Adjunct Assistant Professor
John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television
LaMont is a big comedic talent and it’s not because of his 6’4” frame. Originally from Philadelphia, LaMont has been a professional writer for over twenty years and has been written and produced over a dozen TV shows. Some of the shows he has written for include BET’s “Nothin’ But a Women,” the WB’s “The Parent’Hood” and UPN’s “Moesha.” He won The Media Projects 2000 SHINE AWARD for a Moesha episode he wrote for the sitcom.
He sold the pilots, “Old School,”to the Fox Network and “The Trouble with Girls” to the UPN Network. After working as a writer/producer for UPN’s hit show, “Girlfriends,” Lamont has ventured into the motion picture arena. He was one of the writers hired to re-write the movie, “The Cookout,” starring Queen Latifah and is shopping the feature film, Family Business, a film based on the true story of his family’s restaurant business in Philadelphia. LaMont has formed his own production company, Just Jokes Entertainment, and produced and directed three volumes of his own stand-up comedy DVD series. LaMont Ferrell’s Just Jokes Comedy Tour features himself, several national known comedians and hilarious skits. He also has worked as a writer on Nick Cannon’s Short Circuitz sketch comedy show for MTV and was one of the writers hired by Tyler Perry to help write over one hundred and fifty episodes of The House of Payne. LaMont has also written for Are We There Yet for TBS, Reed Between the Lines on BET and Let’s Stay Together for the network. His pilot, Big Shot, which was executive produced by Oscar Award winner Jamie Foxx and former NBA player Kenny Smith, was purchased by TBS. Additionally, his original pilot, You’re Joking, Right? won Outstanding Comedy Series at the LA WEBFEST. It can be viewed at www.justjokesentertainment.com. As an actor, you’ve might have seen him in his recurring role on the hit NBC show, The Office. Recently, LaMont has also written and produced the hit family sitcom, Mann & Wife starring real life husband and wife gospel duo David and Tamela Mann. He is also executive producing and directing the documentary, The Wise Old Owl, about the outspoken Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, John Chaney. In 2010 LaMont also launched his master writing class for aspiring sitcom writers. His very popular LaMont Ferrell’s Sitcom 101 Writing Class has been taken by hundreds of students from across the country and around the world. Most recently LaMont was the head writer and showrunner for the new sitcom, Last Call, which aired thirteen episodes on Bounce TV. Stay tuned.