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Pierre appeared on the first year of HBO's Def Comedy Jam, than starred on BET Comicview. Pierre was also featured on comedy shows: Showtime at the Apollo, Martin Lawrence Presents First Amendment and other late nite TV shows.
He has worked alongside: Oscar Winner "Halle Berry" he played her boyfriend in the movie B.A.P.’s, opposite Bill Bellamy in How to be a Player, and played partner (detective) to actor Leslie Nielsen in the movie 2001: A Space Travesty. After a few small roles in The Wash and The Breaks he wrote, produced, directed and starred in the theatrical urban classic For Da Love of Money.
Pierre has also toured with R&B acts Mary J Blige, Dru Hill, New Edition, Patti Labelle, Frankie Beverly, etc.
The radio world got a chance to experience Pierre with his numerous guest hosting appearances on the Steve Harvey Morning show. His first love is the comedy club stage, where he has headlined: Improv’s (Dallas, Houston), Carolines (NYC), the FunnyBone (Shreveport La, Boise Id, Vicksburg, Ms), Uptown Comedy Corner (Atlanta) and many more. He has also performed at events such as, 'Damon Williams' annual 'New Year's Eve Comedy Bash' at Star Plaza'  .
Pierre has performed for the troops home and abroad. He has also performed in comedy festivals overseas: Japan, South Africa, Germany, Amsterdam, England, etc.
Currently Pierre is working on a web series Dating Pierre, Slice Trilogy, and a self-published book "100 Homies and Phonies of Hollywood
Gerald “Slink” Johnson
Actor, producer and comedian Gerald “Slink” Johnson has exploded onto the scene as the title character in the live-action comedy “Black Jesus.” Johnson returns this fall as a fan favorite among viewers. Born in Arkansas, he has called “The Golden State” of California home for several years. Johnson began his career as a successful hip-hop artist before turning to comedy. Always one to keep those around him smiling, he knew that he wanted to continue showing the world his multi-faceted personality.
Heralded for his quick wit and sharp humor, Slink as he is affectionately known, has used his voice and comedic skills as a member of All Def Digital, owned by entrepreneur Russell Simmons and shows such as “The Super-Rumble Mix Show” The FXX series “Chozen” and “Pariah” along with “The Boondocks” the record breaking gaming series “Grand Theft Auto” and most recently “Black Jesus.” Johnson has also worked with acclaimed producers such as Jody Hill, Danny McBride and John and Dave Chernin.
An artist in every sense, Johnson has also performed for audiences in many notable venues around the country and is now considered one of the most sought after stand-up comics of today. As his star continues to rise on both stage and screen, it’s guaranteed that Johnson will continue to entertain the masses for years to come
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.
She began honing her skills unprofessionally as a civil servant on the nightshift as a postal worker at the now infamous Brentwood Postal facility in her native Washington D.C. "I knew something like that was gonna happen. I used to see all kinds of stuff that terrorist could use come through that post office. But that was back in the good ole' Timothy McVeigh days", she quips about the nation's anthrax scare. Boredom with the job and fear of going postal gave way to open mic nights at local clubs at the behest of friends and co - workers. She immediately gained a reputation for telling it like it is; raw and uncut and unknowingly garnered a loyal following. Washington's uppity audiences gravitated toward her mixture of politics, street culture and current events. Her strong presence and a bravado rarely seen in female comics quickly gained the attention of the producers of HBO's "Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam", the show that changed comedy forever. She went from shuffling mail to working with the likes of Chris Rock in no time. "I didn't do anything special. I just talked about what I knew and the next thing you know I'm on T. V. I quit that job and took about 20 books of stamps. I figured they owed me.". She never looked back