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LESTER SPEIGHT and FRIENDS Featuring Lil G, Danny Cruzz

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LESTER SPEIGHT and FRIENDS Featuring Lil G, Danny Cruzz Thursday, October 10, 2013 08:00 PM San Jose Improv, San Jose, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $12.00
  • Door Time: 7:15 PM
  • Show Type: Comedy
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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When first glancing at Lester Speight, the first thought that comes to mind is, ‘this guy is 
not to be messed with’; but on the contrary – he’s just the opposite. Lester Speight, who 
is 6’5” and clocks in around 285 lbs., quickly turns the attention away from his size once 
he flashes that million-dollar smile. “It’s funny, my size gives off the wrong impression to 
people, but they quickly learn I’m not the neighborhood bully, but the neighborhood 
“Super Hero” laughs Speight.
Speight who hails from Baltimore, MD, has been defending one thing or another most of 
his life. During his college years, Speight was a Division I All-American Linebacker for 
Morgan State University and later went on to sign with the Baltimore Stars of the 
USFL. After the Stars, Speight continued his sports career and began a professional 
wrestling career, where he was known to fans as ‘Rasta the Voodoo Man.’
“Speight has appeared on TV shows like, "Homicide: Life on the Street " HBO "The 
Corner" in his Baltimore City roots. It didn’t take long for Speight to get his feet wet in 
the industry. He immediately traveled to the west coast to journey into a full-time acting 
career.” Speight’s landed roles in a variety of television shows upon arriving in Los 
Angeles, including,"Walker, Texas Ranger" "18 Wheels of Justice," "Ladies Man," 
"Three Sisters," "That's My Bush," “Arli$$”, “The Young and the Restless”, “NYPD Blue”
and “Malcolm in the Middle” to name a few. Early on, his feature films included, "Meteor 
Man," director Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday,” “The Replacements,” “Cradle 2 the 
Grave,” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted.”
Since then, with a body of work that spans over two decades, the opportunity came up 
for Speight to play "Hardcore Eddie" in Paramount Studio’s, "Transformers: Dark of the 
Moon" or TF3, directed by Michael Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg. TF3 
went on to be the box office juggernaut that it is. TF3: “Dark of the Moon” has now 
surpassed "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" to become the fourth highest 
grossing movie of all-times grossing worldwide over $1 billion. Lester kicked off 2009 
with 5 major movie roles including "Something Like a Business" starred opposite Kevin 
Hart, "Peep World" and WWE "Knucklehead" 2010, he starred opposite Dwayne 
Johnson in the role of ‘Baphomet’ in the thrill feature, “Faster”. But Speight’s breakout 
role that he is most known for is the Reebok Super Bowl commercial as the hard-hitting 
office linebacker Terry Tate, the overly aggressive employee who makes it his job to 
keep office employees in order. To date, that commercial is still the number #1 rated 
Super Bowl spot of all-time by "Sports Illustrated" who feature Speight in a February 2013 Super Bowl Special Edition “The 8 Debate Greatest Super Bowl Commercial Terry 
Tate, Office Linebacker Reebok 2003 voted #1, "you know you need a cover sheet on 
your TPS reports Richard." Tate bellows. "that ain't new, baby! Soon after Speight turned 
a guest starring spot into two seasons, as ‘Calvin’ on “My Wife and Kids”, starring 
opposite Damon Wayans. His recent TV and film credits have included appearances on 
“Prison Break”, “Numb3rs”, and “Bones”, He also landed a lead role in the 2007 “Norbit” 
starring opposite Eddie Murphy as ‘Blue Lattimore’ one of Rasputia's three brothers. 
Then came “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” and “Finding Amada”. 
Fans can catch Speight in the role of ‘Hugh’ on Warner Brothers webisode, “Rockville 
If Speight’s acting career isn’t enough to keep him busy, he has also taken on the 
project as the voice of ‘Augustus Cole’ in Xbox 360 video games, “Gears of War 1” and 
“Gears of War 2”. In 2007, he won the G-Phoria Award for Best Voice Over Actor. 
Speight follow "Gears of War 3 success by launching his 4th installment releasing 
"Gears of War: Judgement in 2013.” The entire franchise broke $1 billion in lifetime 
sales. All four games feature Lester's outstanding voice over acting. To Lester's ever 
growing body of work, he now wears the hat of executive producer, with two smash hit 
short films, "Police Guys" winners of Action on Film International Film Festival USA, 
which Lester was nominated AOF/WAB Award: ‘Best Villain.’ "Police Guys” also won for 
Outstanding Cast Performance AOF. Who can't forget Director Adam Shankman’s
"Dragula" 2013.
Definitely a force to be reckoned with, Lester is now conquering the Comedy World with 
his style of Stand-Up Comedy. One could say he is succeeding and he’s doing it with 
style, with grace and not to mention size.

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