Comedy Movie Star Chris Tucker Announces 2011 Stand-Up Comedy Tour

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Armed with a trademarked style, incomparable delivery, impeccable comedic timing and a signature voice, actor and comedian Chris Tucker is set to embark on an 18 date national stand-up comedy tour.  The Live Nation produced tour kicks off on August 19th in Long Beach, California.  Tickets go on sale beginning July 15th at 10:00 am at and

Early in his stand-up career, Tucker gained a reputation as one of the leading comics on the Los Angeles comedy circuit and was invited to participate in hip-hop mogul Russell SimmonsDef Comedy Jam on HBO, where he became a frequent performer.  As a high energy actor, Tucker paired up with one of rap’s greatest, Ice Cube, in the 1995 cult classic, Friday.  As “Smokey” in Friday, Tucker utilized his keen sense of comedy and acting while developing a signature screen persona that would garner international fame and recognition.  He then gave a remarkable performance alongside veteran actor Lorenz Tate in Dead Presidents and landed co-starring roles in such memorable films as Money Talks, with actor Charlie Sheen; The Fifth Element with action hero Bruce Willis; and Quentin Tarantino‘s Jackie Brown.

Beyond the popularity and notoriety of the previous years’ films, it was the 1998 blockbuster hit Rush Hour that amassed a global following to catapult Tucker to international stardom. The action comedy, starring Tucker and martial artist Jackie Chan, would transfix audiences and surpass box office records, making the feature film an extraordinary global success.  Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, both huge hits with audiences, further established Tucker as one of the great comedy actors of his generation.    

Additional ticket and tour information can be found at and


August 19

Terrace Theater

Long Beach, CA

August 20

Comerica Theatre

Phoenix, AZ

September 2  

Borgata Events Center

Atlantic City, NJ

September 3

Palace Theatre Albany

Albany, NY

September 4

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Westbury, NY

September 9

Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Buffalo, NY

September 10

Citi Wang Theatre

Boston, MA

September 16

Chicago Theatre

Chicago, IL

September 23

UNO Lakefront Arena

New Orleans, LA

September 24

The Fillmore Miami Beach

at Jackie Gleason Theater 

Miami, FL

September 30

Murat Theatre at Old National Center

Indianapolis, IN

October 1

Fox Theatre

Detroit, MI

October 7

DAR Constitution Hall

Washington, DC

October 14

Verizon Wireless Theater

Houston, TX

October 21

Paramount Theatre

Seattle, WA

October 22

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

Sacramento, CA

November 25

Civic Theatre

San Diego, CA

November 26

Paramount Theatre

Oakland, CA

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