What was urban comedy like before HBO premiered Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam? If you were a comedy lover, at that time, we were given one comedian at a time. At that time Eddie Murphy was hot and a young comedian by the name of Chris Rock had just starred in Beverly Hiss Cop 2, and he was looking like the heir to the throne.
Well, we wanted to know the answer to this question so we did something about it.
Here is our brand new web series titled Life After Def, which chronicles the lives of comedians who eventually performed of Def Comedy Jam. If you were a comedian and you got a chance to perform on the show, your life changed; some for the better and some for the worse. In this series, we talk to many comedians who gave us their opinion on their lives after Def Comedy Jam, with the new series titled Life After Def.
In this new first episode we talk with comedian Joe Torry, (who was the second season’s host after the incredible performance by Martin Lawrence), who got a chance to tour on the Def Comedy Jam Comedy Tour and who starred in many movies from Fled, Poetic Justice, Tales From The Hood to House Party 3. What was the series like for him and what were the benefits? How was his career before his performance and after? How is life now?
Joe answers all of the questions in the interview below: