Joe Torry, the former host and one of the most memorable comedians of HBO’sDef Comedy Jam, was inducted into the hall of fame in 2006 with legends such as Richard Pryor, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Cosby. His off-the- cuff brand of comedy is authentic and has made him a living legend allowing him to have a solid career over the past 20 years. Torry garnered this title, because unlike most comedians, Torry doesn’t pre-rehearse his scripts, he uses the audience to unleash his raw and unfiltered comedic style.
Torrycan be seen in the new television series entitled, “The Jump Off” airing on Cinemax, which is a spin-off of the Zane Chronicles, several upcoming films, Soul Ties, Pawn Shop, Act like you Love Me and King James Kitchen.Torry currently travels world-wide on his tour “Joe Torry Live” to sold-out audiences. His 60-minute stand-up comedy television special will be filmed live this year in Florida.
Prior to achieving world-wide acclaim from his days as the formidable host of Def Comedy Jam, Torry had already made his mark in the world of comedy and the big screen. Torry starred in many box office hits including: House Party 1 & 3 with Martin Lawrence, Strictly Business with Halle Berry, Tales from the Hood, Motive 1 & 2, Mansfield 12, Sprung alongside Tisha Campbelland most notably from his role in John Singleton’s Poetic Justice featuring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. Torry has also made a name for himself as a stellar actor appearing in television shows such as E.R., NYPD Blue, Dangerous Mindsand Navy NCIS.
· Watch out for four new movies being released starring Torry including: King James Kitchen, Act Like You Love Me, Soul Ties, and Unreported.
· Torry is currently starring in Cinemax’s “The Jump Off” which is a spin-off of the Zane Chronicles.
· Premiere season host of "Uptown Comedy," a new series on the Bounce TV network, began its run on June 18, 2012 making it one of the earliest series for this emerging network. Featuring Joe Torry as the host, this series contains a half-hour of surprisingly clean and funny comedy.
· Most widely known for his work as the host of Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam & his role along-side Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson in John Singleton’s film Poetic Justice.