Today we’d like to introduce you to Rahjzae Moore.
Hi Rahjzae, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I knew I wanted to be a comedian/ actor was back in high school, back in the butterfly hallway a Francis Howell North high school. See the butterfly hallway was where all the black kids in my school would conjugate, in a lovely roast battle, conversation, and bs. One day someone had told me that “aye giggles! You look and sound like Kevin hart lol”. Giggles was my nickname in high school. I then said, “who is Kevin hart”. I didn’t know who he was at the time, but that’s when his special “Grown Little Man” was out. So, all my friends wanted me to reenact his bit, about being able to curse for the first time. Surprisingly we had a clog the main hallway with a reenactment of his a bit which is still on YouTube under “best Kevin Hart impersonation.
After that the rest is history. I started doing stand-up seriously and full time when I was 18. At this bar called “The Babylon”. Then then ventured off to the local comedy clubs of STL shortly afterwards, the Helium club, and the Laugh Lounge. But mainly bars since there was a waiting list most of the time. from that point I had hosted my first showcase at Lindenwood University in 2017. a year later I didn’t hosted a comedy show for St. Charles community college. Afterwards I participated in my first comedy competition and lost and lost to a fat girl name big sugar. Finally I had return to Lindenwood University to be a part of six capstones (short films).
Then one day I stumbled upon this local comic named Clinton Diverse Maul. Clinton is actor/ comic/ writer/ director/ writer/ producer lol. I dm him one day asking for advice on comedy and he asked me do I act. And I replied I want lol. Then I went to audition for his play “finding me”. The play is about the hardships families face that they don’t talk about. Verbal and physical abuse, Child neglect, what it looks like with one parent in the home, what it looks like when one parent works too much in a home, etc. That play gave us the opportunity to tour a few cities back in 2018 and 2019; STL, Illinois, NC. And once again this year in Charlotte, NC. Diverse gave me my first opportunity which opened doors for me that I could never imagine. I am the actor I am, and where I am today because of God, my determination, and diverse. I now got picked up by this local talent agency here in Tulsa, OK. Reel Talent Agency. Ms. Christina Jenkins is who represents me now, and her and I are working to get me to the next level in acting. So, I still have a lot of chapters to write in my book.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It hasn’t. There have been a lot of no’s and a lot of waiting patiently. But that’s the beauty in the pursuit of your dream. It’s the progress within the process. Pursuing your dream. Is the progress within the process. Enjoying journey and be grateful for what you learn along the way. And witnessing your own personal growth, within God, yourself, and your craft is a beautiful thing. One biggest struggles for me was finding my own voice within the art of comedy. My own style. And at first, it was hard but now I’m understanding what he meant by that.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an entertainer overall. So, I specialize in art! Dance, drawing, theater, and acting. But I’m most known for being the funny guy. My work isn’t the one thing I’m most proud of, it’s my support group. My “reasoning why” I go after my dreams. What fuels and pushes me. My family. It helps a lot, while i sacrifice the most important thing in life, knowing that I have their full support. My “why” I do what I do. It helps a lot pursuing my dreams knowing I have my family behind me. I’m still trying to figure out what it is that sets me apart. But all u know for sure is that I am me. I’ll be the best me that I can. And there’s no other like Me. But all I know is, that I am Me, and I’ll continue to become the best version of myself.
Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
Staying faithful along my journey. There’s a lot of down and a few ups in this industry and if you aren’t faithful and trust that god has your best intentions along the way, it can get tough a hard at times. Not believing in yourself can be the number one dream killer. So believe in yourself no matter what NO ONE says. Keep your eyes on your goals. And don’t ever stop dreaming. Always remember, The poorest man in the world is a man without a dream.
- Email: Rahjzaemoore95@gmail.com
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