Monday, April 25, 2011

THE Funniest Man in America is coming once again to the Stardome!!

Gregory's imitation of his "favorite aunt"
at the holiday dinner table.
For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt un-tucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.

Gregory is constantly touring. He’s on the road about three days a week, forty six weeks a year. He continues to entertain sold-out crowds in theaters and comedy clubs and remains in demand for corporate events. James has been the featured entertainer for over 200 corporations, including the Coca Cola Company, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Hewlett Packard and Kroger. James has also been the featured speaker for events sponsored by various civic and church groups.

James is heard weekly on syndicated radio shows such as Rick and Bubba, John Boy and Billy and Bob and Tom. Combined, these shows are broadcast to people in over 220 cities nationwide. As a result, he now has a grass-roots following that numbers in the millions.

Gregory was born in a rural area about twenty five miles east of Atlanta, GA. He got his first job at the age of twelve at a small country grocery store. By the time he was fifteen, he was working thirty-seven hours a week, as well as going to school. As an adult, James has worked for the U.S. Postal Service, the Department of Defense, and spent almost ten years as a salesman before discovering the wonderful world of stand-up comedy.

James does not “tip-toe” through life as if he’s walking on broken glass or egg shells. That style is evident on stage as well. He is not politically correct. Much of his humor is centered on brilliant observations of crazy relatives and people obsessed with the slightest change in weather conditions - now referred to as global warming. He delights in poking fun at modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists. Gregory has been quoted as saying, “If you want me to be concerned about endangered species, you need to convince me that we’re about out of chickens.”

The James Gregory show turns the clock back to a time when life was simpler; to a better time, before the death of common sense; a time when people sat on the front porch and actually talked to each other without a cell phone in their ear.

Gregory’s success, like his comedy, is the direct result of the values he grew up with. And now, twenty something years later, it is this unique brand of humor that packs the crowds into his sold-out shows. The absence of vulgarity sets James apart and his stories are a carefully crafted art. “I have lived long enough to know people, know life”, Gregory reflects. “My comedy is based on my life experiences. It’s real, it’s funny and the audience loves it. That’s why I’m still in business.”

MAY 12-14 & 19-21

Monday, April 18, 2011

Take a Comedy Ride with Benji Brown at Stardome!

Benji Brown is heating up the national comedy scene through his candid comedic performances.  Brown is witty, vivid, and hilarious!  He delivers diversity in his standup that allows you to feel as if you’re on an adventure.

You have seen him on numerous appearances of BET’s Comic View. He is the host of Improvs in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach, and the star personality for Cox Radio WEDR 99 Jamz Morning Show in Miami. Benji is well known throughout the college circuit of comedy and national comedy clubs, in addition to working with a large list of headliners including: Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley, Monique, and the list goes on.

Benji recently wrapped on his second DVD feature film, Benji Brown: The Breakthrough; which is in post-production to complement his top selling comedy film, In Touch With Reality, directed by Melvin James. This has been his most talked-about, and compared to Dave Chappelle’s comedy and sketches. Nothing Is For Free is to be released in the spring of 2007. Benji has appeared on Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza, and STARZ’s 1st Amendment Comedy Show, to name a few. He also appeared as a guest star on the 1st season of BET’s reality show College Hill. Previously, Benji was showcased on ESPN’s Cold Pizza and 360 Degrees – Game Night, as he regularly hosts national football player’s celebrity and charity events.

Recently, Benji completed an episode of MTV’s Nick Cannon Presents: Wild n’ Out, which aired on the 4th season in 2007. Benji also co-starred in a series of 2005 Bud Light Superbowl commercials with Cedric the Entertainer, as well as in a hip-hop comedy entitled, A Miami Tail, released by Lions Gate Films. Benji’s early success earned him respect from other comedians in the business, such as, Mike Epps who said, “He’s an actor doing comedy.”

Benji’s skits of comedy to have reached over 1,000,000 hits and over 725,000 for his most requested character Kiki. You can listen to Benji’s voiceover performances on Platinum recording artist Trick Daddy’s new album, as well as appearances on Flo-Rida’s upcoming album along with Brisco.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Appearing June 10-12 at the Stardome - The Wayan Brothers!!!

