Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One of the country's hottest up and coming comedians... Ronnie Jordan!

From the very start, funny man Ronnie Jordan has proven that he's a comedy force to be reckoned with. After only one year on the comedy scene, the kid voted "Wittiest" in high school was crowned "Rookie of the Year" in 2001 by the famed Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta,Ga.

As one of the country's hottest up and coming comedians, Ronnie is quickly making a name for himself as a comic's comic who has shared concert dates with stand-up heavyweights: Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Mike Epps, Arnez J. and Dave Chappelle. Ronnie became the crowd favorite on the Miller Lite King and Queens of Comedy Search Tour and served as an opening act on the Queens of Comedy 12 city tour which featured famed female comedians Sommore, Monique and Adelle Givens. He also headlined the RJE Comedy Cabaret Tour which is the longest running and highest grossing comedy tour targeting colleges and universities. Ronnie Jordan broke college touring records last spring with 102 colleges in 112 days within 2 regions and broke booking records in 3 regions his first year with Auburn Moon Agency.

No stranger to television, Ronnie has been featured on BET's Comic View, Martin Lawrence Presents the 1st Amendment Stand-up, P. Diddy Presents Bad Boys of Comedy and host of the successful Atlanta based video show, Oomp Camp Live. Behind the scene, Ronnie is a gifted writer who has collaborated with many of his fellow comedians and also wrote on That Comedy Show that aired on Turner South Network. Ronnie is currently touring the nation's colleges and universities on his "College Material Tour" through the Auburn Moon Agency.


Monday, June 20, 2011

With a smile like this it's hard to "thug it out." Mike E. Winfield's bad self will be at the StarDome July 5th - 10th!

Mike E Winfield grew up in the inner city of Baltimore, MD. In his years of school, his teachers always selected him as the master of ceremonies despite his shy demeanor. The confidence to be in front of large groups was created.

Later he discovered he could share his humor, in the likings of a college speech class in Sacramento, California, unintentionally. He shared speeches daily. There was nothing humorous written within these speeches, but he somehow seemed to entertain students and staff in a comedic fashion, and that’s when he realized he had the gift. The local open mic was once a week on Tuesdays and he never missed a night, often putting other aspects of his life to the side.  

When you see him, you can’t help but smile and there are rumors about some spiritual ties which unravel when you hear how clean of a comedian he is which is often overlooked nowadays.  Well, he does his best and gets no complaints. Despite a tough road, countless performances have earned him appearances such as Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, BET’s Comicview, and most recently, his network television debut on The Late Show w/ David Letterman. He’s a clear example of where hardwork collides with something special.




Monday, June 13, 2011

Join us for Rodney Carrington - Knee slappin', foot stompin, aisle rollin' good time!!

Rodney Carrington's unique brand of stand-up comedy and music has come to television. After over fifteen years of bustin' guts and leaving a trail of dust behind him on his non-stop stand-up comedy tour across America, and four chart-topping CDs (which have collectively sold over a million copies), Carrington has firmly carved out his niche in the history of comedy.
How Carrington got from his childhood beginnings as a shy kid who didn't think much of school to arenas full of people that pay money to hear him sing and tell jokes is a tale that could fill volumes. Although the story is a dream come true for him, Carrington never set out to be a comedian. While he was in junior college, he became involved in the theater program, and he realized that he not only liked acting, people actually thought he was good at it. From there it was a random whim that made him jump on stage at an open-mic night at a comedy club, and the rest, as they say, is history. Acting was put on the back burner in favor of stand-up comedy, but not permanently.

A native of Longview, TX, Rodney built a cult following through his regular exposure on syndicated morning radio shows, at the same time relentlessly touring the nation's comedy club circuit. His debut LP, Hangin' with Rodney, appeared in mid-1998; Rodney Carrington: Live followed a year later and Morning Wood in mid-2000. After the 2003 release Nut Sack, Carrington landed his own sitcom on the ABC network. Simply titled Rodney, it ran for two seasons from 2004 to 2006. The 2007 album King of the Mountains made the Top 20 on Billboard's Country Albums chart and then, in 2008, Rodney co-starred and co-wrote the feature film Beer for My Horses with Toby Keith. Keith would produce El NiƱo Loco, Carrington's first all-song album, which was released in 2009. By the end of that year he released the mostly serious Make It Christmas, his first holiday album.
Appearing at the Stardome July 13-17, 2011 
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Sources:  www.cmt.com

Monday, June 6, 2011

Gary Owen. The Only White Man to Win The Funniest Black Comedian.

