FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, November 18, 2019
THE LIT AF TOUR 2020, HOSTED BY MARTIN LAWRENCE
THE COMEDY TOUR HEADS TO 25+ U.S. CITIES, KICKING OFF JANUARY 31
MICHAEL BLACKSON, LIL DUVAL AND BRUCE BRUCE TO JOIN MARTIN IN RALEIGH ON FEBRUARY 15
(RALEIGH, NC) – AEG Presents announced today The LIT AF Tour, hosted by Martin Lawrence, will embark on another nationwide tour in 2020. The 25+ date tour will kick off on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 in Washington D.C. at the Capitol One Arena and conclude on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Other stops include Barclays, and Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
The LIT AF Tour will stop in Raleigh at PNC Arena on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.
“Martin has proven to be a real touring force over the last years selling out marquee arenas across the country. His enduring film and TV resume is timeless and it has been such a pleasure and honor to work with one of the most legendary comedy forces in the business,” says Jesse Stoll, Senior Talent Buyer for AEG Presents. “Following on the heels of Bad Boys For Life, he is bringing some of his biggest and baddest friends on the road continuing the LIT AF brand and bracing the world for a killer comedy explosion!”
CITI Presales being Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at 10 a.m. local and run through Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 10 p.m. local. Fans can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 10 a.m. local through 10 p.m. local. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, Nov. 22 at 12 p.m. local time. A limited number of VIP packages will be available for purchase. For complete presale details, VIP package info, ticket information, and a complete list of tour dates visit www.litaftour.com.
“Being on the road with this group of funny AF comedians is a blast,” says Lawrence. “Bringing the tour back out on the road is always exciting, no two shows are the same and we all bring something different to the party.”
The LIT AF Tour 2020 follows the much-anticipated release of Bad Boys For Life, and Lawrence’s 2018 LIT AF Tour, presented by AEG. 2018’s tour spanned 35 cities, more than 280k+ tickets sold, and grossed more than $18million. The star-studded line-up included Rickey Smiley, DeRay Davis, Michael Blackson, Jay Pharoah, and Bruce Bruce. 2020’s line-up introduces new talent to the bill such as Lil’ Rel, Lil’ Duval, Hannibal Burress, and Tommy Davidson. Line-up varies by city, and details can be found at litaftour.com.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, November 4, 2019
FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS RETURNS TO PNC ARENA MARCH 27
Featuring Sommore, Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford, Tony Rock, DC Young Fly and Karlous Miller
(RALEIGH, NC) – Comedian heavyweights Sommore, Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford, Tony Rock, DC Young Fly and Karlous Miller are set to bring The Festival of Laughs to PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on March 27, 2020 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com.
Each year, the Festival of Laughs unites some of the most popular names in comedy on stage. The highly celebrated entertainers will bring down the house with their sharp wit, unbridled humor and hysterical storytelling for a night fans won’t want to miss.
In her more than 20-year career, award-winning comedienne of “Chandelier Status,” Sommore has become a trailblazer for women in the comedy business as one of the most successful comedians in the U.S. and abroad. Sommore has been featured in several hit films including “Soul Plane,” “Something New” and “Friday After Next.” Her all-new self-produced comedy special, “A Queen With No Spades” recently premiered on Showtime. Facebook: @QueenSommore | Twitter: @sommoresofunny | Instagram: @sommore
About Gary Owen
Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Gary Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian.” Audiences can see Owen in his most recent comedy special, “I Got My Associates” currently on Showtime. Last year, Owen starred in his own docuseries “The Gary Owen Show” on BET, which chronicled his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio. Film credits include “Meet The Blacks,” “Think Like A Man,” “Think Like A Man Too,” “Ride Along,” “Little Man,” “Daddy Day Care,” and “College.” Facebook: @GaryOwen | Twitter: @garyowencomedy | Instagram: @garyowencomedy
About Lavell Crawford
Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the business today. Lavell first gained national exposure on NBC’s hit reality series “Last Comic Standing.” His television appearances include “Workaholics” (Comedy Central), “Breaking Bad” (AMC), and “Chelsea Lately” (E! Entertainment), “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam” (Showtime) and “Comic View” (BET). Twitter: @Lavellthacomic | Instagram: @lavellsthacomic
About Tony Rock
Comedian, Actor, Producer Tony Rock is the hardest working man in show business. Rock has proven to be one of television’s best hosts having played the role of ringleader on HBO’s weekly stand-up comedy series “All Def Comedy,” NBA TV’s “The Warm Up,” along with BET’s “Black Card Revoked” and “Apollo Live,” all while co-starring in his first primetime network series, CBS’ “Living Biblically.” Facebook: @TonyRockComedy | Twitter: @TonyRock | Instagram: @Tony_Rock
About DC Young Fly
Originally having picked up traction for his hilarious videos on Vine, DC Young Fly is a hands down fan-favorite amongst today’s generation. He is a veteran cast member of Nick Cannon’s “Wild ’N Out” (BET), which is entering production for its 13th season, and has brought the humor to MTV’s TRL (Total Request Live reboot) as one of its main hosts. Film credits include “How High 2,” “The New Edition Story” and “Almost Christmas.” Facebook: @DcYoungFly1 | Twitter: @DCYOUNGFLY | Instagram: @dcyoungfly
About Karlous Miller
Karlous Miller is a comedian/actor most known for being a veteran cast member on MTV’s “Wild ’N Out” with Nick Cannon. Appearances also include “Last Comic Standing” (NBC), “Joking Off (MTV), “Comic View” (BET), to name a few. Every week, Karlous hosts the hit “85 South Show” podcast with DC Young Fly, which has gained a fanbase across the globe. Facebook: @karlousm | Twitter: @KarlousM | Instagram: @karlousm
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