These 7 Comedians-Turned-Actors Are In Shows And Movies That Will Make You Cry Laughing Or Cry Crying


Early in his career, Deon Cole appeared in Ice Cube’s Barbershop, alongside fellow South Side of Chicago comedian DeRay Davis.

Cole plays the role of customer Darrel in the 2002 film Barbershop. By 2007, he joined the cast of Nick Cannon’s Short Circuitz, where “Nick Cannon and a troupe of actors perform a series of brief topical sketches, impersonations, and parodies.” 

In 2009, Deon Cole made three appearances on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien and later on 35 episodes on Conan.