I am a Preacher/Komedian/Singer/Actress that provides a komical spin on scripture and things that I have observed over the years in church. I share personal stories as well. My humor is very practical and relatable. I talk about things most probably think but won't say. 😂. Nothing is off limits... I do 5 character as well:
1. Maria Anna Consuela Cortez Hernandez Sanchez Smith - Latin Woman
2. Parkitta - Stripper
3. Deacon PlayOn
4. Baby Kimora
5. Country Cousin Carlotta
They are all a part of the Smith family. Lol
I am also a skilled soloist that sings for all events and occasions, i.e. weddings, funerals, birthday and anniversary parties. I hope to serve you at your next event...
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 120 minutes
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
You can expect pure professionalism and integrity. I take much pride in my work and my name. Each and every time that I am hired, I view it as an honor and a privilege that is not to be taken lightly. Your choosing me says that you trust me to deliver an untarnished service and I plan on delivering. I am very down to earth and real. I try to move my audience and connect with them. If I'm singing, acting or Komedy, I am going to leave empty, giving you all I have!
I am a Chicago native who was born and raised in the church. I am a “preacher/pastor's kid". At the very young age of eight years old, my musical gift was recognized, and I was inducted into her church’s adult choir. I have been involved with music most of my life. Acclaimed for my highly developed musical acumen, I has sung with and opened live performances for renowned gospel artists including, Ricky Dillard, Darryl Coley and Vicky Winans, to name a few. I have also taught, led and directed choirs for over 30 years. I am currently the praise and worship leader at Cathedral of Joy In Olympia Fields, IL.
In 2001, I was called to the ministry, and preached my initial sermon in 2003 entitled “It’s Time to Grow Up”. I was ordained as an elder in January of 2014.
My career as a komedian started over 5 years ago. I do a lot of character work as well as straight stand up. I have a YouTube channel and Facebook page entitled, "Special Ks Komedy Korner". I can also be found on under, Iamkaren_dade.
I have acted in over 6 plays and have done a one man show that was inclusive of me singing and stand-up comedy. I have recently started doing story-time podcasts.
I am very much into health and fitness. I have an AAS in Fitness and Exercise, BS in Sports Medicine and a MS in Nutrition. I take all natural herbs for healing. Nothing prescribed or over-the-counter.
I consider myself as a modern day "Renaissance woman". I am a preacher/singer/songwriter/komedian/actress/health enthusiast and soon to be author with the release of my autobiography entitled, "Behind The Collar". The books story is unvarnished, and takes the covers off the peaks and valleys, the highs and lows, the dependencies that plagued me, the abuses I endured, some of which were self-inflicted, and others which were exacted by people in my life, mainly men. Even though my experiences are unique to me, there are numerous threads of commonality in them that have proved to be relatable to a great many people.
To-date, I have written eleven songs and I am currently working to release my first EP.
I enjoy everything about my life and I give God all the glory for each and every gift. :-)
Additional Booking Notes
This is all contingent on the client and their personal expectations. Everything is to be discussed and agreed upon.
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 10, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm||Fundraiser|
Past Booked Events
|June 14, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 12, 2019 • 10:45am - 1:00pm||PRAISE AND WORSHIP|
|May 05, 2019 • 2:00pm - 7:00pm||BIRTHDAY PARTY|
I am very versatile. Not much that I can not do.
1. All gospel i.e. hymns, contemporary, praise and worship, etc... The list is too extensive to name.
3. R & B
This is all tailored by client request. My band can play anything. :-)
A proper pa system or dj setup is usually sufficient. Open for discussion.