Darryl Lynn Hughley (/ˈhjuːɡliː/; born March 6, 1963) is an American actor, political commentator, radio host, author and stand-up comedian. Hughley is best known as the original host of BET's ComicView from 1992 to 1993, the eponymous character on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys, and as one of the "Big Four" comedians in The Original Kings of Comedy. Additionally, he has been the host of CNN's D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show on NBC, and a local radio personality and interviewer in New York City. In early 2013, D.L. Hughley landed in 9th place on Dancing with the Stars.
March 05 - March 07Buy Tickets
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, MARCUS has always loved to clown around; especially in school. His father named him the “Class Clown.” MARCUS was also a great athlete even though class wasn’t always high on his priority list. He played football, baseball, wrestled, and ran track. After high school he received a football scholarship at the University of Langston in Oklahoma to pursue his football career and majored in physical therapy. MARCUS got his first standup comedy opportunity in college. The hit HBO “Def Comedy Jam” performed a show at his school as a homecoming event. Adel Givens was the host, with DJ Kid Capri and others. Adel took the stage and ask, “ Is there anyone here who thinks they are funny and wants to be on Def Comedy Jam now is the time to come forward.” His heart jumped and all the football players told him, “go head, get up there.” MARCUS was only seventeen years old and even though he was scared at the time, he was no rookie to the stage. MARCUS was a break dancer since he was 5 years old and performed at huge events like the “Swatch Watch Fresh Fest,” in Chicago. So he walked on the stage, nervous and laughing, because it was the first time he had ever had a drink in his life. He improved a five minute set, where he talked about the players on the team. The audience loved it and Adel told him, “If you don’t graduate you damn sure could be a comedian.” MARCUS returned home from school for Christmas break to celebrate the holiday with his family. Shortly after tragedy happens. While riding with one of his friend’s in the backseat of a car, a car involved in a high speed police chase crashed right where MARCUS was sitting; it’s a good thing he was not wearing a seat belt or else he would have died. He was hospitalized for three months, he lost his football scholarship. He laid there wondering what he was going to do with his life. Then he heard a radio commercial promoting an open mic at All Jokes Aside, a comedy club in Chicago at the time. After he healed from his accident, he went to the comedy club and that’s when his comedy career began.
March 12 - March 13Buy Tickets
Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set 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, and is no stranger in winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes. From his role as host for two seasons of BET’s “Comic View” to his many appearances on tv and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that has found his mark in the business. Bruce headlined the 2008 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature “Idlewild,” appeared in the Larry the Cable Guy-starrer “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” with Ice Cube in Columbia Pictures’ “XXX: State of the Union” and in the Screen Gems comedy “Think Like a Man,” Paramount’s, Chris Rock directed, “Top Five.” He most recently appeared in two big screen comedies, "The Trap," starring Mike Epps, Universal Picture's, "Undercover Brother 2," and you can catch Bruce starring with Loretta Devine in the Netflix "Family Reunion" comedy series. Bruce is one of the nation’s favorite standup comedians and can currently be seen on two national tours, "LIT AF Tour" with Martin Lawrence, and "The Real Mike Epps Tour" in selected clubs and theaters. In addition to standup comedy, film and tv, Bruce Bruce can also add author to his list of credits. Bruce released his first book “Baby James Brown” from Penguin Publishing. Within these pages you will find hilarious stories from his childhood and learn more about what makes Bruce Bruce one of the most popular comedians in the business today. Bruce’s comedy can actually be traced back to when he was working as a chef directly 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 comedy routine to the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta and was an instant hit. When BET’s 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 in the area. Ultimately, he appeared on the show three times. In 1993, Bruce made his first appearance on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam; followed quickly by an impressive appearance on the Showtime at the Apollo hosted by Steve Harvey in 1994. Bruce was asked back to the Apollo two more times in 1995. His career skyrocketed from there. After receiving the highest ratings ever as the Host of “BET’s 10th Anniversary Comic View” for two seasons, Bruce returned to the BET family as the two-time host “Coming to the Stage.” Bruce went on to star in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which he followed with a release of his one-hour comedy special DVD “Bruce Bruce Live”(2003) and more recently on “Losin’ It” (Showtime 2011). On the big screen, Bruce has created crazy characters like the “Lime Pimp” in Hair Show starring Mo ‘Nique, and “Dewayne” the lovable security guard in The Wash starring Snoop Dog and Dr Dre. He also appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, XXX: State of the Union hilarious "Maitre D" in the Mike Epp's The Trap and as the memorable “Golf Ball Eddie” in Who’s Your Caddy. On the small screen, Bruce recently turned a small role as "Brother Davis" into a hilarious foil for Loretta Devine's character in "Family Reunion." Bruce’s bigger than life personality has transcended his personality onto the music video scene as well. 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.” Most recently, Bruce appears with Anthony Anderson in the KEM music video, “You’re On My Mind.” Bruce’s memorable festival appearances include the prestigious, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in both Chicago (2009) and Montreal (2000 /2003/2008), Laffapalooza in Atlanta, GA (1999-2002) and the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen (2002). You can currently find Bruce guest-starring on the Netflix Original comedy series "Family Reunion," with Loretta Devine (2020), Syfy’s “Superstition,” “Showtime at the Apollo (2018),” his recent DVD release, “Losin’ It: Live from Boston,” “Shaquille O’Neal’s Comedy All Stars” (Showtime 2018) and in constant reruns of “Comic View” on BET. When not performing in comedy clubs across the country, Bruce spends his time at home with his extended family in Atlanta. He is also extremely dedicated to his incredible car collection, which includes two Harley Davidson trucks and four Buick muscle cars, among others.
