Will “Spank” Horton high-spirited brand of comedy has earned him the admiration of his peers by winning over fans from Philadelphia to International audiences across the globe with his uniquely animated stage shows.
Born in Brooklyn but raised in Philadelphia, Horton had his sights on the NBA, but in college his acting skills and comic charisma resonated so much with his drama professor that they urged him to pursue a career in comedy. It wasn’t until 2001 when a friend dared Horton to take the stage at the Laff House Comedy Club in South Philadelphia that Horton’s love for laughter was ignited to a new level. Horton made his network debut on BET’s Comic View in 2002, just six months after he started his career as a comedian, quickly evolved into one of the most popular and successful college and comedy club acts, performing at more than 100 universities and in countries all over the globe.
His career gained major momentum as he began touring with comedian Kevin Hart, opening for Kevin on the I’m Grown Little Man, Seriously Funny, Laugh At My Pain, Let Me Explain, and What Now tours. Horton also had a supporting role in the subsequent and highly successful Laugh At My Pain Tour concert feature film. Other film and TV credits include Ride Along (Universal), and WILD N’OUT (MTV). Horton Currently also tours as part of the comedy trio the Plastic Cup Boyz, whose comedy special debuted on Comedy Central and can also be seen on Netflix. Before comedy became a priority, Horton endeavored to play for the NBA and played basketball for Simon Gratz High School in North Philadelphia, the same school retired NBA notables Rasheed Wallace and Aaron McKie played for. The basketball team went on to score in the Top 20 of high school teams in the country during Horton's time there.