FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Wednesday, March 24, 2021
MIKE EPPS BRINGS ALL-NEW SHOW TO PNC ARENA MAY 9
“In Real Life Comedy Tour” features Michael Blackson, DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller & Kountry Wayne
(RALEIGH, NC) – Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring the laughs to Raleigh on his “In Real Life Comedy Tour.” Performing at PNC Arena on Sunday, May 9, Epps will be joined on stage with some of comedy’s most talented entertainers, including Michael Blackson, DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, and Kountry Wayne.
Tickets for the reduced-capacity event go on sale Monday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be sold in seating pods and all guests are required to follow PNC Arena’s guest health and safety guidelines. Visit PNCArena.com/GuestSafety for more information.
Epps is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. He recently starred in the Amazon feature “Troup Zero” with Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Jim Gaffigan, in addition to the Netflix comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” with Eddie Murphy. Last summer, Epps released his latest standup special “Mike Epps: Only One Mike” (Netflix), and dropped the single “We Goin’ Out” feat. Big Boi and Sleepy Brown. Up next, Epps will be starring in the Netflix comedy series “The Upshaws” with Wanda Sykes, “The House Next Door,” sequel to the 2016 film “Meet The Blacks” and “Last Friday.”
The “In Real Life Comedy Tour” is presented by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States.
ABOUT MIKE EPPS
Mike Epps is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. In spring 2018 Harper Collins published Epps’s autobiography called Unsuccessful Thug, written by Mike about his life and childhood; growing up in poverty and how comedy saved his life. He recently starred in the Amazon feature “Troup Zero” alongside Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Jim Gaffigan, in addition to the Netflix comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” with Eddie Murphy. Mike can next be seen in the upcoming comedies “The Trap” and “The House Next Door.” Since 2000, Epps steadily climbed his way up the stand-up comedy ranks when he was recognized by a national audience in 1995 for appearing on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam (which, years later, he would go on to host). Feature films includes “Next Friday,” “Friday after Next,” “All About the Benjamins,” “The Hangover,” “Girls Trip,” “Faster,” “Hancock,” “Lottery Ticket,” “Next Day Air,” “Roll Bounce,” “The Fighting Temptations”, the Resident Evil franchise, “Bait”, “How High,” “Dr. Dolittle 2,” “Talk to Me,” “Bessie,” “Repentance,” “Nina,” “Guess Who?” and “Jumping the Broom.” Facebook: @realmikeepps | Instagram: @therealmikeepps | Twitter: @therealmikeepps
ABOUT MICHAEL BLACKSON
Michael Blackson aka ‘The African King of Comedy’ has been entertaining audiences across the country and around the globe for more than a decade. Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s “ComicView” series and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “Showtime at Harlem” and “Live in Hollywood.” Shortly after getting his big break starring opposite of Ice Cube and Mike Epps in “Next Friday,” Blackson released his top-selling sketch comedy CD entitled “Modasucka Welcome to America.” Twitter: @michaelblackson | Instagram: @michaelblackson
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
ABOUT KOUNTRY WAYNE
Raw, real, and wickedly hilarious, “Kountry” Wayne Colley’s microformat digital videos have catapulted him from life in small town Georgia to mega social media superstar and comedy sensation, selling out clubs and theaters across America. Since his first Facebook post in October 2014 went viral, the charismatic comic has amassed several million followers across Facebook and Instagram. Most recently, Colley starred in the BET original Christmas rom-com film, “Holiday Heartbreak,” with LisaRaye McCoy, AJ Johnson, Michael Colyar and Maryam Basir. Facebook: @KingKountryWayne | Instagram: @Kountrywayne
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