By Lynn Jones – Actor and comedian London Brown is headed to Jacksonville Labor Day weekend for two comedy shows at the Comedy Club, August 31st-September 1st. London currently stars as “Reggie” on HBO’s hit cable show Ballers. Reggie is the character you love to hate! Reggie is the best friend of Vernon, his childhood comrade who is now excelling as a high profile football player in the National Football League (NFL). Their longtime friendship has had its up and downs, but the duo are still thick as thieves. Through the seasons Reggie has transformed from a silly immature young man into a businessman that is capable of closing deals at the football table. Reggie is Vernon’s closest friend and informal advisor – together they have vowed to rule the league, their finances and the friends and family members that encompasses their on and off the field camp.
When we spoke to London he referenced his upbringing in South Central, Los Angeles, California and the positive impact his mother made on his life. As a young man growing up in South Central his mother was on his trail to ensure he stayed out of trouble. Her motivation and encouragement inspired his participation in the Arts courses and classes taken during his after school curriculums. As a trained actor, dancer, comedian and impressionist, his hard work is paying off. “I’ve finally found my voice; entertainers know that in order to get work, you have to work. My journey is a testament to how hard I work. I want to ignite the fire in others, expand my brand and stay true to my craft and give thanks to God for my career and family.”
Previously he was the lead in “The Hustle” for The Fuse Network and also won Best International Comedian at the 2013 Black Comedy Awards in the UK and has opened on the road for Chris Tucker and many other headliners.
London also wants Ballers fans to know that this season his character Reggie is on the verge of becoming a tad bit more business savvy and plans to make better choices. Stay tuned for Season 4 of Ballers returning to HBO Sunday, August 12 at 10 p.m.