Jordan Carlos

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Jordan Carlos
Birth name Jordan Carlos
Medium Stand-up, television, television personality
Nationality American
Years active 2001 - present
Notable works and roles Guy Code
The Colbert Report
Website Official Website

Jordan Carlos is an American stand-up comedian who played a recurring character on The Colbert Report and is a co-host on the Nickelodeon kids' show "Me TV." He currently appears as a panelist and reporter on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

Work outside of the Report[edit]

After graduating from Brown University in 2001, Carlos went to work as a copywriter in a New York ad firm.[1] Carlos did this during the day, and used the significant paycheck to finance an upstart career in stand-up. Eventually, Carlos chose to abandon the security of advertising altogether and pursue a career in comedy. He had trouble finding a niche audience because he wasn't a stereotypical black man. Eventually, he learned to use that as his basis for jokes.

Role in the Colbert Report[edit]

On The Colbert Report, Carlos plays Alan, host Stephen Colbert's "black friend". Whenever Colbert discusses racial issues, he often asks that a picture of him and his African-American co-worker Alan be shown on screen. Colbert sometimes refers to Alan as "Alan, my black friend, Alan". He first appeared on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day when Colbert was complaining about having to work on that holiday, assuming that Alan was angry about it as well, which he wasn't.

Other appearances[edit]

In 2008, Carlos did voice work for the animated comedy webseries Amazing the Lion hosted by the Independent Comedy Network.[2] Carlos has appeared as a special guest in "Episode 253: Chuuch" of the Keith and the Girl podcast. He also made an appearance in Nickelback's "Rockstar" music video, and has been a commentator on the E! Network's "Worst Dating Show Moments." He made a brief appearance in the buddy cop film Cop Out. Also, he played the Math teacher in the short film, "The Old Man and the Seymour." he was cast in a main role on the MTV series "I Just Want My Pants Back".

Carlos has also made appearances in's original videos. Most recently, he portrayed President Barack Obama hosting a barbecue in the video entitled, "Barack Obama's BBQ".[3]

Jordan is a cast member on Guy Code, Guy Court and Girl Code. Jordan is also set to host MTV's upcoming comedy show "Joking off". Since January 2015 he has been a contributor to The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.


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