Talent and Friends
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TALENT & FRIENDS with GERALD KELLEY, TURAE, DEL HARRISON, FACEMAN
DOORS OPEN 9PM SHOWTIME 9:30PM ADVANCED TICKETS $25
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Gerald Kelly was born in the Bronx, New York, the eldest of four and raised by a single mom. As a youngster, his point of view about life made him a class favorite. Kelly would often captivate the students and teachers by telling stories, spontaneously poking fun at anyone who dared to challenge his comic ability. He even impersonated teachers' voices on the P.A. "This is a fire drill!!" All hell would break loose and he'd disappear into the school crowd without getting caught. Actually, he would be the first to stand near his teacher outside the school, "Are they going to send us home? Are we going to be safe?" One of his teachers looked down at him one day and said, "Young man, you should be a comedian."
Today Gerald has a multidimensional career. He's been on stage in Japan, Puerto Rico and all the major clubs across the United States. He's appeared on TV on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, Conan O'Brien, and BET Comic View. His movies include, "The Other Brother" and "Death of a Dynasty." His DVD "Comedy In The Hood," has been a big seller. He's also been on Radio 107.5 WBLS as a morning host and presently resides with the co-host-hat in Hartford, Connecticut at WZMX. His passion is for his kids, Isiah and Yazmine, his wife, Charaya, who he married October 12, 2002, his comedy, sports and Robin Williams.
In his life, he's struggled to survive; he's been through divorce, life and death, and he's always taken tragic situations and put them into comedy. Gerald is now living in California and is on radio three times a week on WZMX via California where he resides with his family.
Comedy is an art form. TuRae, (pronounced too -ray ) truly believes that.
Beginning his comedy career at Temple University in the late 90's, the former campus personality was invited to an open mic by friends. After winning the cash prize, TuRae declared himself “allergic to a job ”and pursued stages beyond campus. Landing a steady hosting spot at a local club called the Laff House, TuRae was able to use his life experiences as a neighborhood geek (and failed basketball star), to fuel his reflections on urban life.
TuRae readily invites audiences to his world, as he graciously pokes fun at theirs. The native Philadelphian has been able to hold his own on the stage along side great comedians like Cedric the Entertainer and Dom Irerra. He's also opened shows for music legends Gil Scot-Heron, Patti Labelle, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Teena Marie and Alicia Keys. Great performances along the way have fueled the demand for this comedian both here and abroad. Most recently TuRae traveled to England to represent his country and win the World Cup of Comedy Clash at London’s Hackney Empire Theatre.
With a bright future and endless motivation, TuRae will be a truly entertaining comic and engaging personality for years to come.