Armed with a trademarked style, incomparable delivery, impeccable comedic timing and a signature voice, actor and comedian Chris Tucker is set to embark on an 18 date national stand-up comedy tour. Tickets go on sale beginning July 15th at 10:00 am at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
Early in his stand-up career, Tucker gained a reputation as one of the leading comics on the Los Angeles comedy circuit and was invited to participate in hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO, where he became a frequent performer. Â As a high energy actor, Tucker paired up with one of rap’s greatest, Ice Cube, in the 1995 cult classic, Friday. Â As “Smokey” in Friday, Tucker utilized his keen sense of comedy and acting while developing a signature screen persona that would garner international fame and recognition. Â He then gave a remarkable performance alongside veteran actor Lorenz Tate in Dead Presidents and landed co-starring roles in such memorable films as Money Talks, with actor Charlie Sheen; The Fifth Element with action hero Bruce Willis; and Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown .
Beyond the popularity and notoriety of the previous years’ films, it was the 1998 blockbuster hit Rush Hour that amassed a global following to catapult Tucker to international stardom. The action comedy, starring Tucker and martial artist Jackie Chan, would transfix audiences and surpass box office records, making the feature film an extraordinary global success. Â Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, both huge hits with audiences, further established Tucker as one of the great comedy actors of his generation.
|CHRIS TUCKER T OUR DATES 2011|
|August 19||Terrace Theater||Long Beach, CA|
|August 20||Comerica Theatre||Phoenix, AZ|
|September 2||Borgata Events Center||Atlantic City, NJ|
|September 3||Palace Theatre Albany||Albany, NY|
|September 4||NYCB Theatre at Westbury||Westbury, NY|
|September 9||Shea’s Performing Arts Center||Buffalo, NY|
|September 10||Citi Wang Theatre||Boston, MA|
|September 16||Chicago Theatre||Chicago, IL|
|September 23||UNO Lakefront Arena||New Orleans, LA|
|September 24||The Fillmore Miami Beach|
|at Jackie Gleason Theater||Miami, FL|
|September 30||Murat Theatre at Old National Center||Indianapolis, IN|
|October 1||Fox Theatre||Detroit, MI|
|October 7||DAR Constitution Hall||Washington, DC|
|October 14||Verizon Wireless Theater||Houston, TX|
|October 21||Paramount Theatre||Seattle, WA|
|October 22||Sacramento Memorial Auditorium||Sacramento, CA|
|November 25||Civic Theatre||San Diego, CA|
|November 26||Paramount Theatre||Oakland, CA|