1. Witty and versatile comedic genius Roland "Lil Duval" Powell shines on MTV2 as the host of the network's hit series "Ain't That America," the highly successful show which dishes on the staples of American life by sharing viral videos accompanied by hilariously blunt and candid analysis discussed by a celebrity panel. Powell concludes each episode by crowning the "American Hero" of the week, which is typically the video that is most outrageous. The record shattering program returns to air for......  Read Full Bio »

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  1. Witty and versatile comedic genius Roland "Lil Duval" Powell shines on MTV2 as the host of the network's hit series "Ain't That America," the highly successful show which dishes on the staples of American life by sharing viral videos accompanied by hilariously blunt and candid analysis discussed by a celebrity panel. Powell concludes each episode by crowning the "American Hero" of the week, which is typically the video that is most outrageous. The record shattering program returns to air for the second season with new episodes on January 15th. Additionally, Powell stars in the highly popular MTV2 series' Guy Code and Guy Court.

    A self-proclaimed ambassador of his hometown, Jacksonville, Florida, Powell adopted the stage name "Lil Duval" to pay homage to his hometown of Duval County, FL. He began his career in comedy by participating at pep rallies in high school and local variety shows. It was during this time Duval realized he possessed the natural gift to make others laugh. After watching actor/comedian Chris Tucker on Def Comedy Jam, he knew he was ready to take on the comedy world.

    After a successful performance at a 2001 Oakland comedy competition, Powell was personally asked by Cedric the Entertainer's road manager to join the national Budweiser tour, appearing in Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup, a live stage recording at the Biloxi Casino in Mississippi. It was there that Powell coined his signature routine "Stalker's Anthem," set to Music Soulchild's "Just Friends." In 2003, he released his underground comedy DVD Dat Boy Funny, which featured several appearances from up and coming comedians accompanied by hilarious skits mocking pop culture. Two years later, he released his second DVD, Put Your Hands On Me. In 2007, Powell began appearing regularly at Atlanta's legendary Uptown Comedy Club where he kept the laughs coming to sold out audiences at every performance. He also appeared in the Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam Annual Comedy Jam in 2012 among a line of top tier comedians.

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