Among comedians there once were Bill Cosby , Richard Pryor , and a bunch of struggling unknowns. Everything changed in the s when a new generation of young African-American comedians emerged, with the help of national exposure offered by HBO's Def Comedy Jam and its associated tours. Mike Epps became one of the brightest stars among that group. He built his reputation on the comedy circuit, however, he landed what he considered to be his "biggest break," as he told Jessica Williams-Gibson of the Indianapolis Recorder, in , with a role in the hit film Next Friday.
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Michael Elliot Epps  is an American stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, writer, and rapper. As of , Epps was the executive producer on a documentary about the life story of a former member of Tupac Shakur 's Outlawz , Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw. He is also known for playing Lloyd Jefferson "L. He has been criticized by disability campaigners for mocking physically and mentally disabled children. Epps' first on-screen appearance came in Vin Diesel 's directorial debut, Strays in This came after weeks of auditions after Ice Cube attended a stand-up set Epps did, and then asked Epps to try out for the role of Day-Day Jones. Epps had a voice role in the movie Dr. Epps also voiced another bear character Boog in the film Open Season 2 after Martin Lawrence declined the role. Epps' name has become synonymous with a particular style of humor, through his appearance with several other African-American artists in the same genre. Epps most recently starred alongside Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston in the remake of Sparkle , in his first non-comedic role as the main antagonist, Satin, a stand-up comic by day, an evil and abusive drug kingpin by night, who is engaged in an affair with the titular character's sister.
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