For Immediate ReleaseContact: Hilarie Carpenter (616) 742-6397
May 17, 2019
Comedian Eddie B Announces Grand Rapids Tour Stop for September 21
“I’m Already Professionally Developed Tour” to Play DeVos Performance Hall
Grand Rapids — Eddie B is comedy on steroids! The Houston native is single handedly changing the comedy game, tapping into the minds of teachers around the world and selling out major arenas throughout the country in minutes! Now, Eddie brings his brand new “I’m Already Professionally Developed Tour” to Grand Rapids for a show at SMG-managed DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 PM.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 17 at 12:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices and online at Ticketmaster.com. A purchase limit of eight (8) tickets will apply to every order. See Ticketmaster.com for all current pricing and availability.
While others waited in the wings for a shot at becoming a top standup comic, Eddie soared to new heights by creating his own opportunity with the blockbuster “Teachers Only Tour”! The worldwide comedy showcase shattered attendance records with sold-out shows at venues including the Houston Bayou City Event Center and Stafford Civic Center. The “Teachers Only Tour” established Eddie as the official voice of teachers across the globe. Educators from America to Africa, Dallas to Dubai, New York to New Delhi (and beyond) are getting a lesson in the funniest ways to express their worst frustrations and they are loving every second of Eddie B’s uncensored, raw, and hysterically realistic portrayal of a teacher’s hectic life, from the point of view of an actual teacher!
The phenomenon, which began with a series of videos entitled “What Teachers Really Say” (written, produced, and starring Eddie B) has tapped into a niche only this multi-faceted comic/teacher can comprehend. Through a rigorous comedic set characterized by original material and accented by physical comedy, Eddie B says what teachers everywhere are thinking but couldn’t quite say out loud, until now. He is now the official “voice of teachers” and is currently in talks to parlay the mega success of his tour into a book deal as well as television and big screen versions of his wildly popular viral videos. Millions of educators on social media are calling Eddie B’s comedy their very own stress reliever and they are filling their favorite venues to capacity eager to hear Eddie B speak THEIR mind!
The self-made artist has headlined sold-out shows at the famed Houston Improv and New York’s Broadway Comedy Club. Eddie B is also the most irreverent member of the breakthrough group “The 5 Degrees of Comedy”. Fans love their boisterous bad boy. On stage he says what he lives, plain and simple. Eddie's comedy is hilarious, smart, passionate and brutally honest. There's comic wisdom behind those deep brown eyes and he serves it up with powerful energy. You'll be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded comic.
Think you're ready for Eddie B? Buckle up. He's about to take you on a wild ride!
DeVos Performance Hall is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As a recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.