Ralph Harris (comedian)

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Ralph Harris
Harris, Ralph (2007).jpg
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
MediumStand up comedy
Notable works and rolesHost of My Momma Throws Down on TV One

Ralph Louis Harris is an American comedian, actor, and writer. Harris is best known for his role as Josh Jerrico in the TGIF sitcom On Our Own, and his stand up routines. He is currently the host of My Momma Throws Down on TV One.


Harris comes from a large family which is the inspiration for most of his stand up act.[citation needed] He began in stand-up comedy in 1985, after seeing Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live.[citation needed] In addition to his stand up appearances, Harris has appeared on Seinfeld, Living Single, and The Parent 'Hood.[citation needed] He also co-starred in Dreamgirls and Evan Almighty.[1]

In 1994, Harris had his own sitcom, On Our Own, on ABC, where he played Josh Jerrico and Aunt Jelcinda. The show lasted from September 13, 1994 to April 14, 1995.[2]

Harris placed 5th on season five of the reality show Last Comic Standing.[3] Harris also released a comedy CD entitled Hickey Head in 2007 and continues to tour performing stand-up.[4]





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