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Get To Know A Comic You Probably Don't Know: Wil Sylvince


Who? Haitian-American Wil Sylvince started doing comedy in New York City. He's a physical comic—meaning a lot of his jokes end in act outs and most of Wil's involve his family. His style is a mash-up of David Alan Grier and Ray Romano. I cannot do this guy justice with a description. Watch the clip and go see him.

Where may I have seen him? Wil has appeared on television on Live! At Gotham and on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam.

Where can I see more? TV credits are great, but there's no substitute for live comedy. Wil is a fixture at the Comedy Cellar in the West Village, Caroline's on Broadway, and Gotham Comedy in Chelsea. He also produces his own short film festival with NBC called the Short Cuts Film Festival, which goes up next month. Finally his website,, has some good sketches, including Black Hulk and a bit he did with Patrice O'Neal.

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