John "D.C. Young Fly" Whitfield
Most recently named one of Variety’s 2019 10 Comics to Watch, D.C. Young Fly’s expansive work in the comedy, acting, and digital spheres have made him a standout as an entertainment multi-hyphenate. A comedian, actor, social media influencer, musician, and podcast host, D.C. has proven that innate comedic ability, abundant creativity, and a passion for generating laughter in others can be translated across multiple mediums.
On the acting front, his credits include BET’s THE NEW EDITION STORY, Will Packer’s ALMOST CHRISTMAS, in which he plays ‘Eric’ alongside Mo’Nique, J.B. Smoove, and Gabrielle Union, and can most recently be seen as the lead in the Universal Comedy Feature for MTV, HOW HIGH 2, which has received notable acclaim for being the highest rated Saturday program on the network in six years.
D.C. has also made several unscripted guest appearances on projects including BET’s gameshow, BLACK CARD REVOKED, and continues on his 3rd season of VH1’s HIP HOP SQUARES, where his natural comedic timing plays well with the energy of live audiences.
As a creator, D.C.’s original online comedy videos have garnered him a huge following including over 8 million Instagram followers, 1.4 million Facebook fans and 23 million views on YouTube. Always a fan of live performances, he tours the country both as a headliner for sold out shows in the stand-up comedy space and also as a co-host of the hilarious 85 SOUTH SHOW live podcast alongside Chico Bean and Karlous Miller.