Guy Torry | Talent’s Comedy Takeover

The latest installment in our mini-series on stand-up comedy performances sponsored by Talent Harris, the driving force behind the New York Kings of Comedy, features Guy Torry, who is performing locally at It’s Just Comedy Club. Guy attended Southeast Missouri State University, the same school as fellow comedian Cedric The Entertainer, before venturing to Hollywood,…

Tiffany Haddish: From The Hood To Hollywood

Comedian Tiffany Haddish beat all the odds stacked against her and is becoming a household name. After 19 years of hard work, she landed a breakout role as “Dina,” the rambunctious, vulgar girlfriend alongside heavy hitters Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall in the box office hit Girls Trip. Then, she made history…

Robin Roberts: “I Choose To Be Fearless”

After growing up in Mississippi and attending Southeastern Louisiana University, Roberts was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations. Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years (1990–2005). She became co-anchor on Good Morning America in 2005. It was that time during Good Morning America that the whole world would see what…

Rutina Wesley: Fit For A Queen

There’s a good chance you already know actress Rutina Wesley from her role as Tara Thornton on HBO’s vampire hit show True Blood. But her star keeps rising as she plays the character, Nova, on Oprah Winfrey’s mega-hit, Queen Sugar. Many may not have known it when she was younger, but Wesley was seemed like…

An Interview with the New York Kings of Comedy

Continuing our mini-series on comedic acts taking Rochester by storm, Tunya Griffin and her sidekick, local funny lady Char B, recently caught up with the touring troupe of stand-up comedians, the New York Kings of Comedy—Talent, Capone, Drew Fraser, Rob Stapleton and Mark Viera—who have appeared everywhere from the world-famous Apollo Theater to our very…

Interviews with Comedy Stars Tommy Davidson and Brandon T. Jackson

How often do you laugh? Like, really, really, laugh? You know, that side-splitting, almost-crying kind of laughter? Probably not nearly enough. They say laughter is the best medicine, and in these stressful times, a hilarious live comedy show can offer a much-needed mental escape. With that in mind, the Rochester comedy scene has been heating…

A Warm Welcome to Jay Z and Beyonce’s Twins

Welcome to the limelight, Sir Carter and Rumi! At 1:10 a.m. ET on Friday, Beyonce posted to Instagram a photo of herself with her twins, writing, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” followed by a series of emojis, including clasped hands, a heart, and babies. In the photo, Beyonce — wearing what appears to…

Melanie Fiona’s Emotional Birth Story: “I Felt Like My Body Failed Me”

Every motherhood journey is unique and new mother Melanie Fiona wants women to know that whatever their experience, there’s no shame in being real about it. The Grammy-winning singer recently released a raw, vulnerable video, “It’s Time To Tell The Truth (uncut),” recounting her birth story that at times was “terrifying” and filled with feelings…

Singer Keke Wyatt Shaves Head To Support Her Child Battling Cancer

In 2012, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a little time with Keke Wyatt when she was on tour with Love Overboard so I’m not at all surprised that she would partner with her child during such a difficult time. #Praying4KeeverWest R&B singer and R&B Divas: Atlanta star Keke Wyatt revealed her child is…

Black Hair: Protective Hairstyles for Summer Flyness

Styling natural hair can be both FAB and DRAB! When it comes to the dog days of summer, some even argue it’s impossible to find a style that protects, holds and looks flawless – all at once – not to mention reduces breakage! Fortunately for naturalistas, the sudden upswing in acceptance of our kinky, curly,…