A native of East Point, GA., Kareem Chapman, aka Plug Chapman is a natural born comedian, writer, and actor, with a knack for revealing “the funny” like a flashlight in the dark. In addition to opening up for headliners like Jon Lovitz, Jodi Miller and Chris D’elia, he is a hit with audiences from east to west coasts, performing in venues such as The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and John Lovitz Comedy Club just to name a few. Plug is also a touring comic, who hosts various shows each month in several states for other local and touring comedians.
The name Plug comes from his resourcefulness and ability to “plug” or connect anyone with anything. His motto, “If I can’t get you what you need in 3 phone calls or less, then it doesn’t exist”.
At Riverwood High School, Plug was a successful
multi-talented athlete in track, baseball, basketball and
cross-country. He wished for a career in professional
basketball but never grew taller than 5’9”. Instead, he
earned a track scholarship to Fort Valley State College
where he majored in Criminal Justice with hopes of becoming
a homicide detective. His first time on stage took place at
Fort Valley when he hosted a popular dormitory talent show.
He had an epiphany and realized that he had the gift—he
could make people laugh..
After graduating college, Plug decided on a career in music.
Around this time, he anticipated the birth of his daughter
and took a job working as an overnight cashier to make ends
meet. He kept his customers entertained telling joke after
joke. One night popular Atlanta comedian, Dirty South, came
into the store. After watching him interact with several
customers, she invited him to perform so he could showcase
his comedic talent. But a severe case of stage fright
prevented him from doing the show.
Unable to land an entertainment job and support himself and
his child, Plug had to turn to family for help. He found
employment with his uncle Tip, aka T.I., as a personal
assistant. This position allowed him to work closely in the
music industry, travel the world and take the time for
personal reflection. He provided for his daughter and
developed into a well-rounded, focused individual. Plug’s
stint with T.I. affirmed his interests in the music
industry, and prompted a move to L.A. in January 2010. After
many failed attempts to enter this field, he dropped music
in L.A. and went back to his innate gift of comedy. One
afternoon in June of 2010 he went to an open mic night at
the Ha Ha Café in North Hollywood. He managed his first
night jitters, went on stage and put on a great show.
Everyone needs a launch pad, and this was his.
Missing his daughter and his family, Plug decided to move
back to Atlanta in November 2012 to pursue comedy further.
Now he is a familiar face on the comedy scene, performing
all over Atlanta as well as cities like Birmingham, Mobile,
Chicago and Richmond VA.
Known to everyone as an open book, Plug’s subject matter
typically involves poking fun at unbelievable circumstances,
current events and even relationships. With his quick wits
and transparency, Plug says what everyone is thinking, but
makes us not feel bad about it