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EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 30 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 30 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 30 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Le Petit Theatre…

May 30 - 31, 2015
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of… more

My Leg, My Choice…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Lace up your sneakers for a good cause. Proceeds from the race will support… more

New Orleans Oyster…

May 30 - 31, 2015
You better not eat for days leading up to the 2015 New Orleans Oyster Festival.… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Dolphin Tale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

May 30 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Saturday Farmers…

May 30 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 30 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Irish House…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for One Tailed Three. more

Soul Full Sunday…

May 31 - 31, 2015
We are thrilled to bring to Ashé, once again, an unforgettable Sunday… more

Celebrate the Wonders…

Jun 1 - 1, 2015
Dr. Antje Boetius is a Marine Biologist and Oceanographer at the Alfred Wegener… more

Ashe Powerhouse…

Jun 3 - 5, 2015
See the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by New Orleans native Lisa D'Amour,… more

The Victory Belles…

Jun 3 - 3, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Jun 3 - 3, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

June Under the Moon

Jun 5 - 5, 2015
Be a KID again and enjoy the Amusement Park! No one will want to miss this… more

Ringo Deathstarr

Jun 5 - 5, 2015
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Ashe Powerhouse…

Jun 6 - 7, 2015
See the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by New Orleans native Lisa D'Amour,… more

Bombay Club -…

Jun 6 - 6, 2015
Enjoy live Jazz music! more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 30 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

The 4th Annual Big Easy Comedy Festival Returns to New Orleans Memorial Day Weekend 2013

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The 4th Annual Big Easy Comedy Festival Returns to New Orleans
Memorial Day Weekend 2013


New Orleans, LA-The 4th Annual Big Easy Comedy Festival returns to New Orleans this Memorial Day Weekend, bringing a night of comedic performances and laughter to the city of New Orleans. On May 25th, five of the biggest names in comedy will take over the stage at the UNO Lakefront Arena for a one-night-only performance in the Crescent City.

This year's lineup includes the funnywoman of daytime talk Sheryl Underwood, standup and film favorite Earthquake, the former BET ComicView host Arnez J, Mr. Cooper himself Mark Curry, and the Tom Joyner Morning Show's Damon Williams.

The 4th Annual Big Easy Comedy Festival will take place at the UNO Lakefront Arena on May 25th at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the UNO Lakefront Arena Box Office, as well as all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Visit www.BigEasyComedyFestival.com for more information.

For photos, interviews, or other press information contact Sarah Cornelius at 203-488-5828 or sarah@northamericanent.com

 

Comedian Biographies

SHERYL UNDERWOOD is one of the funniest and topical standup comics working on the road today. As co-host of BET's talk show Oh Drama! Sheryl was an immediate hit. BET recognized Sheryl's way with words and sharp appeal and called on her to host her own show Hollah! Always a member of the BET family, Sheryl was brought back to Comic View with her own segment "Sheryl Speaks". Sheryl's voice has been heard on the radio on the Tom Joyner Morning show and Sirius Satellite Radio, on Jaime Foxx's The FoxxHole. Sheryl has appeared on ABC's The View, Politically Incorrect, the Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately, HBO's Def Comedy Jam, and was a regular on Comedy Central's Tough Crowd. Film credits include Bulworth and Master P's I Got the Hook Up. Sheryl can currently be seen on the daytime talk show The Talk.

ARNEZ J Rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians, Arnez J's charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. Arnez can currently be seen in his own One-Hour comedy special for BET, and due to the success of the special, has recently landed the plum role as host of BET's signature standup comedy series "Comicview." Arnez made his first television appearance on Showtime's Comedy Club Network . Numerous television appearances soon followed, including appearances on The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, Louie Anderson's Comedy Showcase, Comedy Central's Make Me Laugh, NBC's Friday Night Videos, Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, his own BET Comic View Grandstand ½ Hour Special and many others. He hasn't stopped since then. Currently, Arnez is going to be filming a new stand up special live from the Wilbur Theater this winter for release soon after.

EARTHQUAKE Without a doubt, he stands as one of the funniest forces in comedy today and is known to fans across the world as Earthquake. His outrageous, outspoken and opinionated manner has put him front and center on many shows, including VH1's The List and HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, where he became the first performer in the show's history to receive a standing ovation. Earthquake also performed a half-hour HBO special as part of the series One Night Stand, a one-hour special on BET and Comedy Central's Premium Blend, which ultimately led to his own special on Comedy Central. However, it would be Earthquake's TV and movie roles that would help further expose him to broader bases and mainstream masses. He has graced the screen in Kevin Smith's film Clerks II, Ice Cube's film, The Longshots and as Root the Rooster in Barnyard. He can currently be seen appearing on the Comics Unleashed talk show.

MARK CURRY may possibly be comedy's best kept secret and undoubtedly one of the funniest comedians in the world. In 1992, Curry got his big break as the star of hit television series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, where he played the lead role of Mark Cooper, an NBA player-turned-substitute teacher/gym coach for five seasons on ABC. In the 90s he appeared on The Jamie Foxx Show, Living Single, and Martin. He would go on to co-star in several films, as well as host BET's Coming to the Stage. His voice has been heard on Jamie Foxx's FoxxHole Live every Monday in the Conga Room in Los Angeles, which was heard on Sirius Satellite Radio. Currently, Mark Curry can be seen on Nickelodeon's first-ever original live-action family comedy series, See Dad Run as Scott Baio's friend Marcus.

DAMON WILLIAMS' numerous television appearances include BET's ComicView as well as his own one-hour special. He's been featured on BET LIVE and hosted several episodes of the legendary Showtime at the Apollo. In 1999, Damon performed for more than 300,000 fans as the opening act for the highly successful Kings of Comedy Tour, establishing him as one of the elite comics in the nation. And finally, Damon maintains his weekly comedy showcase at B'n'J's in Matteson, IL, and often opens for the hit sketch comedy team "Forgotten City" at Second City. He can currently be heard on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.