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Aries Spears

March 21

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 21, 2021 12:00 am

Ever since New York native ARIES SPEARS was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with on the comedy scene. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. With eight years as a principle player on the popular sketch show, “Mad TV,” ARIES is now starring with iconoclastic Damon Wayans in a brand-new show on Showtime called “THE UNDERGROUND”, a half-hour sketch comedy series to premiere on the network September 14th.
Referring to the riotous, groundbreaking ’90s sketch comedy show that launched careers for him, his siblings, Wayans says of “THE UNDERGROUND.” “It’s ‘In Living Color’ on steroids…it will be everything we weren’t allowed to do on broadcast television.” Dean Lorey (“My Wife and Kids”) directs Wayans and fellow writer/ensemble cast members, including Groundlings players Edi Patterson and Mikey Day (“Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out”), and Damon Wayans Jr., among others. While the show features recurring sketch characters, parodies of pop culture and a new generation of sketch performers alongside Damon, it also features more sketches filmed outside the studio along with an eclectic mix of dance, music, and other visual arts used as interstitial moments. There are also some fly-on-the-wall glimpses into behind-the-scenes moments showing how this show is put together and how the sketches develop.
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. He then appeared in “OUT OF SYNC,” and portrayed Red Foxx in Warner Brothers’ “WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE.” In addition, he 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” directed by Cameron Crowe. Last year, Aries was featured in the film “JIMINY GLICK IN LALAWOOD.” The movie also starred Martin Short and Janeane Garafolo. In the movie, Aries was able to show off his impressive improv abilities, as the movie was nearly all improvisation.

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