About Robert Powell III
Robert Powell III is a stand-up comedian, political
satirist, and actor. Born in Monroe, Louisiana Robert
attended University of Louisiana at Monroe before
getting his Masters’ degree in Political Science from
Texas Christian University.
After graduating, Robert worked as the Deputy Chief of
Staff for Mayor James E. Mayo. Upon moving to the
State Capital, Robert became a Special Assistant under
Governor Bobby Jindal. Even as a rising star on the
Louisiana political scene, Robert’s desire to become a
stand-up comedian put him at a crossroads, and his
superiors in the Governor’s office gave him an
ultimatum – either comedy or politics. Thankfully, Robert chose comedy.
After a few years of paying his dues (which included sleeping in his car and $11 a night motels), Robert
was named Louisiana’s Comedian of The Year three years in a row. In 2012, Robert joined the
Shaquille O’Neal All-Star Comedy Jam Tour in addition to opening for comedy stars such as Kevin
Hart, Mike Epps, DL Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Ron White, as well as musicians such as
Ludacris, Anthony Hamilton, and Lil’ Wayne.
Robert made his television debut on SHAQUILLE O'NEAL ALL STAR COMEDY JAM for
Showtime and then appeared on the series WE GOT NEXT for Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network.
Currently, he is the host and Executive Producer of COMIC EDGE for Aspire Network.
Most recently, Robert received rave reviews for his performance on the New Faces showcase at the
2016 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He is currently developing a pilot at CBS called
MY FELLOW AMERICANS with CBS Television and The Tannenbaum Company.
Robert splits his time between Dallas, TX and Los Angeles.