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BOARDWALK HALL: Two-Day Atlantic City Comedy Festival Returns

BOARDWALK HALL: Two-Day Atlantic City Comedy Festival Returns


Erin Bilton
(609) 348-7072

The 8th Annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival has been announced to take place at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8, 2017.  Scheduled headliners for the festival include comedian/actor Mike Epps, Sommore, Earthquake, Arnez J and many others (see below for full list of comedians). The festival debuts top comic stars for two brilliant back-to-back nights of laughter. Shows take place at 8pm, featuring 5-6 comedians on the bill nightly.


Saturday, October 7th, 2017



Tommy Davidson

Michael Blackson


Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Mike Epps

Don DC Curry

Adele Givens

Arnez J

George Wilborn


Pre-sale tickets for the festival are scheduled to go on sale on Thursday, May 18th. Fans may gain access to the pre-sale by signing up for the festival newsletter at www.ACComedyFestival.com and by following the Atlantic City Comedy Festival Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AtlanticCityComedyFestival/ for exclusive event updates and promo codes. 

Tickets for the festival will officially go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000, or visiting the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, powered by Atlantic City Electric.  Admission for each night of the festival will be sold separately.  

Mike Epps is exploding on the comedy, TV and film scene with multiple upcoming roles. His latest film features include, “Acts of Violence” with action-mogul, Bruce Willis. He also co-stars alongside T.I. in “The Trap”, to begin filming in May 2017. Epps is mostly commonly known for the hit films Next Friday (2000), Friday After Next (2002) and The Hangover (2009).  Sommore is highly regarded in stand-up comedy, most known for The Queens of Comedy (2001) and comedy specials The Queens Stand Alone (2007) and Chandelier Status (2013). Sommore has also headlined the Royal Comedy Tour for five consecutive years. Comedian, Earthquake has also appeared on the Royal Comedy Tour and on the Festival of Praise. Fan favorite Tommy Davidson stars in the acclaimed comedies, Juwanna Mann (2002), Bootycall (1997) and Bamboozled (2000). Adele Givens is best-known from The Queens of Comedy (2001). Don DC Curry was featured in Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002) with Mike Epps. George Wilborn has generated his comic fandom by appearing on the Michael Baisden Radio Show.  

Since its inception in 2009, the 8th Annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival has drawn a crowd of over 50,000 fans to witness the comedy industries’ finest. In a city renowned for its nightlife entertainment, the Atlantic City Comedy Festival has established itself as paramount dual-day extravaganza.  

For more Atlantic City Comedy Festival information, please visit www.ACComedyFestival.com.


Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.




North American Entertainment Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States. With over 25 years in the industry and an extensive history in venue management, NAEG has consistently delivered the hottest concerts, comedy shows and theatrical entertainment to venues in over 100 markets. Beyond the stage, NAEG has produced television specials, concert DVD’s, online content and branded merchandise. A company distinguished by creativity in tour packaging and marketing strategy, NAEG’s success resounds in the memories of those who have attended their events.


North American Entertainment Group is an umbrella company of several popular, hit-sub divisions. With experience in all types of entertainment (Comedy, HipHop, Jazz and more) North American Entertainment Group is always searching the horizon for pinnacles of new entertainment to deliver to cities around the country.

Platinum Productions, LLC (“Platinum”) has rapidly earned its highly regarded reputation for producing quality entertainment nationwide since 2002.  Based in Philadelphia, Platinum has produced major entertainment events garnering record breaking attendances across the country. On the main stage, Platinum has produced national tours with legendary performers like Patti La Belle, Phyllis Hyman, Teena Marie, Rick James, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Destiny’s Child, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, G-Unit, T.I., Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Lil’ Jon and countless others.

This multi-faceted company served as the backbone for many significant projects such as Russell Simon’s “Def Comedy Jam”, and the hip-hop documentary, “The Show”. Platinum breathed life to CLUB GOTHAM throughout the 90’s, revolutionizing nightlife entertainment and elevating the Delaware Avenue club scene. Throughout the new millennium, Platinum has been venues take live performances and concerts to record setting heights. 


About Spectra
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.


About Comcast Spectacor
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Sponsorships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.


About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.


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