Brent Blakeney is a comedian out of Raleigh, NC. Starting in 2011, Brent has been ardently practicing his craft since 2011, and has not let off the gas. Hard work and dedication has paid off in the form of opportunities to work with names such as Brian Regan, Bill Burr, Iliza Schlesinger, Bruce Bruce, and others.
In 2015, Brent was picked up to be the featured opener for "Last Comic Standing" winner Jon Reep. He has accompanied Jon around the country performing in clubs and theaters alike. And in 2018, Brent was a national winner of Kenan Thompson's "Road to NYC" contest earning him a showcase at the historic Carolines on Broadway.
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Brent's stand-up career started in May of 2011, when on a dare from his friend, he took the stage at an open mic in Lynchburg, VA. Armed with nothing but a few stories and a joke about having an erection on a roller coaster, he braved the spotlight. The reception was mediocre, as to be expected, but the club owner saw the potential, gave him a few notes, and invited him back. After making the necessary corrections, the second time at bat was much more successful. From then on it has been a constant experiment in the ability of joke writing, learning how to read the crowd, and coming to terms with the fact that his Masters degree in Philosophy probably isn't going to get him anywhere in life.
Hard work has paid off with Brent having the opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of the best in the business. Brent has worked with stars such as Bobby Lee (Mad TV), Kevin Heffernan, and Steve Lemme (Super Troopers/ Beerfest) , as well as legendary comedians Iliza Schlesinger, Don "DC" Curry, Bill Burr, Josh Blue, and Brian Regan.
In 2015, Brent was picked up to be a regular opener for Jon Reep as he tours around the country.