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Children's Comedy Competition- Free Event
120 min.
The children’s program will be hosted by comedy veteran Darryl Littleton who will welcome children from the age of 6-12 to compete in a comedy competition. He is a seasoned comedian with a wealth of children’s show experience. We are looking for 5 volunteers on the morning of the event to tell a joke and the one the audience chooses wins. Before the festivities begin, he will explain the rules and demonstrate what it takes to not only win the competition, but to be a good competitor and take something positive and useful from the experience . Of course all members of the family are invited to attend this social skills event. Its purpose, besides a good time, is designed to teach children to cultivate a good sense of humor; especially during adversity. They’ll learn skills so they can defuse tense situations as opposed to reacting violently. Children are naturally funny and we’ll show them how to tap into that side of their personality. Darryl and one of Denton’s own local professional clowns will kick off the fun with games before the competition and continue the good times long after the winner has been announced. This rollicking good time will go on for a couple of hours. Parents come to this free event and watch your kids have fun?
Daryl Littleton

Daryl Littleton
Darryl Littleton began his professional comedy career writing sketches for “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” on CBS Radio where he created the comedy persona, “D’Militant”. Soon afterwards he became a regular at the world famous Comedy Store and landed a job as D. L. Hughley’s exclusive writer during his tenure as host of BET’s Comic View. Darryl was promoted to writer/producer and penned material for Cedric the Entertainer, Sommore and Don DC Curry. Littleton has appeared on Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment, Mo’Nique, Def Comedy Jam, Loco Comedy Jam, The Parent Hood, Townsend Television, Unsung Hollywood: The Jeffersons, Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comic View, Uptown Comedy Club, Unsung Hollywood: Wayne Brady, Byron Allen’s Comic’s Unleashed and ABC’s America’s Funniest People where he was the Grand Prize Winner. Littleton’s film credits include, Diamond Dawgs and All Lies on Me. For years Darryl Littleton toured Europe and Asia as a stand-up comedian entertaining US military troops. Upon his return he released his comedy CD, Am I Lying?!, won the prestigious Bay Area Black Comedy Competition on its 20th Anniversary, worked as a commentator for NPR and published his first book, Black Comedians on Black Comedy, is taught at USC and was adapted into the Robert Townsend directed documentary, Why We Laugh where Darryl served as executive producer. Littleton co-hosted the podcast “Tuezdae’s with D’Militant”, toured as a public speaker, produced Black & Blue: The Laff Records Collection and dropped his sophomore album Too Raw for Mainstream along with publishing six additional books: How to Be Funny: The Essential Comedy Handbook; Forefathers, Pimp Down; Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady; Black Revenge, How To Do Stand-Up Comedy: Preserving a Dying Art Form and the satirical graphic novel, “1 Broke Activist: The Adventures of D’Militant - Mein Trump”. Darryl Littleton is a Curator for the Comedy Hall of Fame and an Emmy nominated writer for his work on the documentary, Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing. He is the VP of Talent Acquisitions for the International Cable Broadcast Station, Humor Mill-TV and in the Fall of 2019 his eagerly anticipated, This Day In Comedy: The Ethnic Encyclopedia of Laughter will be released.