co-created the Showtime Original Series "White Famous", based on the life of Jamie Foxx and starring Foxx and Saturday Night Live alumn Jay Pharoah. He has worked and succeeded in many facets of the entertainment business spanning from stand up comedy, warm up personality, Host/MC, actor, writer and comedy show producer. Buddy's primary focus is in the area of scriptwriting and his “Breaking into Hollywood: Comedy & Writing" seminar.


The creator, writer, and director of TRADE, Alycia Cooper, is an award-winning comedian, actress ("The Parkers", "Raising Hope", "Grounded for Life", "Cries of the Unborn", "As Evil Does", recurring role as Michelle in "Poz Roz"), and  film director. Alycia got her start in the television industry as a segment director on "The Dr. Phil Show" and is a DGA Emmy nominated director. As a comedian, she has been the opening act for some of the biggest names in comedy: Dave Chappelle, the late Dick Gregory, George Wallace, Whitney Cummings, Paul Mooney, Tom Arnold, and Felipe Esparza.  She also performed her comedy on the national stages of NBC’s "Last Comic Standing", "America’s Got Talent", "Stand Up In Stilettos", BET’s "Comic View", Byron Allen’s "Comics Unleashed", Hulu's "Coming to the Stage", and Nuvo TV’s "Stand Up & Deliver". As a member of the highly acclaimed Directors Guild of America, Alycia is a part of the 2% of African-American female directors in the guild and makes her directorial debut in TRADE.

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