|Birth name||Roland Powell|
June 12, 1977 |
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
|Notable works and roles|
Lil Duval (born Roland Powell) is an American stand-up comedian. In 2005, he was a finalist on BET's comedy competition series Coming to the Stage. Duval is a series regular to the MTV2 shows Guy Code and Hip Hop Squares. Beginning in July 2013, he hosts the viral video show Ain't That America on MTV2.
Roland Powell was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He adopted the stage name "Lil Duval" to pay homage to his birthplace, Duval County, Florida. After dropping out from First Coast High School, Powell relocated to Atlanta, Georgia.
After moving to Atlanta, Powell started working in the comedic circles, performing stand-up at the Atlanta staple, Uptown Comedy Corner, which led him to become a regular performer.
After performing at the Oakland Bay Area Competition in 2001, Powell was approached by Cedric the Entertainer's road manager and was invited to perform on the Budweiser tour featuring Cedric and four additional comedians. Powell was then invited by Cedric to perform on his television special Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup.
In 2003, he released the underground comedy DVD Dat Boy Funny, which also featured several upcoming comedians featuring colorful sketch pieces and parodies mocking events in pop culture. The following year, Powell became a regular featured performer on three seasons of BET’s ComicView. Powell released his second DVD Put Your Hands on Me in 2005. That same year he appeared in Three 6 Mafia's independent film, Choices II: The Setup, as well as being featured on various skits of the film's soundtrack.
Duval will also be starring as "Bam-Bam" in the comedy-drama film, School Dance.
Duval is well known for starting the Twitter trend #itaintrape which has gained popularity ever since. In 2010, Duval tweeted: “#itaintrape if u naked of Yo Twitter profile pic”, “#itaintrape if I’m paying child support”, “Lmao RT @MrCashFanatic: @lilduval #itaintrape if she doesn’t remember it.”
Duval is also known for the term "Wat Dat Mouf Do?". He released his first solo single and music video on April 1, 2014 entitled "Wat Dat Mouf Do?" featuring Trae tha Truth. He also made popular the term "rich broke" which is the name he uses for his clothing line.
- Clean Up Man (2005) - Keith
- Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010) - Aaron
- Highway (2012) - Earl
- Scary Movie 5 (2013) - Kendra's Brother
- School Dance (2014) - Bam Bam
- Meet the Blacks (2016) - Cronut
- Grow House (2017) - Darius
Music video appearances
In addition to stand-up comedy, Powell also writes for Ozone magazine. He has also appeared in several music videos including:
- Diamond In Tha Back by Ludacris
- "Get Low" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
- "Rubber Band Man" by T.I.
- "24's" by T.I.
- "Be Easy" by T.I.
- "Whatever You Like" by T.I.
- "What Up, What's Haapnin' by T.I.
- "No Matter What" by T.I.
- "That's Right" by Big Kuntry King
- "Ain't I" by Yung L.A.
- "Fairytales" by Wale
- "It's Goin' Down" by Yung Joc
- "Coffee Shop" by Yung Joc
- "Shawty" by Plies
- "My President" by Young Jeezy
- "I'm On 2.0" by Trae tha Truth
- "Lookin' Boy" by Hotstylz
- "Ain't No Way Around It (Remix)" by DJ Drama
- "FDB" by Young Dro
- "Choices (Yup)" by E-40
- "Law" by Yo Gotti
- "Kill 'Em Wit The Shoulders" by Snoop Dogg
- House party by Meek Mill
- "Tattoo" by D4L
Stand up performances
- BET ComicView (2005 and 2013)
- All Star Comedy Jam - Live from Orlando (2012)
- Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup (2002)
- Lerman, Ali (July 26, 2013). "'Ain't That America With Lil Duval' is Straight Up Bussin!", OC Weekly.
- Tom Szaroleta, "Jacksonville's own Lil Duval making his mark on MTV2", The Florida Times-Union, August 6, 2013.