Alonzo Bodden Biography
Alonzo Bodden is an American comedian and actor known for winning the grand prize in the third season of the reality-television series Last Comic Standing. He had been the runner-up in the previous season. In 2007, he released his DVD Tall, Dark and Funny.
Alonzo Bodden Age
The American comedian was born on 13th June 1962 in Queens,New York,United States.He’s 57 years old as of 2019.
Alonzo Bodden Height
He is 1.93 meters taller.
Alonzo Bodden Early Life
Alonzo Bodden was born and raised in the Saint Albans area of Queens, New York City. His mother was African-American; his father was black Honduran.
Before his work in show business, Bodden worked for Lockheed Martin and McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach in the training department in the early ’90s.
Alonzo Bodden Television Career
He hosted the Speed TV program 101 Cars You Must Drive. He is also a host for America’s Worst Driver. He also guest starred on Angel.
He has performed on numerous television shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Make Me Laugh, Late Friday, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Comedy Central Presents, and It’s Showtime at the Apollo.
He is also a voice actor who has worked on Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue, Masked Rider, and O’Grady.
He is a co-host of Inside the Vault on WGN America.
In 2011, he was a panelist on a BBC America year-end special of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! He’s also a recurring panelist currently on the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! weekly NPR show and podcast.
During 2014, he was a comedic panelist on Game Show Network’s original series Mind of a Man
Alonzo Bodden Personal Life
He hasn’t opened up about his private life though. It’s really a mysterious matter. By this time, it must be so that he is married and is a family man.
But this is just a guess. Or the other thing that is possible is he must have undergone divorce with his wife and is leading a single life. It could also be that he must be in a dating relationship with his girlfriend.
Whatever his current relationship status is, some people have also spread the gossip about him being a gay. Gay or not, it is only clear when he comes out as one. Until then, what we can do is wait for him to reveal his truths.
Alonzo Bodden Motorcycle
Bodden is a car and motorcycle enthusiast. In addition to an e92 BMW M3 and JCW Mini Cooper, Bodden owns many motorcycles, including a Triumph Rocket III, a Triumph Speed Triple, a Ducati 1098, a BMW HP2, and a Ducati Multistrada, and formerly owned a Honda CB400F.
In 2010, Bodden highsided his Ducati 1098 while racing at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. The crash shattered his scaphoid, requiring surgeries and a bone graft to fix. In 2011, he had customizer Nick Anglada rebuild the bike in a bare aluminum and anodized gold palette.
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Alonzo Bodden Kidney Donation
On March 26th, comedian and Comedy Congress regular Alonzo Bodden underwent kidney surgery. Only his kidney was fine, he was donating one of his to his older brother.
Bodden talks about the misconceptions of transplant surgery and what he learned during the process.
Tell me a little bit about your brother:
“He’s my older brother, three years older, and he used to beat me up, which I respected. That was his job. I reminded him that it’s a good thing that he never hit me in the kidney. But we’ve always been close. His kidney problems started about 10 or 12 years ago. So, last summer he got down to about 15 percent kidney function and he told me he was going to have to go on dialysis. I told him, well, I’ll give you a kidney. I had to undergo a whole battery of tests, which kind of bothered me because, obviously my kidney is better than his. The doctor was actually raving about how big my kidney was. He said we actually had to clear space inside your brother to fit it in.”
What are the risks for family members donating kidneys?
“I think it’s easier with family. The risk, of course, is rejection, and I think the rejection rate is much lower for a family member. I’ve tried to come up with a word to describe it. The best I can say is that it’s an inconvenience. I went into the hospital Tuesday morning, they took out my kidney. Tuesday afternoon I was able to get out of the hospital be and walk around. By Friday I was out of the hospital and on the following Thursday I was back on stage.”
Have you been able to use any of this in your material on stage?
“Oh, absolutely. I get a ton of material out of this. Fortunately I had a doctor with a sense of humor. He said that he and his partner have been together forever, they’re like Jordan and Pippen, and I told him he better be Jordan.”
What have you learned about kidney disease and transplants?
“There’s a low donation rate compared to those who could donate. I know people are afraid, but once I spoke to the doctor and he explained what they were doing and how they do it, it’s literally a few days in the hospital and then you’re good to go. The other thing was that I didn’t know about the causes of kidney disease. Hypertension and diabetes are two things that lead to kidney disease, and I just think that if you’re diabetic watching your sugar is a pain, but watching your sugar when you’re hooked up to a dialysis machine is a much bigger pain.”
