Aries Spears

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Fri, Jul 5, 2019
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Aries Spears

Special Event

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Comedy Jam Ever since New York native Aries Spears was 14 years old,

he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout

America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of

comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a

busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in

feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and

continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are

becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment


As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch

comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy

program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made

full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to

create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Some of the many

recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Belma

Buttons, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads),

Reggie (Erascist), Dollar Bill Montgomery, Shaquille O'Neal, The Klumps,

Michael Jackson, Sisqo, Evander Holyfield, El Diablo Negro and more.

Aries also boasts a number of uproarious impersonations on the show that

include James Brown, Al Pacino, and his childhood idol Eddie Murphy.

The Aries-branded sketch “Talkin’ American” was Mad TV’s most popular

bit, keeping fans tuned in and boosting Mad’s ratings impressively on

Saturday night.

Aries has also found great success in the

world of feature films. At the age of 17, after being spotted in a

comedy club, Aries landed a part in the movie Home of Angels, which also

starred Abe Vigoda and Sherman Helmsley, but never saw a theatrical

release. He then appeared in Out-of-Sync, and portrayed Red Foxx in

Warner Bros.’s Why Do Fools Fall In Love. In addition, Aries starred

alongside John Leguizamo in TriStar’s The Pest and delivered his most

notable performance to date as Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s brother in Columbia’s

blockbuster hit Jerry Maguire.

Aries was born on April 3,

1975 in Chicago but grew up in New York City. He remembers at the young

age of six being the funnyman of the household and impersonating family

members at the dinner table during holidays. By age 14, Aries was

belting out his fresh stylings in front of paying audiences at local

clubs around his hometown. Shortly thereafter, he appeared on Russell

Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam on HBO and Showtime at the Apollo. The word was

out about the prodigal superstar from then on, and in 1992, Aries moved

to Los Angeles. He quickly landed a recurring role on NBC’s A Different

World, and was signed to a huge development deal at one of the major

television studios. The following year, Aries found himself starring in

the short-lived CBS series South of Sunset with former Eagles guitarist

Glenn Frey. Although the series didn’t last long, it did not discourage

other networks from tapping Aries’s talents for their projects, as he

soon appeared in Crosstown Traffic and Brisco County, Jr. for Fox.

Ultimately, Aries’s fierce momentum landed him on Mad TV as a series

regular, where he thrived for eight seasons.

Aries continues

to spread his comedic wings with the development of feature film

projects, which he is currently involved in writing. He is presently

developing a feature project based on an original character that he

created on Mad TV, as well as a thriller about a young black man

immersed in hip-hop culture. Additionally, Aries has made appearances on

many talk shows including: Loveline, Vibe, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Soul

Train, and Late Friday. He has also lent his voice to an animated

character on C-Bear and Jamal and had a recurring stint on Fox’s The

Best Damn Sports Show Period, where he created some of the show’s

funniest characters during his short time there.


maintains a strong connection to his African roots and is involved in

many charitable events, including a number of organizations that help

abused women. He feels blessed to have been able to achieve everything

that he has, but he in no way intends on stopping there. Given the

extreme growing success rate of action comedies coming out of Hollywood,

it’s safe to say that Aries Spears will be in demand for quite some