By: Alex Templar - MSTv Correspondent
New Orleans is truly earning its crown as the US "party central" this weekend alone. Besides the obvious main events of Superbowl#47 and smattering of carnival parades tossed around the area, the city is playing host to its usual concerts and happenings.
But, if you're more in the mood for comedy, rather than a concert, you're in luck. The Royal Comedy Tour, makes a stop at the U.N.O arena on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m.
The four comic tour, comprised of Sommore, D. L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce and Tony Rock makes New Orleans a prime stop on their 25 city tour. As the show has been billed as the longest-running urban comedy tour, audiences can expect old-school comedy delivered with a modern voice to a more current generation.
The power foursome changes from time to time, since its 2009 debut; with Sommore generally being the mainstay. But this year’s grouping has been described in the press as “raw and without regrets, full of real in your face emotion.” With the current line-up of talent, audiences nationwide have been enjoying some of the funniest material from some of the best comics in the world today.
All four have impressive resumes: between stand-up gigs, individual concerts, celebrity roasts and broadcast specials, New Orleans can expect to have the lakefront arena rocked out from laughter Saturday night. So if you're not familiar with the skills of these fantastic four, you're need to change your obvious life of seclusion.
Sommore, is best known as one of the original "Queens of Comedy." Her highness, known less publicly as, Lori Ann Rambough, has appeared in numerous shows, including the “Def Comedy Jam,” BET’s “Live From LA,” “Showtime At The Apollo” and several VH1 celebrity roasts. She has also appeared in the films, “Soul Plane,” “A Miami Tail,” “Friday After Next” “Something New” and on the television shows, “The Hughleys,” “The Parkers,” and “Politcally Incorrect with Bill Maher.”
Bruce Bruce flows with improvisation skills like no other. That, along with a boisterous personality and husky comedy style, Bruce Bruce, or the once, Bruce Church projects a lifestyle to match his comic style. He's known for headlining and hosting several comedy shows like, “BET’s 10th Anniversary Comic View,” “Coming to the Stage,” and his own “Comedy Central Presents” & Showtime specials. He's also appeared in the films, “Hair Show" and “Think Like a Man.” Recently, he's released his first book, “Baby James Brown.".
Tony Rock, doesn't live in the shadow of his older brother, comedian Chris Rock. The younger Rock's comedy is just as strong as his brother's; just unique. He's known as a regular staple at some of the most famous comedy clubs in the country and is powerful presence on the Los Angles comedy scene. He's served as a writer on several comedy shows, including his brother's as well, and he hosts Chocolate Sundays at The Laugh Factory and currently hosts BET’s “Apollo Live.”
D.L. Hughley is best known as the star of the ABC/UPN sitcom “The Hughleys” and like Sommore, holds a crown of royalty as one of “The Original Kings of Comedy.” He's hosted CNN’s “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News,” been a correspondent for the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and headlined several network televised one-man shows. He's appeared in several films like, "Inspector Gadget," "Scary Movie 3" and "The Brothers." He's also appeared on multiple television shows for the last 20 years and been a guest host on the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
Want to go into the Superbowl experience with a lighter mood before the game charges you up? Then get your tickets to The Royal Comedy Tour; while they're available. Seats are going fast and at only $65 and up for a seat, finding a better price for hours of guaranteed laughter just can't be done. Tickets are available at: www.ticketmaster.com.