Alonzo Bodden Family Feud
Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition is the touring version of the televised game show that promises to bring that Feud energy to a town near you. Join our celebrity team captains as they randomly select audience members to create on-stage “families” to compete for cash prizes.
As much as Feud is about taking on the opposing team, we know that the entertainment factor and the laughs add a lot to the experience of those playing and watching. The live show promises to go a step beyond. Jeff Palmer, VP of Live Entertainment at Fremantle (Family Feud‘s parent company), put it simply, “It’s like bringing a Family Feud party everywhere we go.”
The full-on theater versions of the live show has all the pieces Feud fans know and love (can you say Fast Money?) as well as a bonus round that is unique to the traveling show (with a big $ prize, no less).
This Sounds Unique
Absolutely! Here’s the set-up: the live shows are led by an entertaining host along with the two celebrity team captains. The 2019 summer tour kicks off with comedian Alonzo Bodden as host. Known for winning Last Comic Standing and his contributions to Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Alonzo will be joined on the first leg of the tour by Brian Baumgartner (Kevin from The Office) and Joe Amabile (Grocery Store Joe from The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and Dancing with the Stars). Waiting in the wings to join as captain for the latter half of the summer tour is Cathy Rigby, famed Olympic gymnast and acclaimed star of “Peter Pan“.
Comedian Alonzo Bodden will be in Cleveland for two straight weekends
Headliner and host: Alonzo Bodden is hosting “Family Feud Live Celebrity Edition” Friday at the Palace Theatre, then he’ll be back next week to headline Hilarities.
The game show uses some of the same skills he’d developed in his years of comedy.
It really is like doing crowd work one at a time, because I never know what answers the panelists are going to give. It’s true what they say, people say the craziest things,” he said. “Comedy club work prepared me for doing audience work with people who might say anything.”
He’s says he did not grow a Steve Harvey mustache for this gig “because I want people to be able to tell us apart.”
He’s bound to get a ton of laughs hosting the Feud, and he gets a lot of laughs as a regular on NPR’s Saturday news quiz show, “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.” But he’s most on his element holding a microphone on the stand-up stage.
“My job as a comic is to create a reality funnier than the one we live in. That becomes closer and closer to impossible,” he said. “We live in a time where anything might happen on any given day from real issues to the most ridiculous. So you have something like Donald Trump makes an offhand comic about China that starts a trade war, and that’s big, but then Tracy Morgan’s Bugatti gets hit 15 minutes after he bought it. I promise you that lady’s insurance did not cover fixing a Bugatti.
Bodden once spent a lot of time on stage talking about his own life, being single, buying cars, whatever he was into. But that changed and his career took off.
“Over time society became funnier to me than my life,” he said.
In Cleveland, he’ll have a broad range of news topics to draw on for his act and plenty of things about our society worth mining. That wasn’t the case when he performed here in 2016.
“I was in cleveland right after LeBron won you guys the championship. There was nothing else to talk about,” he said. “Like, in other news … ‘There’s no other news. We won the championship, did you hear we won the championship? You know what we did? We won a championship.’”
Bodden hosts Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition at 8 p.m. Friday in the Keybank State Theatre in Playhouse Square. Tickets are $25 to $45. Audience members are randomly selected to become members of each “family” with former gymnast Cathy Rigby McCoy as one team captain and “Grocery Store Joe” from the “Bachelor in Paradise” TV show.
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Alonzo Bodden Net worth
Alonzo Bodden is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian who has a net worth of $800 thousand.
Alonzo Bodden Movies
8 Guys (2003) (short film)
Bringing Down the House (2003)
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
National Lampoon’s Totally Baked: A Potumentary (2007)
Why We Ride (2013)
Alonzo Bodden Television Shows
Fresh Off the Boat (2018) – Mr. Carlson
Alonzo Bodden: Historically Incorrect (2016) – Himself
America’s Worst Driver (2010)
Angel (2003) – Eddie Rhodes
Alonzo Bodden Radio
Bodden frequently appears as a panelist on NPR’s news quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!.He has also been a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and on The Adam Carolla Show.