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Shaquille O'Neal & AEG Live Begin First All-Star Comedy Jam Tour

Shaquille O'Neal, through his company Shaq Entertainment, previously announced the launch the first All-Star Comedy Jam tour. "I played with many All-stars on the court and laughed with these All-stars off the court," said Shaq. "I'm happy to present this hand-picked lineup as the first Shaq All-Star tour."

The tour kicks off today, 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.

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

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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