Sommore to Bring STANDING OVATION TOUR to Morris Performing Arts Center, 2/16

Comedian SOMMORE presents "The Standing Ovation Tour" at the historic Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Comedians Tommy Davidson, GEORGE WILLBORN, and TONY ROCK will also be appearing.

TICKETS ARE $45.00 and $50.00 and are ON SALE FRIDAY, December 6, at 10:00 a.m. at the Morris Box Office, by phone at 574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415, or online at www.MorrisCenter.org. The Morris Box Office is open regular business hours Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 p.m. and is located at 211 North Michigan Street, South Bend, Indiana. Tickets can also be purchased with credit card at Morris Ticket Outlets: Hammes Bookstore & Café located in Eddy Street Commons and O'Brien Recreation Center, 321 East Walter Street, South Bend.

SOMMORE, the "Queen of Comedy," offers audiences a hilarious, yet piercing look at today's issues from a woman's perspective with a winning combination of class and sass. She is frank and fearless in her routines, tackling topics that range from the mundane to the controversial with wit, intelligence and style. Oprah Winfrey proclaimed her "a force to be reckoned with in the new millennium."

SOMMORE was the first woman to host BET's "Comic View" in the 1994-1995 season, and she received the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year in 1995. She has hosted Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam," and "Showtime at the Apollo." She was part of the record-breaking "Queens of Comedy" tour in 2000 which got her registered in Guinness' Book of World Records when she performed to a captivated audience of more than 50,000 people in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2001 made-for-television movie based on that tour was the highest rated and longest running special in the history of the Showtime Network. She has appeared in films "Friday After Next" (2002), "Family Reunion" (2002), "Soul Plane" (2004), "Something New" (2006), and "Dirty Laundry" (2007).

SOMMORE has been a featured guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The View," and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher." She was interviewed on CNN "Headline News" about her artistic and financial success as a comedian, and was profiled in Comedy Central's "Special Women in Comedy" program. SOMMORE has appeared in the sitcoms "The Hughleys" and "The Parkers," HBO's "SNAPS" and MTV's "Wild 'N Out." She also participated in season six of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club," Comedy Central's "Roast of Flavor Flav," and was a regular on NBC's game show "1 vs 100" during the 2008 season. She wrote and produced "The Queen Stands Alone," a filmed version of her stand-up act, which debuted on Comedy Central in September 2008 to over 800,000 viewers.

Tommy Davidson is best known as one of the original stars of the hit TV show "In Living Color." His hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. His range from stand-up comedy and acting to music ability have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. He has appeared in films "Strictly Business," "Woo," and "Booty Call."

GEORGE WILLBORN became host of All Jokes Comedy Club, one of the nation's largest Comedy Clubs, in 1992. He has appeared on HBO, "Def Comedy Jam," "Def Comedy Jam All Stars," BET "Comic View," "Showtime at the Apollo," Comedy Central's "Comic Justice" and MTV "The Real World" and as TVONE co-host of "Michael Baisden After Dark." He is also a talented comedy writer for comedian Monique.




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