— Shaquille O’Neal, through his company Shaq Entertainment, today announced the launch the first All-Star Comedy Jam tour. “I played with many All-stars on the court and laughed with these All-stars off the court,” said Shaq. “I’m happy to present this hand-picked lineup as the first Shaq All-Star tour.”
The tour kicks off Friday, September 9th in Memphis as part of the Southern Heritage Classic and will play in more than 20 U.S. cities this fall. This is the first new venture following Shaq’s retirement from the NBA and is produced in association with AEG Live. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 17 at 10am at www.aeglive.com.
The tour brings many of the hilarious comedians presented at Shaq’s All-star Comedy Jams shot during NBA All-star Weekends over the last three years. These highly rated television specials have aired annually since 2009 and a new full hour special for tour host, DeRay Davis, will premier Friday, July 1st. The lineup may also include All-Star comedians such as Aries Spears; Corey Holcomb; Tommy Davidson; Capone; Gary Owen and Tony Roberts.
The tour will also be filmed live for a reality show called All-Star Comedy Jam Backstage Pass. The filming of the show will be produced and distributed by Codeblack Entertainment.
In the last four years, Shaq Entertainment has launched the highly successful All-Star Comedy Jam brand, producing several television specials, a highly successful DVD series and also helped catapult comedian Kevin Hart into the national spotlight.
For further information: www.shaqallstarcomedyjam.com
|ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM DATES 2011|
|September 9||Memphis, TN||Orpheum Theatre|
|September 10||Clearwater, FL||Ruth Eckerd Hall|
|September 16||New Haven, CT||Shubert Performing Arts Center|
|September 17||New York, NY||Best Buy Theater|
|September 23||Seattle, WA||The Moore Theatre|
|September 24||San Diego, CA||Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay|
|September 30||Richmond, VA||Landmark Theater|
|October 1||Washington DC||DAR Constitution Hall|
|October 7||Atlanta, GA||Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center|
|October 8||Birmingham, AL||Alabama Theatre|
|October 14||Baltimore, MD||Modell PAC at the Lyric|
|October 15||Norfolk, VA||Chrysler Hall Theatre|
|October 21||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|October 22||Charlotte, NC||Ovens Auditorium|
|October 29||Louisville, KY||W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre|
|November 4||Hammond, IN (Chicago)||The Venue at Horseshoe Casino|
|November 5||Cleveland, OH||The Palace Theatre|
|November 11||Philadelphia, PA||Keswick Theatre|
|November 12||Pittsburgh, PA||Byham Theatre|
|November 18||Kansas City, MO||The Midland by AMC|
|November 19||Minneapolis, MN||State Theatre|