The best word to describe Broady is VERSATILE. Since he can remember, he has always been drawn to the world of entertainment (sports, music, movies, video games, etc). Growing up, and attending school in Silver Spring, MD, all the way through high school, Broady has always loved being the center of attention and humoring others. He was named “Biggest Comedian” by the Senior Class of 2004 at Springbrook High School. Making others laugh, and being the biggest comedian/class clown came naturally to him, and it was not until teachers, family, and friends suggested that he hone his skills of comedy and apply them towards acting that he found use of his talent.
Apprehensive about acting his first two years of high school, Broady finally auditioned for the school play his junior year and was cast in Tim Kelly’s, “My Son is Crazy…But Promising,” as Arthur Whitney. He excelled in his performance, and after being bitten by the “acting bug” was cast in many more plays and even a musical.
Broady continued to stay in the spotlight as comic relief as an anchor for the morning announcements, hosting the homecoming pep rally and the spring talent show and being nominated to be on the Homecoming Court as a Prince. With his growing love of entertaining and being in the lime light, he decided to attend Towson University in Towson, MD, where he received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Acting and Electronic Media and Film.
Broady’s experience at Towson University further seasoned himself as an entertainer. He was constantly asked to host various events ranging from fashion shows, to step shows, to concerts, to health awareness events, to parties, adapting and catering to each event’s needs. He began writing and performing stand-up comedy, and opened up for comedians such as Alex Thomas and Chris Porter. He continued acting in plays and appeared in a commercial for Towson University that aired during Monday Night Football games and numerous times on ESPN. He also appeared in film productions like “The Wire,” “Step Up,” and “Step Up 2: The Streets,” and he was a stand-in for President Barack Obama in a production called “Stevie Wonder at the White House.” Two of his biggest collegiate accolades were being crowned Homecoming King for the 2006-2007 school year, and being nominated as a region 2 semi-finalist for the “Irene Ryan Award” at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2009.
Broady started at WPGC in the summer of 2007 as a Promotions intern. His hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication to his job landed him a paid, part-time position in the Promotions department. Broady never exhibited any shyness, and he continued to bring his talent and creative ingenuity to the station.
Upon graduating from college, he was given an on-air position, web page, and segment during “The Hometeam Show” 6-8 pm, M-F, which is called, “Broady Beats Da Block,” where he was the youngest person on-air in the entire market! During the segment, Broady did call-ins from different locations, recorded comedic skits that were posted to his web page, and interacted with people in the community.
In 2010, Broady decided to take his career to the next level and moved to Los Angeles, CA where he would pursue acting, comedy, and videography. In just a few months in L.A., Broady was cast in some movies, a commercial with Gerry Bednob and Donnell Rawlings, performed standup comedy at many popular spots including The Comedy Store, and began developing popular spoofs to songs under the name “Para-Deez”, of which he wrote and produced, and directed the accompanying videos for.
Since then, Broady has been working with Donnell Rawlings (“Chappelle’s Show”) on many projects, and opened for him as a feature at the DC Improvisation Club. He has also opened for Cedric The Entertainer in Baltimore, MD.
Broady is very dedicated to the position and gives it his utmost attention. He can easily be attributed to a modern day “Jack-of-all-Trades,” and is someone to look out for in the years to come.