Category Archives: Comedians G – J

Courtney Jackson aka Goldie

Courtney Jackson aka GoldieShowered with praise,and lauded by fans shouting ” You should have won,” Goldie is determined to become one of TV’s hippest comediennes. Her contribution to VH1’s FLAVOR OF LOVE helped the show become the network’s second highest-rated and program ever! The first season of VH-1 reality show Flavor of Love was simply… out of control. That show, was must see TV.

Whether we liked it or not, we have to admit, at times it was hard to watch and even harder to change the channel. The spitting incident with Pumpkin, and who can forget Ms. New York? These two ladies became infamous, however, there was one person who always seemed to be the crowd favorite, who stayed out of most of the drama and managed to make it to the final four. Whether it was her southern accent, her big smile or her infectious personality, Courtney “Goldie” Jackson found a way to stay low key but still play the game.

Flavor of LoveCurrently living in LA, she travels across the country giving her comedic version of the tales of reality TV and other funny aspects of her life. There’s no denying that Flava of Love has helped her visibility, just as there’s no denying those experiences are a huge part of her act. She jokes about being nominated for an Oscar award after kissing Flav “that was some serious acting.”

Ice Cream

Something spectacular happens every time people see Comedian Ice Cream perform for the first time. That is–they love his diverse style of comedy and they can’t get enough of it!

Since first taking the stage in 1993 at an amateur night in Charleston, SC, Comedian Ice Cream has evolved into a seasoned professional who tours comedy clubs all over the country. He has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business . . . John “Pop” Witherspoon, Carrot Top, Adele Givens, Earthquake, Sommore, James Gregory, Renaldo Ray, Arnez J, Don “DC” Curry and many, many more.

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Ronnie Jordan

Ronnie Jordan

From the very start, funny man Ronnie Jordan has proven that he’s a comedy force to be reckoned with. After only one year on the comedy scene, the kid voted “Wittiest” in high school was crowned “Rookie of the Year” in 2001 by the famed Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta,Ga. As one of the countries hottest up and coming comedians, Ronnie is quickly making a name for himself as a comic’s comic who has shared concert dates with stand-up heavyweights: Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Mike Epps, Arnez J. and Dave Chappelle. Ronnie became the crowd favorite on the Miller Lite King and Queens of Comedy Search Tour and served as an opening act on the Queens of Comedy 12 city tour which featured famed female comedians Sommore, Monique and Adelle Givens. He also headlined the RJE Comedy Cabaret Tour which is the longest runnung and highest grossing comedy tour targeting colleges and universities. Ronnie Jordan broke college touring records last spring with 102 colleges in 112 days within 2 regions and broke booking records in 3 regions his first year with Auburn Moon Agency.

No stranger to television, Ronnie has been featured on BET’s Comic View, Martin Lawrence Presents the 1st Amendment Stand-up, P. Diddy Presents Bad Boys of Comedy and host of the successful Atlanta based video show, Oomp Camp Live. Behind the scene, Ronnie is a gifted writer who has collaborated with many of his fellow comedians and also wrote on That Comedy Show that aired on Turner South Network. Ronnie is currently touring the nation’s colleges and universities on his “College Material Tour”.

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Joe Torry

Joe Torry

Torry was born and raised along with his brother, actor and comedian Guy Torry, in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, where he earned a B.A. in mass communications/broadcast journalism. While attending school, Torry pledged Omega Psi Phi fraternity. In 2001, Lincoln honored him with both The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2002 an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters. He was also inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2001 where many other famous African-American college alumni have been inducted as well.

Torry began his acting career around the age of 23. He brought his own style of humor to such roles in films such as, Strictly Business and House Party . He also made guest appearances on television shows including E.R., NYPD Blue, Girlfriends, NCIS, The Conan O’Brian Show, Jon Stewart, The Bryon Allen Show and became a crowd favorite on Def Comedy Jam. Appearing on earlier shows such as Roc and Amen jump started his television roles. It wasn’t until 1992 when Torry would receive his big break, he was given the job of hosting Def Comedy Jam after Martin Lawrence left the show. Which tripled his exposure in the entertainment industry. This also brought Torry larger roles in newer movies. He starred in Motives 1 & 2, Lock Down, Hair Show, Mansfield 12, Poetic Justice, Sprung, and Tales from the Hood among others. He has also been in various commercials for large corporations such as Anheuser Busch, Pepsi, and Nike.

J. Reid

J. Reid J. Reid, Winner of Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes!”

Since age 19, comedian J. Reid has been entertaining audiences in Las Vegas and beyond. The Vegas native began his comedy career performing stand-up in small clubs throughout the city, and has since appeared in comedy venues from Los Angeles to Iraq.

Reid’s first break came when he was selected as a contestant on BET’s (Black Entertainment Television Network) “Coming To The Stage,” where he went head-to-head in a weekly comedic battle against other rising comedians. As a result of the appearance and his overwhelming talent, Reid quickly began garnering attention and booking performances at notable comedy clubs such as The Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and The Comedy Store.

Never forgetting home, Reid also performed for audiences on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip at hotels and casinos including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, The Tropicana, and The Rivera. Additionally, he hosted his own monthly comedy showcase, the “Grown and Sexy Comedy Show,” that featured well-known and amateur comedians and musicians.

Reid has also discovered other outlets to bring his style of comedy to the masses, including television, film, music, and radio. The popular funnyman has appeared in commercials and was featured in the blockbuster movie “21” starring Kevin Spacey. Recently he released the second of two comedy albums, titled “J.Reid: Comedy Mixtape Volume 2,” featuring parodies, skits, and stand-up. Fans can also listen to him live at 10 am, every Saturday as he co- hosts “Straight Talk” with Las Vegas Commissioner Lawrence Weekly on 88.1 KCEP.

Reid continues to perform in Las Vegas and tour nationally and internationally, performing his first love — stand-up. In July 2009, he was handpicked to travel to Iraq on a 10-day tour to entertain U. S. Army troops. Additionally, during the summer Reid hit the road and joined fellow comedian, Bill Bellamy on a national tour called The Ladies Night Out Tour.

Most recently, he appeared as a contestant on the fourth season Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes?” where he competed against 24 other comedians from across the country for the “Jokes” title. During the season premier episode, Reid experienced joy and pain, when he advanced to the semi-finals and his father, Sammy, passed away on the same day. Reid fought through and beat out three other comedians to enter the finals of the show where he competed against his best friend and fellow comedian D”Lai. On December 12, viewers voted Reid the winner of “Who’s Got Jokes?”

This past July Reid was featured at the 2010 Essence Music Festival. Additionally Reid’s first 30 minute comedy special “L.M.A.O.” premiered on the national cable network TVONE.