From the films Little Man, White Chicks, Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2 and Dance Flick. The Wayans family is filled with talented members, so there is no surprise that the two youngest brothers, Shawn and Marlon Wayans, have followed in their family's footsteps as Hollywood icons. These two comedic prodigies have accomplished a lot in their relatively short careers so far.

Mark your calendars!!
Tickets will sell out fast.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Anjelah Johnson is coming!! Yes, she is, Girl, YES She IS!!

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Anjelah Johnson is of Mexican and Native American descent. Johnson was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, where she was named Rookie of the Year. Anjelah made a huge splash with one of the most successful, viral comedy videos of all time, “Nail Salon.” This was one of the most-viewed YouTube and Google videos of 2007, and propelled Anjelah to new heights of touring, television and beyond. Her second YouTube video “Bon Qui Qui at King Burger,” a MADtv sketch has also drawn millions of hits (click here to see video). Anjelah has a devoted following in comedy clubs, online communities, colleges and churches everywhere.
Anjelah was a regular on FOX’s long running hit sketch series MADtv, proud to be one of the first Latina comedians to be invited to join a sketch comedy series. She was honored with a 2008 ALMA Award nomination for “Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series.”
You’ve seen Anjelah in multiple ads & commercials, including campaigns for Sprint, Visa, Snickers, Verizon, All-State, Washington Mutual, K-Swiss, and Dryers Ice Cream.  Anjelah has guest starred on The Shield and Love Inc., and co-starred with Gabrielle Union in the feature film The Box. She recently co-starred in the Dave Caplan pilot for TBS. She also co-stars in “Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 – The Squeakuel”.
A wildly successful stand-up comedian, Anjelah has had the privilege of performing for our troops in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and toured the country, playing to sold-out comedy clubs including Cobb’s, The Punchline, San Jose Improv, the Irvine Improv, the Ontario Improv, Brea Improv, Houston Improv and Miami Improv. In 2008, Anjelah was thrilled to be invited to showcase her standup in the “New Faces” category at the 26th Annual Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival.

In June 2009 Anjelah recorded a one-hour special for Comedy Central and a Warner Brothers Records DVD release. She has also recently worked on “Our Family Wedding” where she acts alongside Forest Whitaker. Johnson currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to tour with her stand up show in various cities around in the US.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ARNEZ J is Gonna Get Physical at the Stardome!!

Rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians, Arnez J's charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. With the physicality of Jim Carrey, his brand of comedy has dubbed him "The black Jerry Lewis." Arnez currently co-hosts the number one morning radio show in Chicago on WGCI. 

On his own at age 14, Arnez lied about his age to get a job at a gas station to work his way through school. Arnez wanted to be a professional baseball player. A Philadelphia Phillies Farm League pursued him, but that fell through. It was later while working as a flight attendant that Arnez discovered his comedic talent. He realized that he had the ability to keep the passengers and crew laughing and upon encouragement from friends, he made his first attempt at stand-up comedy. After that first night on stage, he knew what he wanted to do. He left his job with the airlines and made the decision to devote all of his time to a career in comedy.

The Harlem Globetrotters recruited Arnez after their scouts saw his very physical comedy routine and his local celebrity basketball game. However, Arnez suffered a minor knee injury that forced him to put his basketball career on hold.

An Atlanta native, Arnez J began working the comedy circuit in Georgia and quickly became one of "HOTLANTA's" funniest newcomers. A finalist in the 1992 "Bay Area Black Comedy Competition," Arnez was immediately noticed by the entertainment industry and was asked to make his first television appearance on Showtime's "Comedy Club Network." Numerous television appearances soon followed including recent 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 1/2 Hour Special" and many others. In 2002, Arnez J was named the host of BET's "Comic View" along with comedian Bruce Bruce.

The "Uncle Charlie" dance is a great 
example of Arnez J's physical comedy.

For the last three years, he has also been a headlining comedian on the RJE Urban Comedy Cabaret Tour, which is the longest running, largest and most successful comedy tour in the nation targeted to universities and colleges.

As his career developed, Arnez J branched out into new activities. He toured with actor Billy Dee Williams in a play called The Maintenance Man, playing a nightclub owner, and he performed as an opening act for the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Arnez J moved to Los Angeles, and film seemed to offer the best new potential avenue for his talents. He starred in the independent film Up Against the 8-Ball, and hopes to make more movies.

APRIL 15-17!!