Born Darnell Duane Anderson Jr. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in December 1979, Darnell has always been known as the “funny guy”. At an early age Darnell was making friends and family laugh, at talent shows, in church plays and at family functions. Darnell attended George Westinghouse High School, where he was an average student but always stood out as the class clown. After graduating in 1998, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. When discharged, he hit the stage running. Doing open mic’s in bars and lounges, Pittsburgh Funnybone. After being the runner up in The Camp Lejeune Comedy Search, He opened up for different Comedy acts such as Thea Vidale, Tommy Davidson,and David "The Frog" Bey. NuSkool also was a featured comedian for the USO in Jacksonville, NC in a show to support the troops. Darnell started performing at the FunnyBone and the Improv Comedy Clubs in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Darnell also performs as an emcee regularly for Keepem Laffn Productions in their comedy shows in various cities.
The name NuSkool was given to Darnell because of his fresh, quick witted and urban hip-hop style of comedy. Growing up, NuSkool watched shows such as In Living Color and Saturday Night Live and also idolized stand up comedians, Eddie Griffin, Martin Lawrence and Jamie Foxx. Getting his inspiration from his everyday struggles, his act contains skits about relationship, the street, music, kids and politics. This is where his wit and refreshing comedy style takes effect on hundreds of people. NuSkool performed on a traveling show called "The Chitlin Circuit" and h can be seen in a comedy club near you.
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