Aaron Edwards Hall is a stand-up comedian who has been doing comedy for the past 10 years. He is respected in the industry by names such as Earthquake, Chris Spencer, and David Arnold.
From a small town in Illinois (Lebanon) just outside of East St. Louis, Aaron is moving boldly in his gifts of comedy, ministry, and entertainment. He’s a down-to-earth individual whose style is clean and clever, relating to all walks of life.
Inspired by comedians Cedric the Entertainer and Eddie Murphy, Aaron Edwards Hall is a natural born leader blessed with the favor of God over his life. He was a student athlete, as well as the president of his student body at Columbia College, where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Marketing.
Embarking on the journey of comedy started with guidance from above. “I’ll never forget my first real set. I remember waking up at 1 AM with a divine inspiration. I wrote a 15-minute set in 15 minutes and made it to the showcase round of BET’s Coming to the Stage auditions, only having performed the set twice. “It’s a gift,” says Aaron. “I got a standing ovation my first time on stage. I knew God wanted me to do something with the gift, but I just didn’t know how it would play out. All I knew was that I had to get to L.A.”
After arriving in Los Angeles, Aaron began networking with some of Hollywood’s best. Faced with the reality of needing to make a living until his entertainment career kicked into high gear, the practical side of Aaron was directed to corporate America, where he quickly went from poverty to a six-figure income. Still, he was not happy. “I would pray to God, 'Why am I even in L.A. if you will not release me to walk in my gift?'” Aaron says, “The funny thing is that He never said I couldn’t… He just told me what to do for the time being and wanted to see if I would be obedient. Well, now I know why he did what he did. My heart was not in the right place. I wanted to act and do comedy for all the wrong reasons. It took not being involved to realize it. Now I’ve come to realize, and as I delight myself in the Lord, He is opening doors and truly making room for my gift. He has now given me a true love for the arts."
Aaron made his television debut on Season 4 of Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, which kicked his comedy career into high gear. He has also appeared on other comedy shows including TruTV's Laff Tracks and Aspire’s We Got Next. He has toured Japan, entertaining the troops, as well as touring with national headliner Earthquake and sharing the stage with names such as Dave Chapelle, Kevin Hart, and Dane Cook. He has also performed at Improvs, Funnybones, colleges, corporate events, and churches nationwide.
Every week, you can see Aaron on the First 5 at Antioch Church of Long Beach where he’s combining comedy and ministry. He’s continuously writing Hollywood scripts, working to change the lives of the underprivileged, and has a few major projects coming soon!