D’lai & Torrei Hart
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Being one of the newer faces in stand up comedy today, D’Lai appreciates every opportunity that comes his way, including being chosen for Bill Bellamy’s “Ladies Night Out” national tour.
“This is a hot tour with four great guys on stage and it’s a great accomplish for four young comedians,” D’Lai said during a recent phone interview. “Not a lot of young comedians get a chance like this so, for me, it’s a real blessing.”
A Louisiana native, D’Lai began he stand up career on the southern circuit. Realizing he had to head west to make the big time, he moved to Las Vegas where he became a black jack dealer by day and struggling comic by night.
After winning, the “Star Search Las Vegas” competition in 2004, D’Lai was offered spots opening for some of the biggest headliners on the strip. His career has been speeding up ever since; abandoning his dealer job for stand up comedy full time.
“The thing about comedy is that you are able to create on your own and you have the ability to be your own boss,” he said. “Plus, you get your results right away. They’ll let you know right there if they like you or they hate you. They’ll boo your ass right then and there if they don’t like you.”
Born Davetrick Laird, D’Lai simply took the first letter of his first name and the first three letters of his last to form his stage persona; one in which is he insists is just an extension of the real him.
“I have a lot of energy on stage and I have a fast paced style where I like catching things right in the moment,” he said. “That energy is who I am. It’s not an act. I’m a bevy of fun on stage but I’m just like that off stage as well. That’s what you get when you come see D’Lai.”
In late 2012, Torrei Hart launched the YouTube comedy channel PrettyFunnyFish,which exploded in popularity. With a production team under the same name, Torrei began making comedic online videos, and signed a production partnership with Russell Simmons to create unique online content for his company All Def Digital. Torrei also has a huge following on Instagram where she writes, produces and stats in her own videos. In addition, Torrei Hart executive produced, co-wrote, and starred in her own short film entitled Victim of Circumstance. The film generated a buzz in the short film circuit and won numerous awards. The film can now be seen on Vimeo.
About Torrei Hart
A savvy businesswoman and budding entrepreneur destined to empower women, in 2013, Torrei launched her non-profit initiative with her sister called S.O.A.R., an organization developed to help women overcome adversity, and in early 2014, Torrei teamed up with Skimpy Mixers and created her own low- calorie, low-sugar cocktail mixer! In August 2014, Torrei’s latest project, Atlanta Exes, a reality show in which she co-stars alongside Tameka Raymond and Monyetta Shaw, premiered on Vh1. Torrei is currently in the film “American Bad Boy “ that was released in June 2015 through Lions Gate Films. Currently has a new film due out early 2016 “But Deliver Us From Evil”.