Legendary comedian and actor brings excitement to a special fundraiser for college bound students.
Los Angeles – Hall of Fame comedian and legendary “Def Comedy Jam” host , Joe Torry, is the special guest host for the Beloit Memorial High School’s (BMHS) 4th Annual Rhythm of the Knight Showcase, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The “Knightingales’” annual dance and step show fundraiser will take place in the Beloit Memorial High School Auditorium in Beloit, Wisconsin. Proceeds will go towards the students’ HBCU College Tour.
Although Torry is busy shooting Cinemax’s latest hit series Zane’s Chronicles, The Jump Off; preparing to film his new stand-up comedy film, “Be Careful What You Ask For,” live in Florida; and on a world tour with “Joe Torry Live,” hitting a different stage virtually every weekend, Torry understands the importance of supporting youth. As a father and an HBCU alumnus, he looks forward to giving back to the community at family-friendly events such as The Rhythm of the Knight Showcase. The BMHS Knightingales have had successful showcases every year since its beginning, but this year they look to bring lively entertainment and comedic flare with Torry as host. Torry is a graduate of Lincoln University and is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. serving as the ideal front man to host the Knightingales’ HBCU frundraiser.
The BMHS Knightingales is an organization created to encourage young women to participate in community service athletic events and to explore higher education with enthusiasm, dedication and determination. Attendees can expect a range dance, step and cheer performances highlighting this year’s “The Color Purple” theme. Next month, students and faculty will visit HBCUs in Mississippi and Louisiana including Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Xavier University of Louisiana and Dillard University.
The Rhythm of the Knight Showcase begins at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Michelle Hendrix-Nora at 608-361-3197 or at [email protected]. Group ticket prices are also available.
ABOUT JOE TORRY
Joe Torry is a Hall of Fame Comedian and a legendary host of Russell Simmons and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam.” Torry has been in the industry for over 20 years, making his mark in the acting world on top of his comedic talent on stage. Torry has starred in many box office hits including “House Party 1 & 3″ with Martin Lawrence, “Strictly Business” with Halle Berry, and John Singleton’s “Poetic Justice” featuring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. To learn more about Torry, please visit www.joetorryepk.com.
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