Gerald Piper aka "Piper the Comedian", Antonio Barnes aka "Hot Topic"
Gerald Piper aka "Piper the Comedian"
When Piper the Comedian asks Won’t He do it, the comic’s signature inquiry invites an enthusiastic “If you let Him!” from crowds who flock to his performances. For Piper, the mantra is not just a catch phrase ripped from the pulpit; it is the inspiration behind the charming gregarious style that keeps loyal fans coming back.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Gerald Piper is a decorated Navy veteran who always respected the art of comedy. However, after sharing the stage with comic legend Bernie Mac, he realized making people laugh was his calling. Mac, who later became a personal friend, helped Piper hone his innate skills.
The humorist with the smooth baritone voice always had sharp comedic timing. Piper (inspired by his mother’s spontaneous sense of humor) mastered the art of storytelling early in life, often entertaining co-workers and family members with lively narratives spun from common everyday experiences. His gift? Finding the punch line in the ordinary, the joke in the absurd, and the humor in the pain. It is a command of life few
Antonio Barnes aka "Hot Topic"
Got a topic? He's got the jokes. Since bursting on the scene at an open mic event at the J-Spot in Inglewood California in 2011, Comedian Hot Topic is making his a household name across the nation and around the world. His quick wit, non-stop energy and highly intellectual approach, along with a conversational down-to-earth delivery is rapidly catching hold in the comedy world. When he takes the stage Hot Topic sets a comedy pace that keeps the laughter rolling. His comedy philosophy is " Why cry over anything when you can laugh at everything!" From Bossier City Louisiana to the heart of Germany, Comedian Hot Topic says the very things that the audience was thinking, with a clever spin that makes it all hilarious. From haircuts to single parenthood and everything in between, if you've got a topic, he's got a joke. He's performed on lineups with such widely known talent as Sommore and Bruce Bruce of the Royal Comedy tour, Eddie Griffin, Pierre Edwards, and Joe Torry to name a few. He has also been a featured performer on the multi-city "We Got Next" Comedy Series and the Bay Area Black Comedy Festival. His resume also include the European Comedy Tour where he performed two different times for our US troops on deployment. He's performed on numerous cruise ships and several countries including Panama. And the result is always the same: non-stop, side-splitting laughter. Comedian Hot Topic has a style uniquely his own. He is versatile enough to entertain audiences in comedy clubs, military events, family reunions, corporate events or wherever laughter is needed.
"Why cry over anything when you can laugh at everything! You got a topic? I got a joke!"~Comedian HOT TOPIC