Earthquake

Biography: Born Nathaniel Martin Stroman, comedian Earthquake began his professional life with an 11-year tenure in the U.S. Air Force. During that stint, he found his life's true calling by impetuously performing at a talent night called "Tops and Blues," held at Elgin Air Force Base in the Florida community of Ft. Walton Beach. Earthquake (or "Quake" as he was frequently known) subsequently headlined engagements at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Corner to enthusiastic response, and thus discovered that comedic delivery came naturally to him. He spent the next several years (during the late '90s) establishing a unique comic presence, distinguishing himself via inventive routines that blithely and colorfully commented on the African-American experience while projecting undercurrents of tremendous anger, sadness, and frustration. This combination of emotional complexity and raw wit made him a tremendously popular figure on the club circuit, particularly among black audiences, and helped himBorn Nathaniel Martin Stroman, comedian Earthquake began his professional life with an 11-year tenure in the U.S. Air Force. During that stint, he found his life's true calling by impetuously performing at a talent night called "Tops and Blues," held at Elgin Air Force Base in the Florida community of Ft. Walton Beach. Earthquake (or "Quake" as he was frequently known) subsequently headlined engagements at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Corner to enthusiastic response, and thus discovered that comedic delivery came naturally to him. He spent the next several years (during the late '90s) establishing a unique comic presence, distinguishing himself via inventive routines that blithely and colorfully commented on the African-American experience while projecting undercurrents of tremendous anger, sadness, and frustration. This combination of emotional complexity and raw wit made him a tremendously popular figure on the club circuit, particularly among black audiences, and helped him secure appearances in such filmed venues as Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, BET's ComicView, and Laffapalooza. Earthquake moved into feature roles with a bit part as a husband in Kevin Smith's Clerks II, then joined Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, and Tasha Smith for the Fred Durst-directed sports comedy The Longshots (2008). Expand

Earthquake's Scores

Average career score: 60
Highest Metascore: 88 Everybody Hates Chris: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 43 Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
50 The Neighborhood: Season 1 Oct 1, 2018 Que 4.4
tbd Conan (2010): Season 3 Nov 5, 2012 Guest 8.2
tbd Everybody Hates Chris: Season 4 Oct 3, 2008 Michael 8.3
tbd Everybody Hates Chris: Season 3 Oct 1, 2007 Michael / Michael 8.6
tbd Back at the Barnyard: Season 1 Sep 29, 2007 Root The Rooster [Voice] 5.5
tbd Everybody Hates Chris: Season 2 Oct 1, 2006 Uncle Mike / Michael 8.0
tbd Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen: Season 1 Jun 12, 2006 Performer tbd
88 Everybody Hates Chris: Season 1 Sep 22, 2005 Michael 8.2
43 Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 1 Feb 21, 2003 Performer 6.7
tbd Comedy Central Presents: Season 7 Feb 7, 2003 Performer tbd