Yolanda began her journey in comedy with one of Upstate NY’s largest and longest running urban comedy entertainment company “Funny 4 Money.” In the short period of time Yolanda has been doing comedy, she has hosted many shows, performed at colleges and night clubs and has made regular local television appearances.
Ms. Smilez keeps them laughing from the church to the main stream stages her comedic intellect is very flexible. She’s known for her clever but raunchy jokes that keeps comedy rooms and shows filled with laughter. Yolanda has competed in many comedy competitions such as Rochester’s Funniest Person 2012 where she was runner up out of over 100 comedians who participated. She also held the champion title for 4 weeks in a row in the LOL Thursday Competitions. She was also crowned winner of the Rochester’s Apollo showcase.
These and many other opportunities has lead her to travel from city to city and opening for known comics who’ve been on major comedy networks such as “Comic View”, “Laffapalooza”, “Comedy Central”, DEF Comedy Jam. Such names as Michael Blackson, DL Hughley, Eddie Griffin,Thea, Bill Bellamy and many others.