Alonzo Bodden

Comedian Profile


Born June 13, 1962, Alonzo is an American comedian and actor.  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 Hondurans.

Before his work in show business, Bodden went to Aviation High School in Long Island CityNew York. He went on to work for Lockheed Martin and McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach in the training department in the early ’90s.


In 2007, he released his DVD Tall, Dark and Funny. He was a talent judge in NBC‘s 5th season of Last Comic Standing, along with Kathleen Madigan and ANT. He is also a television host and voice-over actor, and is a regular panelist on the radio quiz program Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!.

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 LenoLate Night with Conan O’BrienMake Me LaughLate FridayThe Late Late Show with Craig KilbornComedy Central Presents, and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He is also a voice actor who has worked on Power Rangers: Lightspeed RescueMasked 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 television debut special of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! He is also a recurring panelist currently on the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! weekly NPR show and podcast.

In 2014, he was a comedic panelist on Game Show Network‘s original series Mind of a Man.


Won 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.