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JIM WHELAN BOARDWALK HALL: Atlantic City Comedy Festival Returns

JIM WHELAN BOARDWALK HALL: Atlantic City Comedy Festival Returns

June 21, 2021



Erin Satterfield
(609) 348-7072

The Atlantic City Comedy Festival is returning to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday, October 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 10 at 7 p.m. Throughout the years, the Atlantic City Comedy Festival has hosted some of the biggest names in comedy and this year is no exception. The festival will feature comedians Mike Epps, Sommore, DC Young Fly, Lavell Crawford, Kountry Wayne, Karlous Miller, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Arnez J. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 25 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. The highly celebrated entertainers will be sure to bring down the house with non-stop laughter for an unforgettable weekend of comedy! 

The event is presented by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States. For information about tickets and the latest news about Atlantic City Comedy Festival, visit www.ACComedyFestival.com.

Dates: Saturday, October 9 – Sunday, October 10, 2019
Showtimes: 8 p.m. (Saturday) and 7 p.m. (Sunday)
Venue: Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Saturday Lineup: Sommore, DC Young Fly, Lavell Crawford, Kountry Wayne, Karlous Miller
Sunday Lineup: Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Earthquake
Tickets: www.ACComedyFestival.com
Ticket Prices: $59, $75, $85, $99, $125, $250


Mike Epps is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. In spring 2018 Harper Collins published Epps’s autobiography called Unsuccessful Thug, written by Mike about his life and childhood; growing up in poverty and how comedy saved his life. He recently starred in the Amazon feature “Troup Zero” alongside Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Jim Gaffigan, in addition to the Netflix comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” with Eddie Murphy. Mike can next be seen in the upcoming comedies “The Trap” and “The House Next Door.” Since 2000, Epps steadily climbed his way up the stand-up comedy ranks when he was recognized by a national audience in 1995 for appearing on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam (which, years later, he would go on to host). Feature films includes “Next Friday,” "Friday after Next," “All About the Benjamins,” “The Hangover,” “Girls Trip,” “Faster,” “Hancock,” “Lottery Ticket,” “Next Day Air,” “Roll Bounce,” “The Fighting Temptations”, the Resident Evil franchise, “Bait”, “How High,” “Dr. Dolittle 2,” "Talk to Me," “Bessie,”  "Repentance," “Nina,” "Guess Who?" and “Jumping the Broom."

Website: www.mikeepps.com
Facebook: @realmikeepps
Instagram: @therealmikeepps
Twitter: @therealmikeepps


In her more than 20-year career, award-winning comedienne of “Chandelier Status,” Sommore, has become a trailblazer for women in the comedy business as one of the most successful comedians in the U.S. and abroad. Sommore has been featured in a number of hit films including "Soul Plane," "Something New" and "Friday After Next." Her all-new self-produced comedy special, "A Queen With No Spades" recently premiered on Showtime.

Website: www.sommore.com
Facebook: @QueenSommore
Twitter: @sommoresofunny
Instagram: @sommore


Originally having picked up traction for his hilarious videos on Vine, DC Young Fly is a hands down fan-favorite amongst today’s generation. He is a veteran cast member of Nick Cannon’s “Wild ’N Out” (BET), which is entering production for its 13th season, and has brought the humor to MTV’s TRL (Total Request Live reboot) as one of its main hosts. Film credits include “How High 2,” “The New Edition Story” and “Almost Christmas.”

Facebook: @DcYoungFly1
Instagram: @dcyoungfly

Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today. Lavell first gained national exposure on NBC’s hit reality series “Last Comic Standing.” His television appearances include “Workaholics” (Comedy Central), “Breaking Bad” (AMC), and “Chelsea Lately” (E! Entertainment), "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam" (Showtime) and “Comic View” (BET), to name a few.

Facebook: @lavell.crawford.52
Twitter: @Lavellthacomic
Instagram: @lavellsthacomic


Raw, real and wickedly hilarious, “Kountry” Wayne Colley’s microformat digital videos have catapulted him from life in small town Georgia to mega social media superstar and comedy sensation, selling out clubs and theaters across America. Since his first Facebook post in October 2014 went viral, the charismatic comic has amassed several million followers across Facebook and Instagram. Most recently, Colley starred in the BET original Christmas rom-com film, “Holiday Heartbreak,” with LisaRaye McCoy, AJ Johnson, Michael Colyar and Maryam Basir.

Website: www.kountrywayne.com
Instagram: @Kountrywayne
Facebook: @KingKountryWayne

Karlous Miller is a comedian/actor most known for being a veteran cast member on MTV's “Wild ’N Out” with Nick Cannon. Appearances also include “Last Comic Standing” (NBC), “Joking Off (MTV), “Comic View” (BET), to name a few. Every week, Karlous hosts the hit “85 South Show” podcast with DC Young Fly, which has gained a fanbase across the globe.

Facebook: @karlousm
Twitter: @karlousm
Instagram: @karlousm


Comedian, actor and voice-artist, Earthquake entered America’s households on the classic run of BET’s "Comic View" and HBO’s "Def Comedy Jam," and the special series, "One Night Stand." Appearances include "The Howard Stern Show," “Real Time with Bill Maher,” "The View," "The Real," and "Late Night with Conan O’Brien."  

Website: www.therealearthquake.com
Facebook: @RealEarthquake
Twitter: @RealEarthquake
Instagram: @therealearthquake


Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. You can currently find Bruce on IFC’s “Maron” and in constant reruns of “Comic View” on BET.

Website: www.bruce-bruce.com
Facebook: @mybrucebruce
Twitter: @mybrucebruce
Instagram: @mybrucebruce


Arnez J. is quickly emerging as one of the hottest comedic artists in the game, known for his highly entertaining standup without using profanity. Television appearances include Comedy Central's “Make Me Laugh,” Showtime’s “Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam,” NBC’s “Friday Night Videos,” “The Mo’Nique Show,” his own BET “Comic View Grandstand Hour Special” and “Comedy Central Presents: Arnez J,” to name a few. His hilarious new comedy special “Racially Motivated” is available now on Netflix.

Facebook: @ArnezJComedy
Twitter: @arnezjcomedy
Instagram: @arnezjcomedy_



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