(WBAV) Charlotte Comedy Festival


Jan 26, 2013 – 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

9210 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC Map

  • Bruce Bruce
  • Eddie Griffin

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The Charlotte Comedy Festival is coming to your way! Saturday, January 26 at Bojangles Coliseum. See Sommore, Eddie Griffin, Bruce Bruce, and Joe Torry! Get your tickets at the coliseum box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone 800-745-3000.
Bruce Bruce: Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills. Bruce's larger than life comedic style has been showcased across the country as well as on hit television programs, while his wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality sets him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh. He also does comedy appropriate for the entire family and has earned his title as the "Mayor of Comedy." After receiving the highest ratings ever as the host of BET's 10th "Comic View" for two seasons, Bruce returned to the BET family this past October, as the new host of the highly rated "Coming to the Stage."

Bruce starred in his own "Comedy Central Presents" special early last year and UrbanWorks Entertainment released a One-Hour comedy special DVD "Bruce Bruce Live" this past summer. Bruce will be seen in Ice Cube's XXX: State of the Union, and can be seen in a cameo role as "Lime Pimp" in Hair Show starring Mo'Nique and Kellita Smith. He also recently shot a role in Cloud Nine, starring D.L. Hughley. Bruce was also named the most recent host of Original Kings of Comedy promoter Walter Latham's last comedy tour, The Crown Royal Comedy Festival.

Bruce's comedy can actually be traced back to when he was working as a chef straight out of high school, He would entertain his customers with his humor while cooking up mean BBQ dishes. Bruce also worked as a Frito-Lays salesman and did everything from shelf placement to performing his comedy sets during their corporate meetings. Eventually, Bruce brought his comedic routine to the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta where he performed on a regular basis. When the BET program "Coast to Coast" came to town searching for new and talented stand-up comedians, Bruce would pursue the opportunity to appear on the show and would incessantly audition at each club. Ultimately, he appeared on the show three times. In 1993, Bruce made his first appearance on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," as he became a comedy club hopper, consequently receiving his big break from his 1994 appearance on "Showtime at the Apollo," hosted by Steve Harvey. His performance was so strong and impressive that the Apollo asked him back to perform two more times in 1995.

After touring in multiple comedy clubs for numerous years, Bruce transcended his personality onto the music video scene. Most recently, he has made guest appearances in videos with Ludacris and the Ying Yang Twins (after being named in their hit song "Salt Shaker"). He appeared in the monstrous 1996 summer hit "Come On Ride the Train (Ride It)" by Quad City DJs and can also be seen in Outkast's music video "So Fresh, So Clean." Bruce is also featured along side Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog as Dewayne, a good-natured "rent-a-cop," in the Lions Gate Films feature, The Wash.

In addition to his television career Bruce is known for his memorable appearances at the prestigious Black Film Festival in Acapulco (2001), the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal (2000 and 2003), Laffapalooza Festival in Atlanta, GA (1999-2002) and the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen (2002).

When not performing in comedy clubs across the country, Bruce divides his time between his homes in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He is also extremely dedicated to his incredible car collection, which includes two Harley Davidson trucks and four Buick muscle cars, among others

Eddie Griffin: Stand-up comedian and actor, Eddie Griffin, has been a mainstay on the comedy circuit for a quarter century! With that much practice, Griffin has perfected his act and will be on the road throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Eddie Griffin comedy tour (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Eddie Griffin tour dates and venue information.

The Kansas native got his big break after scoring a role in the 1993 film, The Meteor Man. Since then, Griffin has appeared in other hit films such as Scary Movie 3 and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Eddie Griffin also starred opposite Malcolm-Jamal Warner in the buddy comedy-show Malcolm & Eddie, which lasted for four seasons. When he is not booking acting work, Griffin is one of stand-up comedy's most hilarious acts. Griffin was ranked by Comedy Central as the #62 "Greatest Stand-up of All Time".

More recently, Griffin's can be seen on Comedy Central's Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It, which was recently released to DVD in 2011. As one of the rowdiest and raw comics in the game, Eddie Griffin has been making us laugh for decades. Join Eddie Griffin at one of his many tour dates throughout 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Eddie Griffin tour dates and venue information.

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