Terry T. Harris @ the Palladium

A clean stand-up comedy act while supporting the troops is what Terry T. Harris will bring to the 17th Annual Birthday Bash for Too Smooth Entertainment, Inc. It will be recorded live to DVD this Sat., April 5 at the Palladium Theatre, 235 5th Ave. N. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Born in Jacksonville, Harris honed his comedic skills while serving in the Air Force, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. Currently serving in the National Guard, he promises to make you laugh with only clean family-oriented comedy.

For 12 years now, Harris has been making people laugh. You might recognize him from performing on BET’s “Comic View.”

“I moved from being a class clown type of dude to doing open mic night,” Harris said.

He was encouraged to do comedy and entered and won first place in the Budweiser’s Florida Funniest contest held in Orlando. Harris is proud that he won even though he was the cleanest act on stage. And that’s what he plans to bring to the Too Smooth’s Birthday Bash.

“My co-workers basically inspired me to get into comedy, and of course, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy gave me some inspiration too. I’m currently working on some independent films and I’ve shot a couple of television pilots. For Too Smooth’s birthday celebration, I am going to do a surprise by playing it by ear and let the work begin on Saturday night.”

In addition to performing stand-up comedy and actively serving in the Guard, Harris finds time to perform community service, which includes performing for the troops.

“I work for different foundations and have performed for our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Harris stated. “I think it’s important to perform this service because of our troops and what they do for us. I don’t count it robbery to perform for my brothers and comrades.”

If you don’t feel like driving across the bridge to be a part of the live recording April 4 at Mojito’s in Tampa, BET stars Terry Harris, K Dubb, Barbara Carlyle, Dr. Foolish and T-Ray will be recording “I Can’t Stop Laughing” live Sat., April 5 at the Palladium Theatre right downtown St. Pete at 235 5th Ave. N. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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