Oliver Adolphus Samuels
is a Jamaican comedian
. He is often described as the Jamaican "King of Comedy" performing both stand up and comic theatre.
Samuels found fame on the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation
's television series Oliver At Large
, which was created by producer Calvin Butler and playwright Aston Cooke
. In this series, Oliver played his alter ego Olivius Adams, aka Oliver. The series featured sketches from Oliver's exploits, often with his sidekick, Maffi. Several spin-off
theatre pieces have been created for the Oliver character including Large Abroad
, Oliver's Posse
(1999), Oliver and Pinocchio
(2001), and Oliver and the Genie
Oliver Samuels, known by most through his vastly popular television series, Oliver at Large
, has combined a career in marketing with life on stage, touring every year between spring and summer before returning home for his executive offices at Mack D's—the Kingston-based company where he is a director and head of marketing and public relations.
Abroad, he is known as Jamaica's Bill Cosby
, and is a brand name that is synonymous with Jamaica and laughter. Samuels is widely regarded as one of the funniest talents to emerge from the Caribbean.
In addition to his work with the local car company, Oliver Samuels was recently selected by the wire transfer service Unitransfer to star in a series of advertisements that will market their products to Florida's Caribbean community.
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