Joe Torry, Tiffany Haddish and other Comedian’s honored at the Los Angeles City Hall Exhibit

The Black History Month Display Will Remain On Showcase Throughout February

February 04, 2020, (Los Angeles) – On the floor of the City of Los Angeles, Joe Torry and several other notable comedians were honored at –  Stand Up: The Art and Politics of Comedy. A Black History celebration to recognize and honor Black Comedians who helped to pave the landscape of comedy in Los Angeles. Comics included Joe Torry, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, DL Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, Richard Pryor, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, and many others.

Receiving a special honor was comedian Joe Torry. As one of the most memorable comedians of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Torry continues to make people laugh on stage and at the box office after 20+ years in Hollywood. Torry has carved a solid niche for himself with his unique style of comedy. He doesn’t rehearse his scripts; instead, he uses the audience to unleash his raw and unfiltered comedic style.

Torry’s off-the-cuff authentic brand of comedy has made him a living legend. In 2006, Torry was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside legends such as Richard Pryor, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Bill Cosby. In 2017, Torry received the Robin Harris Legend Honor award at the LOL Comedy Honors. Torry’s rich history includes television shows such as E.R., NYPD Blue, Dangerous Minds, and Navy NCIS, The Jump Off a spin-off of the Zane Chronicles.  Torry also appeared in several films: Act of Faith, The Power of Love, Pawn Shop, Act Like You Love Me and Soul Ties, The Workout Room, Noodles, and the Cleveland Stranger. Torry has starred in many box office hits including: House Party 1 & 3 with Martin Lawrence, Strictly Business alongside Halle Berry, Tales from the Hood, Motive 1 & 2, Mansfield 12, Sprung starring Tisha Campbell and his most notable role in John Singleton’s Poetic Justice starring Regina King, Janet Jackson, and Tupac Shakur.

Torry was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, with his five siblings.  Growing up, Torry knew he was funny when he would present his projects for show and tell, and all the kids would laugh hysterically. It was then he knew comedy would be in his future. Torry currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Lincoln University as well as an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters for his work in the Entertainment Industry.  Torry was also honored for his community service from his Alma Mater and was inducted in the Hall of Fame and National HBCU Alumni Hall of Fame. In 1996, Torry established the Giving Back the Love Foundation to sponsor youth and community programs, mentoring over 30,000 children and families on the importance of health care awareness and education.

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