JB Smoove

  • Birth Name: Jerry Brooks
  • Birth Place: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Grew up admiring Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Peter Sellers.
  • Performed as hip-hop dancer J. Smoove early in his career.
  • Was known as the "king of the pitch meeting" during his time as a Saturday Night Live writer, conceiving outrageous sketches that rarely made it on the air.
  • Shared Saturday Night Live's 2007 Writers Guild of America Award for Comedy/Variety Series.
  • Supports the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown of Mount Vernon, NY.


  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Floyd Brooks — Brother
  • Shahidah Omar — Wife


  • Attended Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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