Aries Spears is an American comedian from Chicago who is best known for his work as a cast member on Fox's sketch comedy show, MADtv. After establishing himself with some appearances on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, he moved to Los Angeles, where he landed a recurring role on the popular early-1990s television show, A Different World. A stand-up career and several more film and television roles followed before Spears landed a part on MADtv in 1997, where he would eventually become the second longest-running cast member. Spears' stand-up routines often include his well-received impressions of major hip-hop stars that include Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and DMX.
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