March 19 - March 21Buy Tickets
Chingo bling can be called a lot of things; A rapper, actor, producer, comedian, and social media phenomenon are just but a few of them. At the core of it all, you can call him an entertainer. Chingo bling found his calling when he started broadcasting on his college radio station. He loved the idea of speaking to large audiences and made it his mission to be heard and seen by as many people as possible. He also found a knack for creating music, so he focused his efforts on building a career in music and was signed to a major record label. With a now sizable street cred, he began to explore his comedic voice. He launched his YouTube page and created his social media presence as a way for him to showcase his unique Mexican-american humor. In celebrating this, his star has grown and is just now beginning to shine. Due to popular demand, he has hit the road and bringing live, stand-up comedy to sold out showrooms all over the USA. Chingo bling has also filmed his first comedy special for the mitú network that is now streaming on Netflix.
April 09 - April 10Buy Tickets
With two 1hour specials Red-Nexican & ALMA Award winning Hick-Spanic that aired on Showtime, Comedy Central & NETFLIX; Reymundo’s comedy style appeals to all demographics. Three words describe him best … FUNNY as HELL. Alex Reymundo and Ron White own & operate Number JUAN Tequila, a small batch, hand crafted, award winning Tequila Alex’s exposure to LIVE standup began in Arlington, TX in 1988. Reymundo proudly boasts about serving Ron White Tequila & a Budweiser right before he hit the stage on Tatersalad’s amateur comedy debut. The two Texas comics emerged & traveled the nation together for the first few years of their early careers. Five years of road gigging throughout the mid-west led Reymundo to Los Angeles where he discovered an exploding Latino comedy scene. It wasn’t long before Alex was touring with Paul Rodriguez. The timing was right, Alex emerged and hit the national scene on Paramount Picture’s “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy” along side Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, George Lopez & Joey Medina. Reymundo showcased on HBO as part of the line up of P. Diddy’s “Bad Boy’s of Comedy”. Over the next few years Alex premiered two 1hour comedy specials Hick-Spanic & Red-Nexican. Reymundo was seen by 6 million viewers on CMT (2011) with Ron White’s Salute to the Troops. Alex played as Producer & Host on “The Payaso Comedy Slam” (Showtime & Comedy Central) & “The Latin Diva’s of Comedy” (Showtime). Reymundo used his producer skills to launch & CEO Premium Tequila label, “Number JUAN Tequila” that he co-owns with Ron White. The thirty year standup has widened his skills in 3 films, “Permanent Vacation”, “The Movement” & “El Matador” he’s done voice over work for many companies as well as Disney’s animated “Cars”. Alex has performed on the deck of the USS Roosevelt at sea and soared with legendary Blue Angels. Reymundo was born in Acapulco Mexico, raised in Ft. Worth, Texas and now resides in the Blue Grass state of Kentucky. As of recent Reymundo can be seen across the nation touring Alone or with O’l friend & Blue Collar’s Bad Boy Ron White.
April 16 - April 17Buy Tickets
Gary Owen has been entertaining America for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theaters across the country, Owen is one of America’s most loved comedians. Gary is one of the stars of the Screen Gems comedy “Think Like A Man Too” and the original film “Think Like A Man,” both opening at #1 at the box office. He was last seen in the Universal comedy “Ride Along” with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. On the small screen, Gary starred last season in TruTV’s funny video/sketch show “Upload” which he hosted with Shaquille O’Neal.Remarkably, Owen starred in three Showtime specials all in the same year; his one-hour comedy special “True Story” was an instant hit and is now a best-selling DVD; he commanded the stage as host of “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Orlando;” and he was a stand-out performer on “Mike Epps Presents: Live From Club Nokia.” He has a new, highly-anticipated comedy special, “I Agree With Myself,” airing on Showtime in January 2015. Owen had a recurring role as Zach the barber on Tyler Perry’s successful television series “House of Payne.” Perry met Owen on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” (Owen is a regular on the radio show) and immediately knew he wanted to work with him and wrote him into the show. On the big screen, Owen appeared in the films “Little Man” with The Wayans Brothers and “Daddy Day Care” with Eddie Murphy. He is also recognized around the country for his scene stealing role as “Bearcat” in the MGM film “College.” Gary was always the class clown growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After high school, he got serious and enlisted in the Navy. He was chosen for the prestigious Presidential Honor Guard. After leaving his ceremonial position, Owen became a military police officer at the Naval Installations on Coronado Island in San Diego but he only made two arrests in three years. During that time he embarked on his true calling: stand-up comedy. After only a year of doing stand-up, he was named “Funniest Serviceman in America.” Owen had a huge African-American fan base and went on to win the “Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego” contest. In addition, Ebony magazine has proclaimed Gary “Black America’s Favorite White Comedian.” Two appearances on the multicultural comedy showcase, “BET’s ComicView,” won him his own one-hour “grandstand” show. At the end of the season he was selected from the year’s four “grandstanders” to be the host. In addition to “True Story,” Owen stars in, and produced, two other stand-up comedy DVDs – “Breakin’ Out The Park” and “Urban Legend.” He also starred in “Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment” on the Starz channel.
May 14 - May 16Buy Tickets
Roland Powell, better known by his stage name Lil Duval, is an American stand-up comedian, philosopher and recording artist. In 2005, he was a finalist on BET's comedy competition series Coming to the Stage. Powell is a series regular to the MTV2shows Guy Code and Hip Hop Squares. From 2013 to 2014 he hosted the video show Ain't That Americaon MTV2.