Penny For Your Thoughts With … LIL’ JJ

PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS… WITH LIL’ JJ
Actor/comedian Lil’ JJ is “Almost Grown.” Presented by Electronic Urban Report.

If “almost” only counts in horseshoes, somebody better tell teen comedy star Lil’ JJ and his fans.

The star of Nickelodeon’s hit show “Just Jordan” and no stranger to the stand-up circuit, Lil’ JJ has released a variety show DVD, titled “Almost Grown” and it’s moving off the shelves.

The disc, the comedian’s first, is a live sketch show hosted and produced by the 17-year old, which features stand-up and skits.

“I’ve been almost grown for a while now,” the young star told EUR’s Lee Bailey. “But I tell people, even if you’re 30-something or 40-something, you ain’t grown yet. I don’t have an official age, but no matter how old you are, you still ain’t grown.”

It’s true that Lil’ JJ is hardly a novice in the comedy game. He’s been hitting comedy stages since he was 11, discovered at his middle school in Little Rock, Arkansas, won BET’s comedy competition “Coming to the Stage’, and starred on TV shows and in movies. Now in his latter teen years, the youngster is making his solo move with the new disc that he says will reach not only his teen and tween peers, but adults, too.

“You’ve got a lot of kids and teenagers out there going though the same situations,” he said of the topics covered on the DVD. “And they hear it all the time - ‘You ain’t grown yet.’ But their favorite line is, ‘I’m almost grown.’ The DVD explains it and a lot of kids can relate to it. And you’re going to have adults saying, ‘I remember when I was going through that’ and you’re going to have kids that’s going to love it because they’re going through the same thing.”

Lil’ JJ said that the young generation has a lot of issues to deal with in this day and age. He hopes that his stories and jokes help them realize that they’re not alone in having to deal with those issues.

“In my stand up, even since I was 11 years old I’ve always talked about ……

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