IN REAL LIFE COMEDY TOUR
Mike Epps Brings All New Show to Van Andel Arena October 16
With Comedian Desi Banks
Tickets go on sale to the general public August 13 at 10 AM
Grand Rapids – Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring the laughs to Grand Rapids once again with the IN REAL LIFE COMEDY TOUR. Performing at Van Andel Arena on Saturday, October 16 at 8 PM, Epps will be joined on stage with comedian Desi Banks. Tickets go on sale to the general public August 13 at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the DeVos Performance Hall box office during regular box office hours. Please note that the box office will not be open for the on sale. The all-star lineup will be sure to bring down the house with non-stop laughter for an unforgettable night of comedy!
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. Epps is currently starring in the Netflix comedy series “The Upshaws” with Wanda Sykes, and “The House Next Door,” sequel to the 2016 film “Meet The Blacks.” His recent film credits include the Amazon feature “Troup Zero” with Viola Davis, Allison Janney and Jim Gaffigan, in addition to the Netflix comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” with Eddie Murphy. Last summer, Epps released his latest standup special, “Mike Epps: Only One Mike” (Netflix), and dropped the single “We Goin’ Out” featuring Big Boi and Sleepy Brown. Up next, Epps will be starring in “Last Friday.”
The In Real Life Comedy Tour is presented by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States.
ABOUT MIKE EPPS
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."
ABOUT DESI BANKS
Desi Banks is an actor, comedian, and cultural influencer based out of Atlanta, GA. With over 6 million followers on Instagram, he is known for his hilariously relatable digital sketches featuring popular characters Parlay, Lil Johnny and Grandma Reese. In addition, Desi can be seen on the big screen alongside Regina Hall, Marsai Martin and Issa Rae in Will Packer’s film “Little” as well as in the romantic comedy “Love By Chance” alongside Terri J. Vaughn and Clifton Powell.
About ASM Global
Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall are managed by ASM Global. ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. For more information, please visit asmglobal.com.