Dewayne Perkins

Dewayne Perkins is a queer Chicago born and raised writer/comedian. Most recently, Dewayne is a writer on NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and previously a writer on Netflix’s “The Break with Michelle Wolf.” He’s also written for the Writers Guild of America Awards, the Webby Awards, and the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner, in which a joke he wrote was listed as one of The New Yorker’s “Best Jokes of 2018.”

As a stand up comedian, Dewayne was named one of Comedy Central’s “Up Next” comedians, a finalist for NBC Stand Up, and one of TimeOut New York’s “Breakout LGBQT Comedians to Watch.” He has performed at festivals such as Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, SF Sketchfest, and NBC’s Break Out Comedy Festival.

He was a cast member on MTV’s/Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out and is currently a member of the award-winning improv team 3Peat, whose Comedy Central digital short, “The Blackening,” written by Dewayne, went viral with more than 15 million views.