An Interview with Carl Payne of ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘Martin’ Fame

Actor, director and producer Carl Payne is a man of many gifts and talents, and he hasn’t yet tapped into all of them. But since having a recurring role as Theo Huxtable’s best friend, Walter “Cockroach” Bradley, on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, playing Cole Brown alongside Martin Lawrence on the FOX sitcom Martin,…

Jess Hilarious at the King Talent Rochester MLK Comedy Festival

Tunya Griffin, the host of Reel Talk and her co-host Char B, recently had a blast interviewing Jess Moore (aka Jess “Hilarious”) on January 16th at the King Talent Rochester MLK Comedy Festival held at the Historic German House, who is funny, witty, beautiful and everyone’s friend. For those who don’t know, Jess “Hilarious,” an…

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,…

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…