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Jordan Carlos is an American stand-up comedian who played a recurring character on The Colbert Report and is a co-host on the Nickelodeon kids' show "Me TV."

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Work outside of the Report

After graduating from Brown University in 2001, Carlos went to work as a copywriter in a New York ad firm.[1] Carlos did this during the day, and used the significant paycheck to finance an upstart career in stand-up. Eventually, Carlos chose to abandon the security of advertising altogether and pursue a career in comedy. He had trouble finding a niche audience because he wasn't a stereotypical black man. Eventually, he learned to use that as his basis for jokes.

Role in the Colbert Report

On The Colbert Report, Carlos plays Alan, host Stephen Colbert's "black friend". Whenever Colbert discusses racial issues, he often asks that a picture of him and his African-American co-worker Alan be shown on screen. Colbert sometimes refers to Alan as "Alan, my black friend, Alan". He first appeared on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day when Colbert was complaining about having to work on that holiday, assuming that Alan was angry about it as well, which he wasn't.

Other Appearances

In 2008, Carlos did voice work for the animated comedy webseries Amazing the Lion hosted by the Independent Comedy Network.[2] Carlos has appeared as a special guest in "Episode 253: Chuuch" of the Keith and the Girl podcast. He also made an appearance in Nickelback's "Rockstar" music video, and has been a commentator on the E! Network's "Worst Dating Show Moments."

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