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**Chuckles Comedy House - Memphis, TN**


Nov
14 Sat
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Mark Curry

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $45.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 12, 2020 11:02 PM to November 14, 2020 7:30 PM
$25.00 - $45.00
Nov
14 Sat
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Mark Curry

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $45.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 12, 2020 11:04 PM to November 14, 2020 10:00 PM
$25.00 - $45.00
Nov
15 Sun
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Mark Curry

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $45.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 12, 2020 11:06 PM to November 15, 2020 7:30 PM
$25.00 - $45.00
Nov
15 Sun
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Mark Curry

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $45.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 12, 2020 11:08 PM to November 15, 2020 10:00 PM
$25.00 - $45.00
Nov
20 Fri
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Bill Bellamy

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 29, 2020 2:23 PM to December 11, 2020 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and was soon making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

In less than two years of launching his stand-up career, Bellamy earned a spot on HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM where he notoriously coined the phrase “Booty Call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” and it was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials.


Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including MTV JAMS and MTV BEACH HOUSE, while interviewing everyone from the late Kurt Cobain to Janet Jackson. In 1996, Bill landed his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show.” 



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
20 Fri
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Bill Bellamy

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 29, 2020 2:23 PM to December 11, 2020 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and was soon making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

In less than two years of launching his stand-up career, Bellamy earned a spot on HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM where he notoriously coined the phrase “Booty Call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” and it was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials.


Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including MTV JAMS and MTV BEACH HOUSE, while interviewing everyone from the late Kurt Cobain to Janet Jackson. In 1996, Bill landed his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show.” 



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
21 Sat
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Bill Bellamy

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 29, 2020 2:23 PM to December 12, 2020 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and was soon making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

In less than two years of launching his stand-up career, Bellamy earned a spot on HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM where he notoriously coined the phrase “Booty Call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” and it was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials.


Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including MTV JAMS and MTV BEACH HOUSE, while interviewing everyone from the late Kurt Cobain to Janet Jackson. In 1996, Bill landed his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show.” 



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
21 Sat
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Bill Bellamy

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 29, 2020 2:23 PM to December 12, 2020 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and was soon making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

In less than two years of launching his stand-up career, Bellamy earned a spot on HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM where he notoriously coined the phrase “Booty Call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” and it was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials.


Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including MTV JAMS and MTV BEACH HOUSE, while interviewing everyone from the late Kurt Cobain to Janet Jackson. In 1996, Bill landed his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show.” 



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
22 Sun
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Bill Bellamy

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 29, 2020 2:23 PM to December 13, 2020 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and was soon making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

In less than two years of launching his stand-up career, Bellamy earned a spot on HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM where he notoriously coined the phrase “Booty Call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” and it was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials.


Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including MTV JAMS and MTV BEACH HOUSE, while interviewing everyone from the late Kurt Cobain to Janet Jackson. In 1996, Bill landed his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show.” 



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
22 Sun
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Bill Bellamy

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 29, 2020 2:23 PM to December 13, 2020 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and was soon making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

In less than two years of launching his stand-up career, Bellamy earned a spot on HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM where he notoriously coined the phrase “Booty Call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” and it was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials.


Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including MTV JAMS and MTV BEACH HOUSE, while interviewing everyone from the late Kurt Cobain to Janet Jackson. In 1996, Bill landed his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show.” 



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
27 Fri
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Kerwin Claiborne

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 1, 2020 8:40 AM to November 27, 2020 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Instagram star and social media personality who is known for posting a variety of humorous content featuring both videos and images to his over 750,000 Instagram followers. He is also known for his stand up routines and travels on tour sharing his passion for comedy. 


Before Fame


He first began sharing his comedic content to Instagram in February of 2016. 


Trivia


He is known for having performed at a variety of different comedy venues including at the Marvin Hunter & Friends show in November of 2017 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium. 


Family Life


He was born and raised in Mississippi. He is also known for posting pictures of his daughter to his Instagram. 


Associated With


He hosted the First Friday show in Montgomery Alabama in July of 2016 which featured Karlous Miller performing.



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
27 Fri
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Kerwin Claiborne

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 1, 2020 8:40 AM to November 27, 2020 11:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Instagram star and social media personality who is known for posting a variety of humorous content featuring both videos and images to his over 750,000 Instagram followers. He is also known for his stand up routines and travels on tour sharing his passion for comedy. 