Gary Owen has been entertaining America for over a decade with his side-splitting comedy performing in all of the major comedy rooms across America.  More recently Owen headlined in the ever popular, Mike Epps Presents: Live from the Club Nokia which is currently airing on Showtime. Owen can also been seen in the scene stealing role of “Bearcat” in MGM’s Movie COLLEGE.

Owen joined the cast of Tyler Perry’s extremely successful HOUSE OF PAYNE. Perry met Owen on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (on which Owen is a regular) and immediately knowing he wanted to work with him, Perry wrote Owen into the show as the new barber, Zach. Additionally, Owen has been seen in such films as LITTLE MAN with the Wayans Brothers, REBOUND, and DADDY DAY CARE with Eddie Murphy.

Owen was always the class clown growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After high school, he got serious and enlisted in the Navy. He was chosen for the prestigious Presidential Honor Guard. However, spinning rifles and carrying flags for George Bush and Bill Clinton turned out to be the wrong job for a funny guy. "I was always smiling," he remembers, "I got yelled at for smiling all the time."

After leaving his ceremonial position, Owen became a military police officer at the Naval Installations on Coronado Island in San Diego, but he says he was too much of a pushover to be a cop. Owen only made two arrests in three years, but during that time he embarked on his true calling: stand-up comedy. One night while hanging with his service buddies, Owen worked up the nerve to go at a nightclub. After only a year of doing stand-up, he was named "Funniest Serviceman in America."

Owen continued doing stand-up in San Diego, and had a huge African American fan base. He went onto win the "Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego" contest. That led to his first big gig at the Comedy Store in Hollywood.

Then in July of 1997 he auditioned for BET's COMICVIEW. Two appearances on the multi-cultural comedy showcase won him his own one-hour "Grandstand" show. At the end of the season he was selected from the year’s four "Grandstanders" to be the host. Not only is Owen the only white man to have ever hosted COMICVIEW, but he is the only white on-air personality the network has ever had.

Comedian Gary Owen has numerous appearances on Comedy Central, as well as hosting MUN2's hit comedy show "Loco Comedy Jam". Not one to sit and wait for things to happen, comedian Gary Owen recently released his first comedy CD " Live from Tampa" and his first comedy DVD "Breakin Out The Park". One things for sure, when people see comedian Gary Owen live on stage, they keep coming back over and over again.



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June's Mid-Week Mayhem!

Take a look at Stardome's mid-week acts coming up for the month of June!  Laughing isn't just for weekends AND at just $9.75 a ticket this is the one of the most affordable nights out in town!

Mike Speenberg
June 7-9

Conceived in the back of a '69 Firebird and raised on hush puppies and fried bologna, comic Mike Speenberg has taken his own unique brand of generational comedy all over the country, sharing the stage with other comedic greats like Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black, Dave Attell, and Bob Saget.

Fueled by stories of home and family, love of country, and being drunk in public, Speenberg's comedy hits home with everyone of us who have lived through crazy step-parents, above ground pool parties, and square pizza with canned corn.

Donna Carter
June 15-16

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Donna Carter's long and illustrious comedy career began at the age of three, when she realized her ability to make the garbage man laugh.  Donna combines being a single mom belonging to a liberal Baptist congregation with a string of dysfunctional relationships, her loud, friendly lack of inhibition, and a genuine desire to entertain, and you've got…well…. comedy. 

She has been entertaining virtually every week at clubs all over the country, and in September 2002, was given an opportunity to have her standup filmed for a documentary to be released within a few months.  You can check out her website at www.donnacarter.com for more funny!

James Sibley
June 21-22
James Sibley is a favorite across the U.S.A. With regular appearances on
Bob & Tom Radio, The John Boy & Billy Big Show and XMSirrus Radio its sure you've heard him before. Maybe you have seen him on NBC's "My Name is Earl" or with Billy Bob Thornton in "Mr Woodcox".
A divorced father of four, James draws from experiences we all share everyday bringing the mundain to hilarity. With a "sitting in the living room talking" feel to his shows, audiences across the country instantly fall in love with this regular old guy down the street delivery. Come see for yourself why audiences all over America are wondering "When is James Sibley coming back to town"? For more about James' comedy, videos, radio appearances, and then some.. you can check out his website at www.jamessibley.com 

Come and check out one or more of these great comedy
talents during the month of June at the Stardome! 

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