About Gerald Kelly
Gerald Kelly was born in the Bronx, New York, the eldest of four and raised by a single mom. As a youngster, his point of view about life made him a class favorite.
Kelly would often captivate the students and teachers by telling stories, spontaneously poking fun at anyone who dared to challenge his comic ability. He even impersonated teachers' voices on the P.A. "This is a fire drill!!" All hell would break loose and he'd disappear into the school crowd without getting caught. Actually, he would be the first to stand near his teacher outside the school, "Are they going to send us home? Are we going to be safe?" One of his teachers looked down at him one day and said, "Young man, you should be a comedian."
Gerald attended Dewitt Clinton High School, starting in the ninth grade. He excelled in football, basketball and boxing, lettering in all and was "All City" in football. His passion became sports and ladies. He worked an after school job in the off seasons and saved money to buy clothing. Only out of school, did Gerald continue his comedic antics. It never left him.
After High School, Gerald married his high school sweetheart. Within a few months, she was pregnant with Isiah, his son, and Gerald needed to provide immediately for his family. He enlisted in the Navy.
Home from the Navy, to a second child, his daughter, Yazmine, Gerald knew he needed to make a living and fast. Although his passion was comedy, he took security guard job and started writing jokes at night.
Today, Gerald has a multi dimensional career. He's been on stage in Japan, Puerto Rico and all the major clubs across the United States. He's appeared on TV on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, Conan O'Brien, and BET Comic View. His movies include, "The Other Brother" and "Death of a Dynasty." His DVD "Comedy In The Hood," has been a big seller. He's also been on Radio 107.5 WBLS as a morning host and presently resides with the co-host-hat in Hartford, Connecticut at WZMX. His passion is for his kids, Isiah and Yazmine, his wife, Charaya, who he married October 12, 2002, his comedy, sports and Robin Williams.