Been itching to see some new stand-up soon? Well buckle up, comedy connoisseurs, because 800 Pound Gorilla News is your one-stop laughter destination, unveiling a lineup of comedic titans ready to hit the road and bring the house down! Get set for a comedy carnival like no other as we dive into the sensational stand-up tours that are sending waves of excitement across the nation.
In this week's Comedy On Tour recap, we present to you the latest updates from Chris Tucker, Deon Cole, Brian Posehn, Maddy Smith & Pete Davidson. Keep on reading to see who's coming to a city near you, because it's time to light up your fall with uproarious laughter that will leave your sides aching and your spirits soaring!
Chris Tucker: The Legend Tour
As formally announced earlier this week: award-winning actor, producer and comedian Chris Tucker will go on his first major tour in North America since 2011. Produced by Live Nation, the historic 30-city fall 2023 run – The Legend Tour 2023 – kicks off on September 8 at North Charleston Performing Arts Center in Charleston, South Carolina, making stops across North America in Toronto, Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and more before wrapping up in Detroit, MI at Fox Theatre on January 12.
Chris Tucker is an internationally recognized, award-winning actor, producer and comedian. He is best known for his role of Detective James Carter in the blockbuster Rush Hour action-comedy film franchise, starring opposite Jackie Chan under the direction of Brett Ratner. Most recently, Chris was seen on the big screen staring opposite Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Viola Davis in the Amazon Studio hit AIR.
Sep. 8 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Sep. 10 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
Sep. 20 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
Sep. 22 – Memphis, TN – The Orpheum Theatre Memphis
Sep. 24 – Durham, NC – DPAC
Sep. 30 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre-Oakland
Oct. 3 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Oct. 4 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
Oct. 5 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Oct. 10 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre Columbus
Oct. 11 – Cincinnati, OH – Aronoff Center
Oct. 12 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
Oct. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
Oct. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center
Oct. 22 – Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts
Oct. 26 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Nov. 1 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Nov. 4 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Nov. 7 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion Theater
Nov. 8 – Kansas City, MO – Music Hall Kansas City
Nov. 14 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts – Moran Theater
Nov. 15 – Orlando, FL – Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 17 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Nov. 29 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Dec. 2 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Dec. 4 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
Dec. 7 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Jan. 9 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
Jan. 12 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Get tickets here.
Deon Cole: My New Normal Tour
Deon Cole is a comedian, writer, and actor, will be embarking on his My New Normal Tour hitting North America this Fall. The triple threat can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed drama series, AVERAGE JOE, for BET+.
Deon's recent acting credits include Jeymes Samuels’ THE HARDER THEY FALL, for Netflix, opposite Idris Elba and Regina King. He can also be seen in Kenya Barris’ YOU PEOPLE, for Netflix, opposite Eddie Murphy. Next up Deon stars in Amblin/Warner Bros. adaptation of THE COLOR PURPLE, opposite Taraji P. Henson and Colman Domingo, directed by Blitz Bazawule.
In standup, Deon recently released his latest one-hour special for Netflix, CHARLEEN’S BOY. His last special, COLE HEARTED, also for Netflix, was released in 2019 after the success of his appearance in Netflix’s THE STANDUPS. His previous one-hour special, DEON COLE’S: COLE BLOODED SEMINAR was shot for Comedy Central. His stand-up documentary, WORKIN’ IT OUT, debuted exclusively on Netflix is a Joke’s Youtube channel, and has garnered 6 million views on social media, and over 2 million views on Youtube.
Sep 15 – Munhall, PA - Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead
Sep 16 – Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia
Sep 22 – San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theatre
Sep 23 – Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
Sep 24 – Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
Sep 29 – Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater
Sep 30 – Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy
Oct 13 – Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
Oct 14 – Northfield, OH - MGM Northfield Park
Oct 20 – Washington, DC - The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Oct 27 – Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
Oct 28 – Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Nov 03 – St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Nov 04 – Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
Nov 10 – Miami, FL - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Nov 24 – Austin, TX - Moody Theater
Nov 25 – San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre
Dec 01 – Medford, MA - Chevalier Theatre
Dec 02 – Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Dec 31 – Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
Get tickets here.
