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Sept 1 & 2: Atlantic City Comedy Festival - Labor Day weekend, with Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley & More
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Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:00PM
Saturday, September 1, 2012 10:30PM
Sunday, September 2, 2012 7:00PM
Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:30PM
Get Your Laughs In Atlantic City this Labor Day Weekend!
End your summer on an hysterically high note… at the 3rd Annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival with Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, Earthquake, Tony Rock, Mark Curry, Joe Torry, Damon Wayans Jr., Tommy Davidson, and TuRae.
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Head down to AC for 2 hot line-ups on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2 at 7PM & 10:30PM at the Tropicana Showroom.
Saturday, September 1:
Damon Wayans Jr.
Sunday, September 2:
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ABOUT THE LINE-UP
SOMMORE: (appearing Sept. 2)
Sommore, the original “Queen of Comedy” has emerged as one of America’s top comedic performers consistently delivering sharp sarcasm with an amazing presence. The Trenton, New Jersey native has appeared various shows including Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam”, BET’s “Live From LA”, “Showtime At The Apollo” and featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. Sommore received the prestigious Richard Pryor Award for “Comic Of The Year”. Starring in the ground-breaking Queens of Comedy tour, Sommore was featured on the Showtime special and now has her own successful DVD “The Queen Stands Alone”. Her film appearances include Soul Plane, A Miami Tail,Friday After Next and Something New. Other noteworthy accomplishments include several appearances on the sitcoms “The Hughley’s”, “The Parkers”, and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”.
BRUCE BRUCE: (appearing Sept. 2)
Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set him apart from other standup comedians. Although known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh and is no stranger is winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes. From his role as host for two seasons of BET’s “Comic View” to his many appearances on tv and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that has found his mark in the business. Bruce recently headlined the 2008 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature Idlewild, and appeared in the Larry the Cable Guy-starrer Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. He also appeared in the comedy Who’s Your Caddy as “Golf Ball Eddie.” Bruce, one of the nation’s favorite standup comedians, recently added author to his list of credits. His first book “Baby James Brown”(Penguin Publishing) features hilarious stories from his childhood and lets readers in on what makes Bruce Bruce one of the most popular comedians in the business.
EDDIE GRIFFIN: (appearing Sept. 1)
Comedian turned actor Eddie Griffin started his career on-stage as a dare, has has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990. The Kansas City, Missouri native was voted class clown 3 years in a row in high school. His first love was dance and by age 16, he opened his own dance studio and was choreographing the Kansas City Chiefs half-time shows. That soon changed when one night his cousin dared him to go on stage at the local comedy club where he was told to do 3 minutes. He successfully performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes. After that, Griffin purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a stand up. In just one month, he was a regular at the Comedy Store and after 2 short months, Griffin was chosen to open for Andrew Dice Clay at Madison Square Garden, kicking off a 22-city tour. From there, his credits grew include the “Def Comedy Jam" (1992), the 1992 Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night Stand, an HBO Comedy Half Hour Special (1995), and another HBO special “Voodoo Child” (1997). Branching out into acting, Eddie’s film credits include “The Last Boy Scout “, “Coneheads “, “Jason’s Lyric,” “Double Take,” “John Q” (alongside Denzel Washington), “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” “Norbit” (with Eddie Murphy), “Scary Movie 3,” and “My Baby’s Daddy,” which he starred, wrote and Executive Produced. Eddie also had his own hit comedy series “Malcolm and Eddie” (1996-2000), for which role he was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. Eddie’s most recent comedy special YOU CAN TELL ’EM I SAID IT premiered on Comedy Central in 2011. Comedy Central also has honored him as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time.
D.L. HUGHLEY: (appearing Sept. 2)
D.L. Hughley is one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today. He has also made quite an impression in the feature film and TV arenas. His long list of credits include his own one-hour comedy special in 2007 for HBO entitled “Unapologetic.” Other appearances include BET’s hilliarous hit “S.O.B.”; his own late night talk show for Comedy Central “Weekends at the DL” in 2005-2006; being part of the all-star ensemble cast of “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," the Aaron Sorkin NBC drama series, and from 2007-2009, “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News”. D.L. is also widely known for the 4 successful years he spent starring in his own TV sitcom “The Hughleys.” It was the mega-hit ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY that launched D.L. into superstardom. The film, based on the 1999 tour featuring D.L., Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, garnered close to $40 million at the box office and became one of the highest selling DVDs in 2001. In 1999 four comedians embarked on this national tour, which sold out most of the major concert arenas in over 50 cities across the USA.
