Shaquille O'Neal Announces First All-Star Comedy Jam Tour
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:05:40
He may have retired from the NBA, but Shaquille O'Neal is still working...hard!
Shaquille O'Neal, through his company Shaq Entertainment, 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 US cities this fall. This is the first new venture following Shaq's retirement from the NBA; so much for sailing off into the sunset! The tour is produced in association with AEG Live. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 17th at 10 AM here.
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.
ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM DATES 2011
September 9 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
September 10 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckherd 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
Are you going to check out Shaq's post-basketball endeavors and have a laugh?