Joe Torry

Joe Torry

Ontario Improv

Wed Oct 11
Special Event

Joe Torry's Bio

Joe Torry is one of the most memorable comedians of HBO's Def Comedy Jam and is still making people laugh on stage and at the box office after 30+ years in Hollywood.

Torry has carved a solid niche for himself with his unique style of comedy and doesn't pre-re-hearse his scripts. He uses the energy of the audience to unleash his raw and unfiltered comedic style.

In 2006, Torry was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside legends such as Richard Pryor, Geroge Carlin and Jerry Lewis. 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 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, a “military brat” hails from Saint 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.

Currently on his “WTF COMEDY TOUR”, with upcoming projects to look for will be his stand up comedy special “WTF”, the dramatic film “Other Side of 8 Mile” and the Comedy film “Different with Me” where he plays a hilariously crazy preacher.

Joe Torry is set to launch his multi purpose channel which will be a new way to enjoy content on so many levels from all over the world