Sommore was the first woman to host BET’s ”Comic View.” In 1995, she received the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year.

She also has hosted Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” and “Showtime at the Apollo.” Sommore was part of the “Queens of Comedy” tour in 2000, at one point, performing before an audience of more than 50,000 people in Atlanta.

In addition to doing stand-up, Sommore has appeared in such films as “Friday After Next,” “Family Reunion,” “Soul Plane,” “Something New” and “Dirty Laundry.” . Linda Sickler.