Sun July 2, 2023

Celebrating 30 Years, Def Comedy Jam Host, Comedian & Actor


Doors: 6:30 PM   Show: 7:00 PM

If ever there was a comedian known for his raw, uncut humor & witty intellect that would be the notorious Joe Torry. Also known as one of the G.O.A.T host of HBO's Def Comedy Jam. Joe Torry comes to Yoshi's Oakland with his kick-off comedy tour celebrating 30 years in the industry. Join us for a night of laughs & real-life reflections with one of the best that ever did it, Actor, Celebrity Host & Comedian, Joe Torry!  Hosted by the legendary queen of comedy, Melanie Comarcho & introducing TammyTeaLove, with DJ TABUE, Bay Area's #1 Throwback music video mixer with other special guest TBA all ready to TURN UP & TURN OUT this Pre-4th of July Weekend!.

Presented by Mark Elliott & The A-List Musiq Circle- Your Bay Area's Who's Who Entertainment Network.


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 ER, NYPD Blue, Girlfriends, NCIS, The Conan O'Brien Show, Jon Stewart, The Bryon Allen Show before portraying Damon King on The Jamie Foxx Show replacing his brother Guy Torry a couple of times 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 host Martin Lawrence left the show, further enlarging 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. Torry has also appeared in various commercials for large corporations such as Anheuser Busch, Pepsi, and Nike.

Joe founded the Giving Back the Love Foundation in 1996. With this foundation, he gives back to his hometown community (St. Louis) through youth and community programs. Torry has recently developed and begun his own production company. His production company is called MO Films and he started it in 2003. With this company Torry plans to bring filmmaking to the Midwest and help other actors, musicians, and artists showcase their talent. He works many times with his brother, Guy. He has also been writing and producing projects for his company and plans on directing in the future.


was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Comarcho worked on a variety of projects during her early entertainment career, including "The Jamie Foxx Show" (Warner Bros. Television Network, 1995-2001) and "The 33rd Annual NAACP Image Awards" (Fox, 2001-02). Later, Comarcho acted in the dramatic comedy "Hair Show" (2004) with Mo'Nique, "Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Standup" (2005-2011) and "First Sunday" (2008). More recently, Comarcho appeared in "Melanie Comarcho: Hello!" (Showtime, 2012-13) and Phat Tuesdays (2022).


TammyTeaLove has been Awarded  the 2023 “NW Black comedy fest funniest comedian award”  has performed at clubs such as Cobbs Comedy Club, Punchline, Comedy Château , Sketchfest Sf 2019,2023  Black Women In Comedy festival 2021-22 and many others, also Tammy is A two time Comedy Oakland Champion, and on most nights and weekends Tammy is found on stage, Telling real life stories that everyone can relate to, she hopes to one day take on bigger stages and travel around the world making people laugh.  Laughter is healing of the soul.