SATURDAY : SEP 9
Joe Torry Live
Joe Torry burst into the Hollywood forefront as the host of Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, Torry starred in hit comedies House Party and Strictly Business and made television appearances on E.R. and NYPD Blue. From here, he continued to gain significant movie roles in Poetic Justice, Sprung, Tales from the Hood, Motives 1 & 2 and Mansfield 12. Joe Torry was inducted into the hall of fame in 2006 with legendary comedians such as Richard Pryor, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Cosby and has planted an indelible mark on the world of comedy. His off-the cuff brand of comedy is authentic and has made him a living legend.
Raised in St. Louis, Missouri with five siblings as army brats, Torry has had the opportunity to experience many different people from around the world which helped him to develop his universal style of comedy. With education at the core of Torry’s upbringing, Torry earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism at Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri. Torry hopes to use this education in the future to develop a nationally syndicated radio show. Torry also received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters for his work in the Entertainment Industry and Community Service from his Alma Mater and was inducted in his Schools Hall of Fame and National HBC Alumni Hall of Fame sharing the honor with remarkable human beings such as Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes, Samuel L. Jackson and many other notable individuals.
TRAVIS L WILLIAMS AMERICAN LEGION
1624 E Broadway in Phoenix
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