Branton doesn’t like anyone who doesn’t support Atlanta teams. He will, however, grudgingly talk to you if you have a great joke or two. As a Deaf person who grew up in a Deaf family, Branton likes to think he’s the epitome of a southern gentleman, even if he’s the king of jokes. Growing up with numerous communication modes ranging from Signed Exact English to cued speech to oralism to Pidgin Sign English to American Sign Language (ASL) was confusing. But Branton is grateful for this confusion, because it has given him plenty of content for his stand-up comedy routines.
It was when Branton began working with renowned comedian Keith Wann during the ASL Comedy Tour that he discovered his enthusiasm for comedy and storytelling. He has trained with renowned actors such as Bernard Bragg, Patrick Graybill and Ricky Smith, learning performance techniques and timing.
Branton also owns CDI Network, a Deaf interpreting agency that provides interpreter services, mentoring and workshops. He makes his home in California with his wife and their two dogs. If you ever need a story about anything at all, Branton has plenty that will leave your cheeks hurting from laughing.