Orlando Baxter exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2006, and quickly established himself as one of the areas hottest young comics. His fresh perspective and unique relateability quickly solidified this personable middle school teacher into a fan favorit.
In 2007 Orlando was a finalist in NBC's ‘Stand Up for Diversity Showcase’, and in 2010, he became a finalist in both the New York Comedy Contest and the Boston Comedy festival. He’s a regular at numerous comedy clubs throughout New England, and performs all over the country as the opening act for national headliner Jo Koy.
Orlando’s refreshing energy is unmatched and his likeability is undeniable, and if the past is any indication of the future, Orlando Baxter is a promising young talent with some serious staying power.
When Fogg isn’t working as “owner, bottle washer, maker of sandwiches” at Uncle Andy’s, you can find him on stage, sharing humorous stories about life’s absurd moments and that comedy goldmine we all have in common: family. When a Massachusetts law-maker proposed an anti-spanking bill last year, Fogg envisioned parents outsourcing the job to fourth graders on the playground. Evoking Marlon Brando’s strained voice in “The Godfather,” Fogg says, “How much would you charge to whack my son?”
Fogg’s first professional performance was 18 years ago at The Comedy Connection in Portland. Since then he has performed for diverse audiences throughout New England and his material has changed along the way.
“Usually my first jokes were a lot of blue humor and things that I thought were funny,” Fogg recalls. “When I was younger, I thought it was all about the shock value.”
Once he figured out who he was on stage, it was difficult to continue with the swearing and the sex and religion bits, Fogg says. He now thinks of himself as a storyteller and a gentle jokester.