Comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence will return to the stage as the host of 2018’s hottest comedy event: the LIT AF Tour, featuring an amazing lineup of comedic talent. The night of comedy is set to hit the stage at Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena April 14.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 23 at 10 AM through ticketmaster.com, the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena and at 1-800-745-3000. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, February 21.
Lawrence, who started in stand-up at the legendary The Improv before hosting his own Def Comedy Jam Comedy series on HBO, will host the evening line-up of comedians including Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson, Adele Givens and Benji Brown.
Lawrence’s other credits include the TV show “Martin,” and movies such as “Bad Boys 1&2,” “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate,” which he also directed, and “Big Momma’s House, 1, 2 & 3.”
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Smiley has appeared in his own HBO comedy specials and “All About The Benjamin’s,” “Friday After Next,” and “Baggage Claim.” His acclaimed TV One docu-series “Rickey Smiley for Real”, is headed into a sixth season, and he recently published his memoir, “Stand by Your Truth and Then Run for Your Life” through Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Blackson has appeared on BET’s ComicView series, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at Harlem, and Live in Hollywood.
Givens toured on the sold out “Queens of Comedy Tour” with Mo’Nique, Laura Hayes and Sommore and has appeared on “The Hughleys,” “Moesha,”, “The Parkers,” “Martin,” and “Tracey Takes On...” among other shows.
Brown has appeared on BET’s “Comic View,” “Laffapalooza,” and Nick Cannon’s “Wild n’ Out.”