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Earthquake
Birth name Nathaniel Martin Stroman
Born May 29, 1963 (1963-05-29) (age 46)
Washington, DC, United States
Medium stand-up comedy, television, film
Years active 1980s - present
Genres Observational comedy,Improvisational comedy
Subject(s) African-American culture, racism, race relations, relationships
Website http://www.myspace.com/quakeshouse2

Earthquake (born Nathaniel Martin Stroman on May 29, 1963, in Washington, D.C.) is an African-American stand-up comedian and actor. He performed a half-hour HBO special as part of the series One Night Stand, which first aired on August 26, 2005. He also had a small role in Kevin Smith's film Clerks II, and a supporting role in the film The Longshots. He had a recurring role as Chris' Uncle Mike, on Everybody Hates Chris.

Military career

Earthquake was in the U.S Air Force for eleven years. He refused to be a combatant in the Gulf War and was honorably discharged as a conscientious objector. He had attained the rank of Sergeant but was demoted to Airman First Class before his discharge.[1]

Earthquake revealed on The Howard Stern Show that while he was in the U.S. Air Force, he once dropped a live nuclear missile when he was loading it into an aircraft. According to Earthquake, the incident caused much panic and was classified as a Broken Arrow, a situation that alerts a large portion of the military, including the President of the United States. He claimed he was rushing to attend a 2 Live Crew concert.[2]

References

  1. ^ Yarborough, Kenya M. (2003-02-28). "EARTHQUAKE: Comedian reminds us that there‚Äôs nothing funny about war.". EURweb.com. http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur9018.cfm. Retrieved 2007-02-07.  
  2. ^ Panasci, Thomas; Kaplan, Jason (2005-09-29). "Get Out the Richter Scale". HowardStern.com. http://www.howardstern.com/rundown.hs?d=1127966400. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  

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