Turn Me Loose

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

John Legend and Get Lifted Film Co. present a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory--starring Scandal's Joe Morton--that shines a light on the first Black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Gregory confronted bigotry with shockingly disarming humor, marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and deeply influenced comics from Richard Pryor to Chris Rock. He's been a prolific writer, muckraker, provocateur, candidate for mayor of Chicago and for president of the United States. He was singled out by President Obama as one of his all-time favorite comedians. Experience the comic genius of Dick Gregory and the poetic final words of his mentor, slain civil rights activist, Medgar Evers: "Turn Me Loose."

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NEWS AND REVIEWS

Turn Me Loose, Starring Joe Morton, Extends Off-Broadway Run - Jun 9, 2016

John Legend, Jennifer Hudson Celebrate Joe Morton, Dick Gregory, and Turn Me Loose - May 20, 2016

Turn Me Loose - May 19, 2016

Scandal's Joe Morton on the Legacies of Dick Gregory and Shonda Rhimes - May 13, 2016

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