Quincy Jones is a comedian on the rise! Prior to a terminal cancer diagnosis in July 2015, he was performing 1,000 stand-up sets a year in order to develop his skills. He continues to perform today, despite ongoing chemotherapy.
With only a year to live, Jones’ dreamed of creating and starring in a one-hour stand-up comedy special. After an invitation for Jones to share his story on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, HBO made this a reality. Quincy’s debut one-hour special, Quincy Jones: Burning the Light, is set to premiere on HBO June 2.
Through hard work and determination, Quincy has honed his voice, weaving together stories and everyday observations that cover everything from Subway cookies to police brutality. That along with his crowd interaction and witty off-the-cuff responses make him a highly sought after performer. Quincy has worked with many comics including Rory Scovel, Ian Edwards, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, and more.