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Comedian Tiny

Tiny Atl Funniest Comedian“Larger Than Life”

Comedian Tiny is known as the next “Big Man of Comedy,” Tiny has made a name for himself in stand-up comedy with his unforgettable performances on “Coming to the Stage” and “Comic View”, T.I. Family Hustle, Off the Chain and winner of 2017 Atlanta’s Funniest Comedian.

He was a skit performer in WVEE’s Wanda Smith and Friends variety show. Tiny was featured in 3XS Magazine as the ”Hottest Up and Coming Comedian.” His more recent ventures include a commercial for Q-Time Restaurant, model and spokesman for both Pure Diamond Apparel & Greystone Clothing and a spot on ”Robert Townsend’s Partners in Crime”.

Double D

Double DDegario “Double D” Turner is by far one of the most fun loving comedians out on the circuit today. HIs comedic style is his personality, mostly real life situations that he converts into eye tearing jokes. His dialog is light-hearted and refreshingly hilarious, which adds to a perfect blend of comedy that is guaranteed to leave everyone laughing in their seats.

Degario “Double D” Turner coined the name “Double D” due to having a speech impediment (stuttering) and always saying things twice, hence the comedic name “Double D” The unique thing about his comedic delivery is that he does not stutter on stage.

His star potential extends as a skilled writer with the ability to write for other comedians regardless of their style or age. This young gifted comedian from Sparta, GA , migrated to Atlanta in 1991 to hone his comedic skills. In less than two years he became so impressive that many veteran comics wanted him to accompany then on the road.

In just a short time in the business, Degario “Double D” Turner has performed in every major city at various events/venues, clubs, and theaters. He has opened and featured for major acts such as: John Witherspoon, Mark Curry, Don DC Curry, Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Chris Tucker, Gary Owens, Rickey Smiley, Monique, Katt Williams, Mike Epps, and Tyler Craig. Double D has also been the headlining act of the RJE Comedy/Poetry Cabaret Tour for the past 10 years.

Double D made his television debut on BET’s Comic View in 2000. He then returned in 2001, 2002, and 2005. Just recently Double D was the opening act on the Royal Comedy Tour with names like Sommore, Don DC Curry, J Anthony Brown & D.L. Hugley. (2010)

Double D has a warm spirit that makes you feel you’ve known him personally for a very long time. He travels extensively overseas to various countries sharing his brand of humor. He always deliver a great performance. He loves meeting his audience after each performance to thank them personally for coming out. Whether you need something to laugh at or someone to laugh with, Degario “Double D” Turner is a comedian who always delivers!

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Chris Thomas

Chris ThomasComedy came easy for Chris Thomas, at age 8 he learned he had a knack for Impersonating just about anybody, till the day he was 19 and the Washington Star dubbed the young stand-up comedian as an “impressionist headed no place but up.” So began Chris’s professional career. However, his swift and steady rise since then is the result of much hard work which has allowed Chris to become one of the nation’s brightest comedians, in the words of the Washington Post magazine “an accomplished impressionist…on his way to fame and fortune.”

Chris Thomas is the master of over 2000 amazing realistic celebrity impressions, including Denzel Washington, F. Lee Bailey, Mike Tyson, and Orson Welles. One of Chris’s favorite subjects, Sugar Ray Leonard, says quite simply “Chris Thomas knocks me out!” The Charlotte Observer lauded his ability to “move like a comic juggernaut from one famous voice to another.” Chris combines this versatility with a quick wit and deft timing to create remarkably funny conversations between several personalities at once. Chris has added impressions of singers including Frank Sinatra and Jeffrey Osborne, plus outrageous rap numbers to his repertoire to create his own fresh brand of humor.

Audiences have been knocked out by Chris’ stand-up performances at major venues including New York’s Catch A Rising Star and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He has performed with an array of artists including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Luther Vandross and Anita Barker. Chris continues his extensive live performance schedule both on his own as well as with fellow comedians, Jamie Foxx and Mark Curry.

Success as a stand-up comedian has allowed Chris to expand his work into all major media’s. His radio work includes weekly appearances on WRKX New York’s morning show and the nationally syndicated Chris Thomas Comedy Hour. Advertising work has included such clients as Levis, Xerox, and Lee Jeans. Chris has been featured in film and video work including “Body and Soul” and Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” while television appearances include “Star Search,” “Live At The Apollo,” and “The Sugar Ray Leonard Roast.” Chris’ work on the 1988 Run/DMC and Public Enemy national tours established him as the King of Hip Hop comedy and led to his most popular role as The Mayor of Black Entertainment Televisions’ (BET’s) “Rap City”; the cable network’s highest rated show.

Perhaps his biggest break to date, however, has been the opportunity to team up with the renowned Whoopie Goldberg for an HBO comedy special. Whoopie happened to see a tape of Chris’’ stand-up act, and wanted to give him a wider showcase on the cable channel known for its outstanding comedy programming. As a result, Thomas was one of two featured comedians on Whoopie’s “Chez Whoopie” on HBO.

As his audience continues to grow, more and more fans find they converted to Chris’ unique comedy. Meanwhile, he continues to find new ways to keep his fans laughing and coming back for more.

Mario Tory

Mario ToryMario M. Tory, an up and coming comedian. Funny, witty, and down to earth, this ambitious comedian has had his opportunity to host, feature and involve himself in many outrageous open mic nights.

Since his first apperance on stage at the Original Uptown Comedy Corner open mic night Tripping on Tuesday, featuring Grand Hustle. This talented young man hit the ground running! He was featured in an televisied UPN talent showcase in his first month. In the months to follow Mario recorded his debut DVD entitled “I Ain’t Lyin”, at the famous Comedy House in Columbia South Carolina. He held down one of the longest running comedy nights in the southside of Atlanta at The Gate.He is also a graduate and a member of the Black Top Circus Improve Group (one of the few black improve shows).

Mario hosted The American Cancer Society, Delta Sigma Theta Dothan Chapter, Bronner Bros., Upscale Magazine,and Sol and Company LLC Fusion of Fashion Hair and Fashion show in Dothan, Ala. Mario also gained the rights to host the Backyard Tour in Duluth, Ga. Member of the Phat Comedy prestige comedy orgainization(Quincy B. and Aaron Short. Also he is a member of the Atlanta House of Comedy(Maurice Simms). Winner of the Kiss 104.1 Big Easy Comedy Competion in Atlanta, too represent Atl. in New Orleans, La. Affilate of the Tiplite Productions an Priemier Platinum Event group in Auburn, Al.

He is host of Q’s House of Poetry an elite showcase event involving spoken word R&B, Rap, and Comedy(Q’s House is an affilate of and Ruff Ryders). He also headlined at the well known Winter Ski Fest in Gatlinburg, TN 2010(Atl Bars, J. Carter and Status Vodka Event). He has been nominated as one of the funniest comics in Atl Winner of the Big Easy Comedy Competition in New Orleans. Granted the opportunity to open up for some of the biggest names in the industry. Filmed his second DVD in the summer of 2010 entitled “Straight to the Point”

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.