For over 25 years, Elliott Threatt has entertained audiences around in all 50 states and in 6 countries. Along the way Elliott was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Comedy and won an Emmys. In the late 1980’s, Elliott was the runner up behind Ellen Degress’ in SHOWTIME’s Funniest person in American Completion.
Elliott also won the US Aspen Comedy Arts Open earning him an appearance on HBO. Elliott has performed for all of the major Cruise lines and has toured in Concert with numerous major recording artists Smokey Robinson, Patti La Belle. Elliott’s most recent TV appearances included NBC Last Comic standing and BET’s Comic View. And The Bob and Tom Show.
Nominated for Best Spoken Comedy Album in the
Other nominees: Robin Willams,
Dennis Miller, George Carlin , Jimmy Fallon
Growing up around greatness…
Elliott Threatt was the youngest boy of 4 children. His parents were very active in the early civil rights movement. James Threatt, Elliotts father, was one of the first black elected officials in the state of New Jersey and the nation.
A young Elliott watched the likes of great Jackie Robinson, tennis pioneer Arthur Ashe and noted poet Langton Huges visit his home for dinner. One week before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King sat at the Threatt dinner table.
“Over the years I watched as my father made public speeches, using his humor and wit to defuse tense situations.” states Elliott.
Finishing high school in Kansas City, Elliott accepted a tennis scholarship to play for the University of Missouri. He started stand-up comedy in his first year of college and was soon hooked. Hooked so bad that the next year he quit tennis to concentrate all his free time on comedy.
His early comedy partners included Sinbad, Dennis Miller, Louie Anderson and the late Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison. After college he moved to Los Angeles and began show casing the Improvisation and Comedy Store. He was a regular and house EMCEE at the famed Ice House in Pasadena. At the age of 22 Elliott became a national touring headliner. He was runner up for Ellen Degeneres in the Showtime’s Funniest in America Contest.
After several years in L.A he moved back to Kansas City to host a local TV variety show on the FOX affiliate. That is when he met his wife Katheryn who he now has 3 children with. Elliott continues to headline around the country, hosted his own radio show, appearing on shows such as A&E Comedy on the road, Showtime, Comedy Club Network and HBO’s Comic Relief!
He has toured musical concerts with famed stars Patti LaBelle to George Jones. He most recently won the HBO U.S.Comedy Art Open Award in Kansas City.
Elliott is not only a great family man and comic but he is a successful Kansas City business owner and great contributor to the community.