JB Smoove

Born Jerry Brooks, J.B. Smoove got his start doing stand-up on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam in the early '90s and now he's hosting shows and starring in hit movies. You might recognize him from sitcoms such as Everybody Hates Chris and 'Til Death, but he's best known for his reoccurring role as Leon Black on Curb Your Enthusiasm. An award-winning writer — he's contributed to the script of Saturday Night Live as well as acted in a few episodes — the New York native had his own special on Comedy Central in 2012. He's played in movies like Date Night, Hall Pass, The Dictator and Pootie Tang and lent his distinctive voice to projects such as The Simpsons and Ice Age 4. Smoove currently stars as a celebrity player on MTV2's game show Hip Hop Squares and is set to shine in the upcoming BET series Real Husbands of Hollywood.

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Celebrities: The Top Five List

See these comedians talk about their "Top Five" list! (12/11/2014)

Chris Rock on What Your Music Says About You

The cast of Top Five on hip hop, dating and their new film.

Celebrities: The Cast of Top Five on Hip Hop and Dating

Chris Rock, Gabrielle Union, Rosario Dawson and JB Smoove. (12/7/2014)

Ten Comedians Who Could Replace David Letterman

The iconic host of the Late Show is set to retire next year.

Instagram Photos of the Week: Big Sean and Naya Rivera’s Busty Beach Day

Plus pics from Nicki Minaj, Cam'Ron, Drake and more.
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