Overton “Obie” Wakefield Jones
This avid Cleveland
Browns fan and funny man never considered a career in comedy until a
co-worker suggested he try his jokes at a local club. By his second
night, Henton won the amateur night contest and soon packed his things
and moved to Los Angeles.
After wining the 1991 Johnny Walker National Comedy Search, Henton was spotted and booked to perform on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. By the end of his set, John had an agent and was soon offered the Living Single gig. John later re-emerged on the scene with a role in the sitcom The Hughleys.