Before Fame


He first began sharing his comedic content to Instagram in February of 2016. 


Trivia


He is known for having performed at a variety of different comedy venues including at the Marvin Hunter & Friends show in November of 2017 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium. 


Family Life


He was born and raised in Mississippi. He is also known for posting pictures of his daughter to his Instagram. 


Associated With


He hosted the First Friday show in Montgomery Alabama in July of 2016 which featured Karlous Miller performing.



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
28 Sat
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Kerwin Claiborne

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 1, 2020 8:40 AM to November 28, 2020 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Instagram star and social media personality who is known for posting a variety of humorous content featuring both videos and images to his over 750,000 Instagram followers. He is also known for his stand up routines and travels on tour sharing his passion for comedy. 


Before Fame


He first began sharing his comedic content to Instagram in February of 2016. 


Trivia


He is known for having performed at a variety of different comedy venues including at the Marvin Hunter & Friends show in November of 2017 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium. 


Family Life


He was born and raised in Mississippi. He is also known for posting pictures of his daughter to his Instagram. 


Associated With


He hosted the First Friday show in Montgomery Alabama in July of 2016 which featured Karlous Miller performing.



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
28 Sat
Image for Kerwin Claiborne

Kerwin Claiborne

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 1, 2020 8:40 AM to November 28, 2020 11:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Instagram star and social media personality who is known for posting a variety of humorous content featuring both videos and images to his over 750,000 Instagram followers. He is also known for his stand up routines and travels on tour sharing his passion for comedy. 


Before Fame


He first began sharing his comedic content to Instagram in February of 2016. 


Trivia


He is known for having performed at a variety of different comedy venues including at the Marvin Hunter & Friends show in November of 2017 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium. 


Family Life


He was born and raised in Mississippi. He is also known for posting pictures of his daughter to his Instagram. 


Associated With


He hosted the First Friday show in Montgomery Alabama in July of 2016 which featured Karlous Miller performing.



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
29 Sun
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Kerwin Claiborne

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 1, 2020 8:40 AM to November 29, 2020 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Instagram star and social media personality who is known for posting a variety of humorous content featuring both videos and images to his over 750,000 Instagram followers. He is also known for his stand up routines and travels on tour sharing his passion for comedy. 


Before Fame


He first began sharing his comedic content to Instagram in February of 2016. 


Trivia


He is known for having performed at a variety of different comedy venues including at the Marvin Hunter & Friends show in November of 2017 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium. 


Family Life


He was born and raised in Mississippi. He is also known for posting pictures of his daughter to his Instagram. 


Associated With


He hosted the First Friday show in Montgomery Alabama in July of 2016 which featured Karlous Miller performing.



$27.50 - $50.00
Nov
29 Sun
Image for Kerwin Claiborne

Kerwin Claiborne

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 1, 2020 8:40 AM to November 29, 2020 11:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Instagram star and social media personality who is known for posting a variety of humorous content featuring both videos and images to his over 750,000 Instagram followers. He is also known for his stand up routines and travels on tour sharing his passion for comedy. 


Before Fame


He first began sharing his comedic content to Instagram in February of 2016. 


Trivia


He is known for having performed at a variety of different comedy venues including at the Marvin Hunter & Friends show in November of 2017 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium. 


Family Life


He was born and raised in Mississippi. He is also known for posting pictures of his daughter to his Instagram. 


Associated With


He hosted the First Friday show in Montgomery Alabama in July of 2016 which featured Karlous Miller performing.



$27.50 - $50.00
Dec
4 Fri
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Lil Duval

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $60.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $37.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 15, 2020 7:01 PM to December 4, 2020 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

elebrities aren’t exactly pouring out of Jacksonville, Florida but that’s only made Roland Powell’s grind more ferocious. Proclaiming himself “Lil Duval” after the county from which he hails, he has literally put his home turf on his back as he touches every nook and cranny available with his special brand of humor.


Some comedians work at making people laugh. Others just do. Born with the gift to make people laugh, Lil Duval explains that, for him, “comedy was a natural thing. People always found me funny. It wasn’t that I was trying to be funny; they just found me funny.”


