Comedians Gary Owen, Lil Duval and Michael Blackson to Appear at South Bend's Morris Center, 4/13


Comedians Gary Owen, Lil Duval and Michael Blackson will appear live on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $43 and $78 and are on sale Monday, January 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Morris Box Office, by phone at 574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415, or online at The Morris Box Office is open regular business hours Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 p.m./Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 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, South Bend, IN; O'Brien Recreation Center, 321 East Walter Street, South Bend; and Super Sounds Catalog Center located within TG Music, 123 South Main Street, Goshen, IN.

Gary Owen has been entertaining America for over a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Ebony magazine proclaimed him "Black America's Favorite White Comedian." Gary most recently starred in the film "Think Like A Man." He is the host of the Showtime special "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live from Orlando" and the "All-Star Comedy Jam" touring the country. He can be seen in the funny video/sketch show "Upload" which he co-hosts with Shaquille O'Neal for TruTV. He can also be seen on "Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment" on the Starz channel. His hit one-hour Showtime special "True Story" is available on DVD and Netflix.


Gary headlined "Mike Epps Presents: Live from the Club Nokia" on "Showtime." In July of 1997 he auditioned for BET's "ComicView" and after two appearances on the multi-cultural comedy showcase won him his own one-hour "Grandstand" show. Owen joined the cast of Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" as the new barber, Zach. He is a regular on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" and has appeared in the films "Little Man" with the Wayans Brothers, "Rebound," and "Daddy Day Care" with Eddie Murphy. Gary is recognized for his scene stealing role as "Bearcat" in the film "College." Owen stars in and produced DVDs: "Breakin' Out the Park" and "Urban Legend."

Comedian Lil Duval (Roland Powell) took his stage name from Duval County where he was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He made his debut on BET's "ComicView" in 2004 and has appeared on the TV special "Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup," "Shining Stars: The BET Awards Nomination Special," HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," Shaq O'Neal's "All Star Comedy Tour," and "Scary Movie 5." He appeared in music videos T.I.'s "Rubberband Man" and 24's "Whatever You Like" and can be seen on MTV "Guy Code" and "Hip Hop Squares."

MICHAEL BLACKSON, "The African King of Comedy" has been entertaining audiences across the country and around the globe for more than a decade. Michael has appeared on BET's "ComicView," HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," "Showtime at Harlem," and "Live in Hollywood" and the smash hit comedy, "Next Friday." He has made guest appearances on music videos, stole the stage on P. Diddy's "Bad Boys of Comedy" on HBO and starred in a commercial for the "Chappelle Show" on Comedy Central. He released a top-selling CD "Modasucka, Welcome to America."

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