(Photo: Courtesy of Will “Spank” Horton)



Brooklyn native Will “Spank” Horton has a story like no other. Before venturing into comedy, he wanted to play for the NBA. After graduating high school, he attended Lincoln University, where he majored in communications and had a short stint on the college basketball team. However, his charm, acting skills and comedic nature resonated so well with his professors in his drama classes that they encouraged him to pursue stand-up. Today, he is most known for his role in the 2011 box-office hit Laugh at My Pain starring Kevin Hart and has also appeared on BET’s Comic View, Coming to the Stage and Nick Cannon’s Wild 'N Out.  (Photo: Courtesy of Will “Spank” Horton)