Participating in pep rallies in high school and other activities where all eyes were on him really kicked Lil Duval into high gear. The limelight just suited him and he wanted more. “I heard them screaming for me and I was like ‘oh yeah, this is what I need to be doing,’” he smiles. “I knew I would be in entertainment because I felt like an entertainer.”


Ultimately, he envisioned himself on the big screen and particularly admired the work of Chris Tucker. That’s how he got into comedy actually. “I saw Chris Tucker on Friday and I was like ‘that’s what I want to do.’ Then I saw him on Def Comedy Jam so I was like ‘oh that’s the way you do it. You become a stand-up comedian and you’ll be in the movies.’ That’s how it started to build.”


Not one to waste time, Lil Duval went right at it, taking to the stage of Atlanta’s legendary Uptown Comedy Corner. Pretty soon, he was a regular there as well as any other spots with a microphone and people ready to laugh. A hilarious 2001 performance at a contest in Oakland caught the attention of Cedric the Entertainer’s camp and Lil Duval was invited to hit the road with Cedric and four other comedians. That successful run on the road led to a featured spot on Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup, first televised and then released on DVD.


During the tour, Lil Duval developed his signature routine “Stalker’s Anthem (Bitch U Mine).” Set to Musiq Soulchild’s 2000 hit “Just Friends,” Lil Duval twists the original song, which preaches about taking it slow and making the girl comfortable, into a pressure-filled encounter at a club: “Girl I know this might sound strange/But let me know if I’m outta order, steppin to you this way/See I been buying you drinks for a while/And I’ll let you know . . . . Bitch U Mine!”



$37.50 - $60.00
Dec
4 Fri
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Lil Duval

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $60.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $37.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 15, 2020 7:03 PM to December 4, 2020 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

elebrities aren’t exactly pouring out of Jacksonville, Florida but that’s only made Roland Powell’s grind more ferocious. Proclaiming himself “Lil Duval” after the county from which he hails, he has literally put his home turf on his back as he touches every nook and cranny available with his special brand of humor.


Some comedians work at making people laugh. Others just do. Born with the gift to make people laugh, Lil Duval explains that, for him, “comedy was a natural thing. People always found me funny. It wasn’t that I was trying to be funny; they just found me funny.”


Participating in pep rallies in high school and other activities where all eyes were on him really kicked Lil Duval into high gear. The limelight just suited him and he wanted more. “I heard them screaming for me and I was like ‘oh yeah, this is what I need to be doing,’” he smiles. “I knew I would be in entertainment because I felt like an entertainer.”


Ultimately, he envisioned himself on the big screen and particularly admired the work of Chris Tucker. That’s how he got into comedy actually. “I saw Chris Tucker on Friday and I was like ‘that’s what I want to do.’ Then I saw him on Def Comedy Jam so I was like ‘oh that’s the way you do it. You become a stand-up comedian and you’ll be in the movies.’ That’s how it started to build.”


Not one to waste time, Lil Duval went right at it, taking to the stage of Atlanta’s legendary Uptown Comedy Corner. Pretty soon, he was a regular there as well as any other spots with a microphone and people ready to laugh. A hilarious 2001 performance at a contest in Oakland caught the attention of Cedric the Entertainer’s camp and Lil Duval was invited to hit the road with Cedric and four other comedians. That successful run on the road led to a featured spot on Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup, first televised and then released on DVD.


During the tour, Lil Duval developed his signature routine “Stalker’s Anthem (Bitch U Mine).” Set to Musiq Soulchild’s 2000 hit “Just Friends,” Lil Duval twists the original song, which preaches about taking it slow and making the girl comfortable, into a pressure-filled encounter at a club: “Girl I know this might sound strange/But let me know if I’m outta order, steppin to you this way/See I been buying you drinks for a while/And I’ll let you know . . . . Bitch U Mine!”



$37.50 - $60.00
Dec
5 Sat
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Lil Duval

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $60.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $37.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 15, 2020 7:05 PM to December 5, 2020 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

elebrities aren’t exactly pouring out of Jacksonville, Florida but that’s only made Roland Powell’s grind more ferocious. Proclaiming himself “Lil Duval” after the county from which he hails, he has literally put his home turf on his back as he touches every nook and cranny available with his special brand of humor.


