Comedian Michelle Buteau's brand of sassy, no-holds-barred humor quickly elevated her from the club scene to regular appearances on television series ranging from "Best Week Ever" (VH1 2013-14) and the sitcom "Enlisted" (Fox 2014). After making a name for herself on the New York and national comedy club circuit, Buteau earned her first notices as a performer on "Last Comic Standing" (NBC 2003-2010) before enjoying frequent turns as a stand-up, actress and commentator on shows ranging from "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (CBS 2005-14) and "Key and Peele" (Comedy Central 2012- ). She found a regular showcase for her talents on "Best Week Ever," where her "Panties On/Panties Off" segment grew into a pop culture catchphrase, and the sitcom "Enlisted," which drew from her stand-up persona for her role as an African-American Army recruit with no filter. Michelle Buteau's rapid ascent in show business underscored her status as one of the more popular comic performers of her day.Born in New Jersey and raised in Miami, Florida by parents who hailed from Jamaica and Haiti, Michelle Buteau's career in comedy began as a series of e-mails to friends that detailed her life in New York. Their support and encouragement prompted Buteau to explore stand-up comedy, first at open mic nights and later as an opening act for comics like Greg Giraldo and as a headliner at colleges. Her first big break came as a contestant on the fifth and sixth season of "Last Comic Standing," which led to higher-profile stand-up showcases and guest appearances on a wealth of comedy series, including "Latino 101" (SiTV 2010- ) and "Whitney" (NBC 2011-2013). She was soon cast as a regular performer on VH1's revamp of its long-running pop culture series "Best Week Ever," where an off-hand joke led to a recurring segment called "Panties On/Panties Off." From there, Buteau enjoyed featured appearances on the critically acclaimed "Key and Peele" and her first turn as a series regular on the military comedy "Enlisted" (Fox, 2014), which earned steady critical acclaim and viewership after a slow start.