Lil Duval comes out of the Atlanta comedy scene. He moved there from his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Born Roland Powell, he took his stage name from his birthplace, Duval County, Florida. In 2001, while competing in a comedy competition in the Bay Area, he was noticed by Cedric the Entertainer’s road manager, who invited him to join the comedy veteran’s standup tour. In 2005, Duval was a finalist on BET’s Coming to the Stage comedy competition. He is also a series regular to MTV2 programs Guy Code and Hip Hop Squares, and has hosted the video clip show Ain’t That America.