HILARIOUS, BOLD, FRESH and GROUNDBREAKING, are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Comedian Akintunde. But first and foremost, hes a 35 year old servant, husband, and father of 5 who loves GOD, loves his wife Eunissa, loves his children, and loves to make the people of GOD laugh. But after 13 years as a comedian, Akintunde feels as though he is just getting started. Why, you may ask, would someone with scores of national television and radio appearances feel as though they are just getting started? Because now the veteran stand up is no longer just on a career path, he is on assignment from GOD. Akintunde laid down his own personal career aspirations, and accepted GOD's assignment to entertain the Body of Christ, and draw the word to Christ through stand up comedy, writing, acting, producing, and directing.
Since accepting GOD's assignment, Akintunde has done just that, and consequently, has been nothing but blessed. In 2003, he was named joke/monologue writer for the syndicated television series "Its Showtime
at the Apollo" and still holds this position. In 2004, he wrote the monologues for Comedian Monique for the annual "BET Awards" ceremony. That same year, Akintunde recorded his first live comedy album, "Brutally
Honest Live at Right Direction", and began a national tour under the same title. Shortly thereafter, Akintunde was blessed to re-team with fellow comedian Chris Tucker as his monologue writer for the "2005 NAACP Image Awards". The blessings continued to flow, as he appeared in front of thousands as a performer and host on the Family Expo Stage at Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Mega Fest" 2005. Akintunde followed up this appearance with an expanded tour schedule which culminated in two live DVD recordings in January of last year. Some highlights of 2006 included televised appearances on The Word Network, TBN's "Praise the Lord," and The Gospel Music Channel.
Look for great things from this anointed comedian. Many within the Body of Christ are looking to Akintunde to as one pastor put it, "Revolutionize the Christian entertainment industry." Says Akintunde, " I used to shun all compliments and predictions of my assignment. But can now receive it as prophetic words from God knowing full well that it has nothing to do with me, its God's anointed power given to me. So, he gets all the credit...Not Akintunde.