Chonda Pierce

Armed with an abundance of unpretentious Southern charm and laser sharp wit, Chonda Pierce has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast for more than a decade. An in-demand stand up comic, television hostess and author, Pierce has parlayed her gift for storytelling into a multi-faceted career.

Pierce mixes music and comedy into a frothy blend that always leaves audiences laughing hysterically. The opening song on her new project titled "This Ain't Prettyville" examines the current fascination with botox and plastic surgery. "One of my favorite lines is, Barbie's made of plastic ya'll — besides I can't afford THAT overhaul. That just cracks me up!"

In addition to lifting the human spirit with laughter, Pierce also devotes her time to charitable endeavors such as the facility she help to found in 2006 to aid those suffering from depression and other recovery issues. "Branches Recovery Center is something I am extremely proud of," she says. "The vision for Branches came from what I learned in rehab. I wanted to help facilitate the same kind of journey that I took toward wholeness available in my community and much more affordable for people as well."