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July 8, 2019
COMEDIANS GARY OWEN, SOMMORE, TONY ROCK AND MARK CURRY BRING “MARQUEE COMEDY TOUR” TO DE VOS PERFORMANCE HALL ON NOV. 2
Tickets Go on Sale Friday, July 12 at 10:00 AM
Grand Rapids — Comedians Gary Owen, Sommore, Tony Rock and Mark Curry are set to bring the “Marquee Comedy Tour” to DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM. The highly celebrated entertainers will bring down the house with their side-splitting humor and hysterical storytelling for a night fans won’t want to miss!
From his early days on BET’s “Comic View” to memorable roles in “Think Like A Man,” “Ride Along” and “Meet the Blacks,” Owen has become one of America’s most beloved comedians, earning the honorary title of “Black America’s Favorite White Comedian” by Ebony magazine.
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 a number of hit films including "Soul Plane," "Something New" and "Friday After Next."
Joining the other comedians on stage are Rock and Curry, who have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing laughs for years with their numerous projects that span from film to television.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, July 12 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices and online at Ticketmaster.com. See Ticketmaster for all current pricing and availability.
About Gary Owen
Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been 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 eponymous docuseries “The Gary Owen Show” on BET, which chronicled his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio.The series marked the first time a Caucasian actor had starred in his own series on the network.
Owen has had massive success as a comic actor on the big screen. Last year, he starred opposite Mike Epps and Mike Tyson in the comedy “Meet The Blacks.” Other films include “Think Like A Man,” “Think Like A Man Too,” “Ride Along,” “Little Man,” “Daddy Day Care,” and “College.” On the small screen, Owen co-hosted TruTV’s sketch series “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal,” and a recurring role on the TBS comedy series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”
Instagram: @ garyowencomedy
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 a number of 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.
About Tony Rock
Comedian, actor, and 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."
About Mark Curry
Perhaps best known for starring in his own hit television sitcom "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper," which ran for five seasons on ABC, and for hosting "Showtime At The Apollo," comedian, actor, and host Mark Curry is packing the laughs as one of the top national touring comedy acts.
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