“The Diva of Contemporary Comedy”, Sommore is an American actor and comedian. Her unapologetic way of making people laugh with sarcastic and straightforward discussions about money, sex, and equality between the sexes is commendable.
Her fame started with her initial appearance on Black Entertainment Television’s stand-up showcase ComicView, as the show’s first female host. Her presence as one of the four female comedians that headline The Queens of Comedy tour.
Early life and Career
Sommore grew up in Trenton, New Jersey. After attending Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd and The Pennington School, she graduated from McCorristin Catholic High School (now called Trenton Catholic Academy) in 1985.
She graduated from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she studied business administration. After receiving her degree, Sommore worked various jobs such as retail, employment consulting, and as an algebra instructor before progressing into her successful comedy career.
Sommore attributes her success as a comedienne to her writing skills. Influenced by her father, a writer, and an English teacher, she extensively researched the business of comedy and learned about the art of comedy. She loves gospel music and her idol is Karen Clark Sheard.
Success and Riches
Sommore has appeared on various shows including HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at The Appolo, ComicView, and BET Live from L.A. She has also appeared as a guest on television sitcoms The Hughleys and The Parkers, and she has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. In 2008, she appeared as one of the mob members on several episodes of the game show 1 vs 100.
She appeared in films like Soul Plane, A Miami Tail, Friday After Next, and Something New.
Sommore launched the worldwide premiere of “The Queen Stands Alone” on September 30, 2008. The release of her stand-up comedy special was a film version of her stand-up act and was written and produced by Sommore as well as her entertainment company One Thousand Kisses, Inc.
Sommore also participated in the sixth season of Celebrity Fit Club. She lost 11 pounds during the show which made her the winner of the season.
Her 2015 special Sommore: The Reign Continues was aired on Netflix in 2018.
With a successful career like this, Sommore has earned a net worth of over $1 million. The star continues to thrive and work wonders.
Sommore has a net worth of over $1 million. Along with that, she has also been honored with the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year.
Sommore is truly “The Diva of Contemporary Comedy”.
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