Alonzo Bodden

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Alonzo Bodden
Born (1962-06-13) June 13, 1962 (age 56)
OccupationComedian, actor

Alonzo Bodden (/əˈlɒnz ˈbdən/; born June 13, 1962) is an American comedian and actor known for winning the grand prize in the third season of the reality-television series Last Comic Standing. He had been the runner-up in the previous season.

In 2007, he released his DVD Tall, Dark and Funny. He was a talent judge in NBC's 5th season of Last Comic Standing, along with Kathleen Madigan and ANT. He is also a television host and voice-over actor.

Early life[edit]

Alonzo Bodden was born and raised in the Saint Albans area of Queens, New York City. His mother was African-American; his father was black Honduran.[citation needed]

Before his work in show business, Bodden worked for Lockheed Martin and McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach in the training department in the early ’90s.[1]


He hosted[2] the Speed TV program 101 Cars You Must Drive. He is also a host for America's Worst Driver. He also guest starred on Angel.

He has performed on numerous television shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Make Me Laugh, Late Friday, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Comedy Central Presents, and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He is also a voice actor who has worked on Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue, Masked Rider, and O'Grady.

He is a co-host of Inside the Vault on WGN America.

In 2011, he was a panelist on a BBC America year-end special of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He's also a recurring panelist currently on the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! weekly NPR show and podcast.[3]

During 2014, he was a comedic panelist on Game Show Network's original series Mind of a Man.






Bodden frequently appears as a panelist on NPR's news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!.[5] He has also been a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and on The Adam Carolla Show.

Personal life[edit]

Bodden is a car and motorcycle enthusiast. In addition to an e92 BMW M3 and JCW Mini Cooper, Bodden owns many motorcycles, including a Triumph Rocket III, a Triumph Speed Triple, a Ducati 1098, a BMW HP2, and a Ducati Multistrada, and formerly owned a Honda CB400F.[2][6] In 2010, Bodden highsided his Ducati 1098 while racing at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. The crash shattered his scaphoid, requiring surgeries and a bone graft to fix.[7] In 2011, he had customizer Nick Anglada rebuild the bike in a bare aluminum and anodized gold palette.[6]

On March 26, 2013, Bodden donated a kidney to his brother, who is three years older.[8]


  1. ^ Michael, Shayne. "The Alonzo Bodden Biography @ Shayne-Michael.COMedy". Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  2. ^ a b The Adam Carolla Podcast, 3/11/2009
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2012-11-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Alonzo Bodden". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
  5. ^ "About The Panelists".
  6. ^ a b Smith, Sean (27 May 2011). "Custom: Alonzo Bodden's 1098". Hell for Leather. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  7. ^ The Adam Carolla Show (podcast), July 27, 2010 Archived August 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Laughing Your Way to Living Donation | Renal Support Network". Renal Support Network. 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2017-11-04.

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