Ralph Harris (comedian)
|Born||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Medium||Stand up comedy
|Notable works and roles||Host 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. He began in stand-up comedy in 1985, after seeing Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live. In addition to his stand up appearances, Harris has appeared on Seinfeld, Living Single, and The Parent 'Hood. He also co-starred in Dreamgirls and Evan Almighty.
Harris placed 5th on season five of the reality show Last Comic Standing. Notably, fellow contestant Amy Schumer recalled Harris demeaning her on the final challenge of the show by telling her "You don't deserve it," which later made her cry backstage. Harris also released a comedy CD entitled Hickey Head in 2007 and continues to tour performing stand-up.
- Seinfeld (1 episode, 1993)
- Living Single (1 episode, 1994)
- On Our Own (20 episodes, 1994–1995)
- Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (1 episode, 1997)
- The Parent 'Hood (1 episode, 1997)
- The Strip (1 episode, 1999)
- Comedy Central Presents (1 episode, 2000)
- HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1 episode, 1996)