Rhonda Passion Hansome

Rhonda PASSION Hansome is an actor, comedian, and director

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Hansome has appeared on numerous TV shows including Louie, Saturday Night Live, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Stand-Up Spotlight, Arsenio Hall, Evening at the Improv, Showtime at the Apollo and The Joan Rivers Show. She is an Outstanding Comedian BackStage Bistro Award winner who was the comedy opening act for Anita Baker, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Jackie Mason and The Pointer Sisters. She is at home on a cruise ship, casino, or comedy club stage.

She directed Melba Moore’s Sweet Songs of the Soul (“Best Solo Performer” AUDELCO Award) at National Black Theater Festival, Bermuda Festival, New Federal Theater and Real Black Men Don’t Sit Crosslegged on the Floor (New Federal Theater, “Best Ensemble” AUDELCO Award). She has directed in the Houston and Newark Airports, National Arts Club and Museum of the City of NY.

Rhonda Passion Hansome is the former Artistic Director of NJPAC‘s Young Writers’ Workshop.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Director Sweet Songs of the Soul 2004-05 Season
Director Real Black Men Don’t Sit Cross Legged on the Floor 2005-06 Season