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Grand Rapids Comedy Festival Featuring Comedians Sommore, Lavelle Crawford Comes to DeVos Hall

Tickets On Sale Friday, November 3 at 10AM
10/27/2023
Get ready for an uproarious evening of laughter at the highly anticipated Grand Rapids Comedy Festival, coming to DeVos Performance Hall on April 5. The show features a star-studded lineup of renowned comedians, including Sommore, Lavell Crawford, Bill Bellamy, Tony Roberts and Arnez J. With their perfect blend of humor and charm, these world-class comedians each bring their own unique comedic style, offering something for everyone.

Tickets will be available starting with Artist and AMEX presales beginning Wednesday, November 1 at 10AM. The general on sale begins Friday, November 3 at 10AM at DeVosPerformanceHall.com.

The Grand Rapids Comedy Festival is produced by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States.

Show Details:
Date: Friday, April 5, 2024
Showtime: 8:00PM
Venue: DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lineup: Sommore, Lavell Crawford, Bill Bellamy, Tony Roberts, Arnez J
Ticket Link: DeVosPerformanceHall.com

About the Lineup:
SOMMORE, the award-winning comedian of "Chandelier Status," has had a successful career spanning over 20 years. A trailblazer for women in comedy, Sommore has appeared in hit films like "Soul Plane," "Something New," and "Friday After Next." Her television credits include shows like "The Parkers" and "The Hughley's." She has also been a guest on popular shows like "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The View," and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher." Recently, her latest comedy special, "Queen Chandelier," premiered on Netflix. For more info, visit sommore.com. (Follow on Facebook: @QueenSommore, Twitter: @sommoresofunny, Instagram: @sommore)

LAVELL CRAWFORD, a critically acclaimed comedian and actor, is known for his stand-up comedy as well as his notable acting career. He gained fame for his role as Huell Babineaux in the series "Breaking Bad" and its spin-off "Better Call Saul." Crawford has appeared in films like "The Ridiculous 6," "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," "American Ultra," and "On the Count of Three." He has released five stand-up specials, including the highly praised "The Comedy Vaccine," which earned him a Grammy® nomination for Best Comedy Album. His latest comedy special, "Lavell Crawford: Thee Lavell Crawford," premiered on Showtime in February 2023. For more info, visit comedianlavellcrawford.com. (Follow on Facebook: @lavell.crawford.52, Twitter: @Lavellthacomic, Instagram: @lavellsthacomic)

BILL BELLAMY became a prominent MTV "VJ" in the 90s, hosting shows like “MTV Jams,” “MTV Top 2 Countdown,” and “MTV Beach House.” He also hosted and produced TV One's "Who's Got Jokes?" and two seasons of NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Bellamy starred in films like "Love Jones," "How to Be a Player," "Love Stinks," "The Brothers," and "Any Given Sunday." He had recurring roles on HBO's "Insecure" and ABC's pilot "Nana." Bellamy produced and starred in BET Plus' "A Rich Christmas" and will appear in the comedy "Back to the Strip" with Wesley Snipes, Tiffany Haddish, J Smoove, Gary Owens, and Faison Love. (Follow on Facebook: @billbellamyvip, Twitter: @BILLBELLAMY, Instagram: @billbellamy)

TONY ROBERTS, a multitalented comedian, actor, writer, and occasional director, hails from Detroit and holds the esteemed title of the "comedians-comedian." He has headlined in comedy clubs all over the US and has been part of major tours like Katt Williams' "2023 And Me," The Shaquille O'Neal All-Star Comedy Jam Tour, and Nephew Tommy's "I Got People Inside My Head" Tour. Tony made his television debut on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" and went on to appear on shows like "It's Showtime at the Apollo," BET's "Comic View," and "The Shaquille O'Neal All-Star Comedy Jam." His one-hour comedy special, "WIRED!," premiered on Showtime in 2010. (Follow on Facebook: @TonyTRobertsComedy, Instagram: @tonytroberts, Twitter: @tonytroberts)


ARNEZ J is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most popular comedians in the industry, captivating audiences with his uproarious stand-up routines that are refreshingly free of profanity. He has made memorable television appearances on shows like Comedy Central's "Make Me Laugh," Showtime's "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam," NBC's "Friday Night Videos," "The Mo'Nique Show," and his own BET "Comic View Grandstand Hour Special" and "Comedy Central Presents: Arnez J," among others. His latest comedy special, "Racially Motivated," is now streaming on Netflix, promising endless laughter. (Follow on Facebook: @ArnezJComedy, Twitter: @arnezjcomedy, Instagram: @arnezjcomedy_)

About North American Entertainment Group:
North American Entertainment Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States. With more than 25 years in the industry and an extensive history in venue management, NAEG has consistently delivered the hottest concerts, comedy shows and theatrical entertainment to venues in more than 100 markets. Beyond the stage, NAEG has produced television specials, concert DVD’s, online content and branded merchandise. A company distinguished by creativity in tour packaging and marketing strategy, NAEG’s success resounds in the memories of those who have attended their events. North American Entertainment Group is an umbrella company of several popular, hit subdivisions. With experience in all types of entertainment (comedy, hip hop, jazz and more), North American Entertainment Group is always searching the horizon for pinnacles of new entertainment to deliver to cities around the country. For more information, visit northamericanentertainment.com.

About ASM Global:
Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall are managed by ASM Global. ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. asmglobal.com.

Media Contact:
Amy Sisoyev | Sisoyev Public Relations | Amy@SisoyevPR.com

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