Joe Torry is a comedian best known for hosting Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. The St. Louis native has his roots in stand-up, where he performed for years. His career rose to new heights as he began acting, landing roles in ER, The Conan O’Brien Show, NYPD Blue, and Def Comedy Jam, where he became so popular he took over as host. Joe’s natural stage presence and off-the-cuff humor continue to crack up audiences across the country.