BlackOpps Entertainment Press Release: FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS RETURNS TO PNC ARENA MARCH 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, November 4, 2019



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


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.

About Sommore

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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