Known for his social and political commentary, Alonzo is a regular panel member on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” In 2016, he starred in his second Showtime comedy special titled “Historically Incorrect.” Taped at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, Bodden touched upon a variety of subjects, including former President Obama and gun owners, being gluten free, the NFL’s troubles, Millennials, and the Los Angeles Clippers.
His first big comedy break came when he was on the “New Faces of Comedy” showcase at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, but it was on NBCʼs “Last Comic Standing,” where he won season three’s “The Best of the Best,” where Alonzo Bodden was first introduced to America.
In 2011, he starred in his first special “Who’s Paying Attention” also for Showtime, released a DVD, and currently hosts a podcast of the same name. That same year, he was a panelist on the syndicated show “Inside the Vault”.
A car and motorcycle aficionado, Bodden hosted Speed Channel’s “101 Cars You Must Drive” and “America’s Worst Driver” on the Travel Channel. He recently appeared on CNBC’s “Leno’s Garage” in the segment ‘Stump The Car Nerd’ and was a contributor on the Science Channel’s series “How To Build Everything.” Alonzo has also performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and was a guest panelist on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”
While his movie career has consisted mainly of playing security guards he has protected the best, including Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in “Bringing Down The House” and Leslie Nielsen in “Scary Movie 4.” He was also the voice of “Thunderon” in “Power Rangers Lightspeed.”
Alonzo has traveled around the world entertaining USO troops from Iraq to Greenland and everywhere in between.