Some comedians work at making people laugh. Others just do. Born with the gift to make people laugh, Lil Duval explains that, for him, “comedy was a natural thing. People always found me funny. It wasn’t that I was trying to be funny; they just found me funny.”


Participating in pep rallies in high school and other activities where all eyes were on him really kicked Lil Duval into high gear. The limelight just suited him and he wanted more. “I heard them screaming for me and I was like ‘oh yeah, this is what I need to be doing,’” he smiles. “I knew I would be in entertainment because I felt like an entertainer.”


Ultimately, he envisioned himself on the big screen and particularly admired the work of Chris Tucker. That’s how he got into comedy actually. “I saw Chris Tucker on Friday and I was like ‘that’s what I want to do.’ Then I saw him on Def Comedy Jam so I was like ‘oh that’s the way you do it. You become a stand-up comedian and you’ll be in the movies.’ That’s how it started to build.”


Not one to waste time, Lil Duval went right at it, taking to the stage of Atlanta’s legendary Uptown Comedy Corner. Pretty soon, he was a regular there as well as any other spots with a microphone and people ready to laugh. A hilarious 2001 performance at a contest in Oakland caught the attention of Cedric the Entertainer’s camp and Lil Duval was invited to hit the road with Cedric and four other comedians. That successful run on the road led to a featured spot on Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup, first televised and then released on DVD.


During the tour, Lil Duval developed his signature routine “Stalker’s Anthem (Bitch U Mine).” Set to Musiq Soulchild’s 2000 hit “Just Friends,” Lil Duval twists the original song, which preaches about taking it slow and making the girl comfortable, into a pressure-filled encounter at a club: “Girl I know this might sound strange/But let me know if I’m outta order, steppin to you this way/See I been buying you drinks for a while/And I’ll let you know . . . . Bitch U Mine!”



$37.50 - $60.00
Dec
5 Sat
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Lil Duval

Memphis, TN
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $60.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $37.50

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 15, 2020 7:06 PM to December 5, 2020 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

elebrities aren’t exactly pouring out of Jacksonville, Florida but that’s only made Roland Powell’s grind more ferocious. Proclaiming himself “Lil Duval” after the county from which he hails, he has literally put his home turf on his back as he touches every nook and cranny available with his special brand of humor.


Some comedians work at making people laugh. Others just do. Born with the gift to make people laugh, Lil Duval explains that, for him, “comedy was a natural thing. People always found me funny. It wasn’t that I was trying to be funny; they just found me funny.”


Participating in pep rallies in high school and other activities where all eyes were on him really kicked Lil Duval into high gear. The limelight just suited him and he wanted more. “I heard them screaming for me and I was like ‘oh yeah, this is what I need to be doing,’” he smiles. “I knew I would be in entertainment because I felt like an entertainer.”


Ultimately, he envisioned himself on the big screen and particularly admired the work of Chris Tucker. That’s how he got into comedy actually. “I saw Chris Tucker on Friday and I was like ‘that’s what I want to do.’ Then I saw him on Def Comedy Jam so I was like ‘oh that’s the way you do it. You become a stand-up comedian and you’ll be in the movies.’ That’s how it started to build.”


Not one to waste time, Lil Duval went right at it, taking to the stage of Atlanta’s legendary Uptown Comedy Corner. Pretty soon, he was a regular there as well as any other spots with a microphone and people ready to laugh. A hilarious 2001 performance at a contest in Oakland caught the attention of Cedric the Entertainer’s camp and Lil Duval was invited to hit the road with Cedric and four other comedians. That successful run on the road led to a featured spot on Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup, first televised and then released on DVD.


During the tour, Lil Duval developed his signature routine “Stalker’s Anthem (Bitch U Mine).” Set to Musiq Soulchild’s 2000 hit “Just Friends,” Lil Duval twists the original song, which preaches about taking it slow and making the girl comfortable, into a pressure-filled encounter at a club: “Girl I know this might sound strange/But let me know if I’m outta order, steppin to you this way/See I been buying you drinks for a while/And I’ll let you know . . . . Bitch U Mine!”



$37.50 - $60.00

1770 Dexter Spring Loop
Memphis, TN
United States
Chuckles Comedy House - Memphis, TN