Thursday, February 20, 2014

STL comedy FESTIVAL brings sommore & star-studded cast of comedians to CHAIFETZ ARENA ON SATURDAY, April 12

Tickets go on-sale on friday, FEBRUARY 7 at 10 a.m. at
Queen of Comedy Sommore, alongside veteran comedians Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Arnez J, Gary Owen, and Tony Rock will command the stage at Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University with “The Royal Comedy Tour” on Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $47.50, $59.50, and $78 and go on sale on Friday, February 7 at 10 a.m. at, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets and at the Chaifetz Arena Box Office.

As the undisputed “Queen of Comedy,” Sommore is widely considered one of America’s top comedic female entertainers and combines sass and class to entertain audiences. She is the star of the 2013 comedy special “Chandelier Status” and was the first woman to host BET’s “Comic View.” Sommore offers a hilarious, yet piercing look at today’s issues from a woman’s perspective, which led Oprah Winfrey to proclaim her “a force to be reckoned with in the new millennium.”

Bruce Bruce’s steady style of captivating improv skills and larger-than-life comedic style has been showcased across the country. Bruce Bruce brought his comedy routine to the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta and was an instant hit. Bruce Bruce has appeared in “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” “Who’s Your Caddy” and Ice Cube’s “XXX: State of the Union.”

Earthquake originally hails from Washington D.C., but has taken the nation by storm since bursting onto the comedy scene in the late 1990s. Earthquake has performed on stages at HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” and made special appearances on Comedy Central, Bill Maher, and Conan O’Brien. His breakout performance came with his hit special “About Got Damn Time” and his performances on “Clerks II” and “Everybody Hates Chris” cemented his place as a stalwart in comedy.

After realizing that stand-up comedy was his true calling, Arnez J. began to work the comedy circuit in Georgia. Arnez J. has made television appearances on Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh,” Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” and “Louie Anderson’s Comedy Showcase” among others.

Gary Owen has been bringing laughter to America for over a decade as he’s filled major comedy rooms across the nation. Recently, Owen toured as part of the renowned, Mike Epps Presents: Live from the Club Nokia. Beyond stand-up, Owen made a name for himself as he has been featured in films including “Daddy Day Care,” “Little Man,” and “College.”

Younger brother of Chris, Tony Rock has also hosted several of his own shows, including the “Tony Rock Project” and a feature on “Comedy Central Presents.” Rock appeared as a recurring character in the TV series “Everybody Hates Chris” and has had numerous appearances on the big screen including roles in “Hitch,” “Three Can Play That Game” and “Life Support.”

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