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(LOS ANGELES) — After a more than 20-year run on the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS), funnyman J. Anthony Brown is leaving the show. His comedic take on social issues and pop culture has been a staple for radio listeners in more than 100 markets across the country.

“I want to thank all the listeners and fans for embracing me for more than 20 years on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. You were a captive audience, and your support and feedback encouraged me to be a better comic and a better social commentator, reflecting the world around us,” said Brown. “I am eternally grateful to Tom Joyner and the morning crew for the years of friendship and laughs, in sickness and in health. I thank you for the opportunity to showcase my talents, and allowing me to have a voice on morning radio.”

Brown said some of his final goodbyes on Twitter. To view, visit

Brown is one of the forerunners to today’s popular Black comedy scene. His departure leaves behind a legacy of comedic skits, parodies, and “murdered hits,” addressing hot topics, making headline news. Plus, listeners will certainly miss his trademark catcall: “Watch Out Deh Now!”

Brown is a household name because of his work on tv, film and radio. He’s guest-starred on such sit-coms as “The Rickey Smiley Show,” “Like Family,” “The Parkers,” “Livin’ Single,” “Martin,” “Moesha,” and “The Hughleys. On the big screen, his credits include “XXX: State of the Union” with Samuel L. Jackson and Ice Cube; “Mr. 3000” with Bernie Mac; “Drumline” with Nick Cannon; and “How to Be a Player” with Bill Bellamy.

With more than 30 years of comedy under his belt, Brown is also the only African American owner and operator of a comedy club in Los Angeles. The J. Spot Comedy Club offers live comedy, featuring up-and-coming comics and headliners appearing on popular shows, such as BET’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “Comic View,” as well as Comedy Central. Veterans like Don DC Curry, Earthquake, George Wallace, Sommore, Sheryl Underwood and Faizon Love – just to name a few – have all graced the stage at the J. Spot Comedy Club.

And being true to his comedy roots, when he wasn’t on the radio, Brown was on the road, touring as a stand-up comic, and tickling the funny bones of many from one comedy club to another.

About the J. Anthony Brown Radio Show

If you want to hear more witty banter from Brown, then you’re in luck. The comedian just launched the J. Anthony Brown Radio Show on the weekends: two hours of comedy, counting down Billboard’s weekly top Urban AC hits with lots of comedy, pop culture, sketches and interviews, plus his famous “murdered hits” song parodies.

The syndicated radio show is already airing on more than 10 stations, and getting set for a 2017 re-launch, complete with all new features and personalities. The show can also be heard via the iHeart Radio app at the Accelerated Radio Network at

For more information about Brown, visit his website at

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A Little More About J. Anthony Brown

As luck would have it, the South Carolina native began his career by accident in the entertainment industry after relocating to Atlanta in 1972. He was pursuing a career as a clothing designer, and found himself $316 short of tuition money to continue his apprenticeship. To raise some funds, Brown visited a local club and entered a gong show contest. The one-time tailor was asked back to the venue, and later transformed it into a city hot spot as word of his natural wit traveled quickly. And as they say, the rest is history.

Brown later left Atlanta for Hollywood, landing a job as a staff writer for the ground-breaking, Emmy-winning late night talk show, “The Arsenio Hall Show.” Other writing credits include the “Tom Joyner TV Show,” “Steve Harvey’s Big Time,” “Me and the Boys,” and “The Parent ‘Hood.”

In addition to his other television credits mentioned above, Brown hosted two consecutive seasons of BET’s “Comic View,” as well as performances on “Def Jam,” “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” and “Evening at the Improv.”


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