Brian Posehn: 2023 Tour
Brian Posehn has been busy for a while. As a writer/actor/stand-up comic, he doesn’t have a ton of down time. Brian was seen recently in Reno 911: The Hunt for Q-Anon. Your nerdy friends know Brian from The Devil’s Rejects and The Mandolorian and that he wrote Deadpool for Marvel Comics. The pretty people you know are familiar with Brian from New Girl and Friends reruns. And old people of all ages loved his character Bert on The Big Bang Theory. Brian is most proud of his stand-up specials, Posehna Non Grata being his sixth (he, thinks). Last year he made a metal comedy record with his band Posehn - Grandpa Metal was released on Megaforce Records. He can currently be heard hosting the popular D&D podcast Nerd Poker and hosting two hours of heavy metal every week on Granpa’s Metal Stash on GimmeMetal.com.
Sep 28 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
Sep 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
Sep 30 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Oct 19-21 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb's Comedy Club
Oct 26-28 - Burlington, VT - Vermont Comedy Club
Nov 10-18 - Appleton, WI - Skyline Comedy Club
Dec 1 - Cudhay, WI - X-Ray Arcade
Dec 2 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Get tickets at www.brianposehn.com.
Maddy Smith: 2023 Tour
Maddy Smith is a castmember on MTV’s Wild N Out, a nationally touring comedian, and a social media icon. Originally from Buffalo, Maddy is known for her quick wit and cutting roasts, and her seemingly lack of fear of whatever comes out of her mouth. After 5 seasons on Wild N Out, most would agree that what Maddy says is often “out of pocket” but you’ll have to see for yourself in one of her multi-million viewed YouTube compilations.
Maddy opens for Bert Kreischer and Theo Von and has made appearances on BET, HBO, Barstool Sports, and more. She’s a regular at the Comedy Cellar in NYC. Make sure you catch her headlining all these clubs the rest of this year!
Aug 11-12 - Cincinnati, OH - Go Bananas Comedy Club
Aug 16 - New York, NY - Big Naturals! (The Stand)
Aug 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Helium Comedy Club Philadelphia
Aug 24-26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Dr. Grins Comedy Club
Aug 30 - Portland, OR - Helium Comedy Club Portland
Aug 31 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Comedy Club
Sep 1-3 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Comedy Club
Sep 9-10 - Tempe, AZ - Tempe Improv
Sep 29 - Oct 1 - Las Vegas, NV - Skankfest
Oct. 12-14 - Greenwood Village, CO - Comedy Works South
Nov 10-11 - Raleigh, NC - Goodnights Comedy Club
Nov 16 - Buffalo, NY - Helium Comedy Club Buffalo
Nov 17-18 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Laugh It Up!
Dec 1-2 - Springfield, MO - Blue Room Comedy Club
Dec 22-23 - Toronto, ON - Comedy Bar
Get tickets at www.maddysmithcomedy.com.
Stream & download Maddy Smith's album Another Sexless Night In Queens here.
Pete Davidson: Pete Davidson & Friends Tour
Pete Davidson is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of Peacock’s critically acclaimed comedy Bupkis.
Davidson is most famously known as the popular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2014-2022, where his singular Weekend Update features and original music videos garnered millions of views.
Davidson shot his first one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central in 2016 and was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 the same year. In 2020, he released the stand-up special Pete Davidson: Alive From New York on Netflix.Later that year, Davidson co-wrote, executive produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed film The King of Staten Island. Additional film work includes Trainwreck, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Big Time Adolescence, Set It Up, Meet Cute, and Bodies Bodies Bodies. Upcoming projects include Dumb Money, Wizards! and I Slept with Joey Ramone.
Aug 18 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Aug 20 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
Aug 23 - Greensboro, NC - Carolina Theatre
Aug 25 - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric
Aug 28 - Virginia Beach, FL - Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 23 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan
Get tickets here.
You can also catch Pete on the Jon, John & Pete run of shows happening in the coming weeks here.
Stay tuned to @800PGNews for more comedy news, and let's celebrate the gift of laughter together!