Shaq Announces All-Star Comedy Jam: The Tour

Shaquille O’Neal, through his company Shaq Entertainment, today announced the launch the first All-Star Comedy Jam tour. The tour kicks off Friday, September 9th in Memphis as part of the Southern Heritage Classic and will play in more than 20 U.S. cities this fall. This is the first new venture following Shaq’s retirement from the NBA and is produced in association with AEG Live. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 17 at 10am at www.aeglive.com. If you haven’t seen these shows you need to, especially the one with Kevin Hart and Cedric the Entertainer, an absolute classic. Depending on how the roster works out when it comes to DC in October I might have to pick up a few tickets.shaquille-o-neal-all-star-comedy-jam

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.

For further information: www.shaqallstarcomedyjam.com

ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM DATES 2011

Date City Venue

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September 9 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre

September 10 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd 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

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