EARTHQUAKE: (appearing Sept. 1)
Earthquake (born Nathaniel Stroman) has carved out quite a unique audience for himself — capturing the attention of popular media icons Howard Stern and Bill Maher, he’s maintained his moniker as the ’comedian’s favorite comedian.’ He has also reigned as an all time comic favorite, shaking up audiences with his high brow-common sense rhetoric as one of the most sought after comedians on the national entertainment circuit, hence the name, Earthquake.
TONY ROCK: (appearing Sept. 2)
Brooklyn-born Tony Rock, Chris Rock’s younger brother has been able to successfully elude the shadows of his older sibling and step into his own limelight. Tony has proven himself as one of the most talented, well-respected entertainers in the business. After more than a decade of experience, Tony has proven himself as a skillful comedian, actor, and executive producer. Early in his career Tony gained a reputation as a young star in the making. The Hollywood Reporter in 2001 picked him as one of the hot young talents to come out of New York and in 2003, People Magazine featured him in their July 7, 2003 Issue. Through the years, Tony has gained a domestic as well as an international presence.
MARK CURRY: (appearing Sept. 2)
Mark Curry is perhpas best known as the star of the ABC sitcom "Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper and as one of the hosts of the syndicated series “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” A class clown since childhood, Mark quickly learned that a wild sense of humor could take him places. While working at a drugstore after quitting college he honed and polished a comedy act that he regularly practiced on customers. These customers, as well as his family and friends, encouraged him to try his stand-up routine at area comedy clubs. With legendary comedian Richard Pryor as his inspiration, Mark made his debut in Oakland and eventually became the city’s most sought-after stand-up comic. That success paved the way for world wide comedy-club bookings and his career as an actor and host.
JOE TORRY: (appearing Sept. 1)
Using his wit and superb charm, Joe Torry successfully has garnered the attention of comedy connoisseurs worldwide. He urst into the Hollywood forefront early in his career with a unique skill to connect with various audiences. Joe projects his unique flair onto the stage and screen. Before his claim to fame as the host of the “Def Comedy Jam,” Torry starred in hit comedies “House Party” and “Strictly Business” and made TV appearances on E.R. and NYPD Blue. From here, he continued to gain significant movie roles in “Poetic Justice,” “Sprung,” “Tales from the Hood,” “Motives 1 & 2,” and “Mannsfield 12.”
DAMON WAYANS JR: (appearing Sept. 1)
The oldest son of actor-comedian Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr is an actor, writer, and stand-up comedian, most widely known for starring as Brad Williams in the ABC comedy series “Happy Endings.” In 2005 Damon followed his father’s comedic foot steps and braved the world of stand up comedy under the pseudonym Kyle Green. He has appeared performing alongside his father in the Showtime television series, “The Underground” (2006) and also served as a writer on that sketch comedy series. He also wrote, directed and starred in a series of innovative internet-based comedy sketches for “Way-Out TV” a website launched in 2007 by his father, Damon Wayans Sr. Damon Jr. has also been featured on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and continues to perform in comedy clubs across the US, while further pursuing his crafts of acting and writing.
TOMMY DAVIDSON: (appearing Sept. 1)
An exceptional range from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music ability have earned Tommy Davidson a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the original stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Tommy’s reach is built on the show’s and its stars’ groundbreaking and innovative talent. Starting his career as a stand-up comedian in Washington DC, he earning an ardent following via hard work in various comedy clubs. As one of the cutting-edge, young stand-ups, he was spotted by huge concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for major touring acts including Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn’t long before he came to Hollywood performing stand-up at a number of clubs, including the Comedy Act Theatre, where he met Robert Townsend which led to his first national television appearance with a starring role in “Partners in Crime.” This was the conduit to Keenan Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson’s career by offering him an opportunity to audition and join the uniquely talented cast of the most adventurous primetime variety show of its day, In Living Color. He, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans made TV history with their originality.
TURAE: (appearing Sept. 1)
TuRae’s began his comedy career in the 1990′s while attending Temple University when he entered and won his first open mic competition at the famed Philadelphia Laff House. The club named him house MC providing the opportunity to develop his thoughtful and unique point of view. Drawing on his urban upbringing and experiences, the 6’6” failed basketball star and neighborhood geek demonstrates an engaging and earnest style of comedy with broad appeal. In 2007, TuRae won the World Cup Comedy Clash at Londons Hackney Empire Theater and in the summer of 2008, he performed at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal where industry watchers lauded TuRaes strong point of view as reported by The Hollywood Reporter who went further naming him a standout of the New Faces showcase. TuRae headlines clubs and colleges and has competed in and won a number of competitions including the Def Jam Comedy Competition and The WBs Comedy After Midnight. Last fall, he debuted on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”. With more than 10 stand up appearances on the BET network programs such as “Comic View, The Sumner Report, One Mic Stand , and Partners in Crime”, TuRae has become a recognizable face on the network and a favorite on the comedy scene.