The Black Power Rangers are a group of sharp, insightful, Black comedians from the South. Come laugh as they effortlessly weave social commentary with pop culture for a uniquely hilarious show. Featuring stand-up from Wills Maxwell Jr. (Wilmington, NC), Deshawn Mason (Savannah, GA), Brandi Roberts (Raleigh, NC), Jarrod Fortune (New York, NY), and Cordero Wilson (New York, NY). This is a show you can’t miss.
The 2022 tour will travel to 4 cities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia from October 20 -23. The projected 2023 tour will expand to 10 cities in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. Stay tuned for more details.
Meet the Comedians
Wills Maxwell Jr. – Wills Maxwell, Jr. started doing stand-up comedy when he was in 4th grade. His teacher didn’t appreciate him interrupting the class and his parents didn’t appreciate him getting in trouble. Due to the lack of appreciation, Wills retired from the business and started doing stand-up comedy again after he left high school. He won Port City’s Top Comic in 2019 and was a regional finalist in StandUp NBC 2018. He can be seen every Thursday morning on WWAY News with his comedy news segment “What Did We Miss?” Wills has performed at the Cola Comedy Convention, the North Carolina Comedy Festival, the Oak City Comedy Festival and the Cape Fear Comedy Festival. Wills hosted Wilmington’s late-night talk show “Late Fear with Wills Maxwell” for three years. He has also opened for several comedians including Ramy Youssef, Roy Wood Jr., Tim Meadows, and Jim Gaffigan.
Deshawn Mason – Mason is a self-described weirdo, friend, food lover and most importantly, comedian. He has performed all over the country, including some festivals such as The Highlarious Comedy Festival, The Cola Comedy Festival and the Savannah Comedy Festival. He’s opened up for comedians such as Derek Sheen, Mya Kaplan, Todd Berry and one time he high-fived Elizabeth Warren on Late Night with Stephen Colbert.
Brandi Roberts – Brandi Roberts is a rising comedic talent based in Raleigh, NC and has been active on the comedy scene since 2016-2017. She is a regular at the historic Goodnight’s comedy club. She has performed at the Oak City comedy festival (Raleigh, NC), The North Carolina comedy festival (Greensboro, NC), and the 1865 festival (Atlanta, GA). She has opened for Yamaneika Saunders, Katie Hughes, Ali Siddiq, The Plastic Cup Boyz, amongst many others. Brandi uses humor to bring people together. She is witty, raw, and charismatic.
Jarrod Fortune – Jarrod Fortune is a NYC based comedian hailing from North Carolina. He’s the coproducer of Wait On It comedy, and he cohosts the Big Big East Podcast. He has performed at clubs and festivals across the country.
Cordero Wilson – Cordero Wilson is a NYC based comedian who grew up a biracial nerd, in the 90s, in small town North Carolina. This sounds like the perfect start of a Netflix show, but you don’t have to wait for the pilot to get this man’s perspective. Through storytelling, singing, and quick fire crowd interaction, Cordero offers his own comedic take on Pop culture, social commentary, observational humor, and tales from the every day struggle of a black nerd. He’s co-creator of the Negro Jump Podcast, preformed for Harlem Comedy Fest, Chicago Nerd Fest, and comedy clubs across the US.
Jordan Centry– Jordan Centry has always had a love for comedy. From growing up in Stoneville, NC, to obtaining a master’s degree from UNC, Jordan has a knack for approaching everyday observations and experiences with intelligence, silliness, and a touch of southern that audiences find hilarious and charming. Jordan first began standup in Winston-Salem, NC, before becoming a fan favorite in Charlotte, performing in shows and festivals across the southeast. Jordan has opened for comedians such as George Willborn, Clint Coley, and Samuel J. Comroe.
Jordan is joining the tour October 20th at Urban Reader Bookstore in Charlotte.
Zo Myers– Zo Myers is a stand up comic out of Winston Salem. D.L. Hughely, John Rudnitsky, and Nate Bargatze are a few comics that he’s set up merch for. He can be seen regularly at The Idiot Box, in Greensboro NC.
Zo is joining the tour October 23rd at Little Brother Brewing: Barrel & Bottle in Graham, NC.