- Comedian – Actor – Producer – Humanitarian, Chris Tucker is bringing his comedic chops to Booth Amphitheatre this October.
- Tucker will be joined by one of the most highly recognized standup comedians on the road today D.L. Hughley.
- Tickets on Sale Friday, August 31 at 10 a.m.
Chris Tucker with special guest D.L. Hughley will play Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre on October 11, 2018. General Admission Lawn tickets are $39.50 and Reserved Seats and Reserved Table Seats are $65. Go to www.boothamphitheatre.com for more info.
Tickets can be purchased at Booth Amphitheatre (Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.), through etix.com, or by phone at (800) 514-3849. Etix phone hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST
Saturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/noon – 8 p.m. EST. There is an 8 ticket limit.
About Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. He became a favorite on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday starring alongside Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker was an executive producer and co-starred in the hit movie, Money Talks with Charlie Sheen and then appeared in the highly successful Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. In 2006, he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood. His latest project, Chris Tucker Live, was released on July 10, 2015 exclusively on Netflix, and marked the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his own company, Chris Tucker Entertainment. Chris Tucker co-starred in the 2013 Oscar®- nominated film Silver Linings Playbook with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. To date, Tucker has starred in films that have collectively grossed over one billion dollars in box office sales worldwide. Tucker, who is currently on his successful 2015 U.S. comedy tour, has received rave reviews from all over the world, including Asia, the United Kingdom, Australia and the Middle East. Outside of comedy, Tucker is a dedicated humanitarian, spending much of his spare time traveling around the world, doing philanthropic work to make a difference through his Chris Tucker Foundation. www.christucker.com
About D.L. Hughley
One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. DL can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is nationally syndicated in over 60 cities across the country including the #1 radio market – New York. He has also recently released his second book Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years, described as a satirical retrospective of Obama’s years in office. The book, which was released in June, made the New York Times Bestseller List. DL is currently touring as part of the Comedy Get Down Tour, which features DL along with Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy. The tour will be turned into a dock-reality series to air on BET & Comedy Central this fall.
First and foremost a standup comedian, he stars in his ninth stand-up comedy special Clear which is currently airing on Showtime. In 2012, Random House books released his first humorous book. That same year, DL also created and starred in the satirical documentary special for Comedy Central DL Hughley: The Endangered List, which premiered to rave reviews. The special was honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards competition.
Known for being astute and politically savvy in true comedian style, DL served as host of his own late night talk show on CNN DL Hughley Breaks the News, and was a series regular on the NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. DL hosted the TBS’s game show Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host. He also tapped into his playful side and participated in the 16th season of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars.
As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN The Hughleys, DL is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. A veteran of numerous talk show appearances DL switched the tables in 2005, hosting his own talk show on Comedy Central Weekends at the DL. He is a regular on the late night talk show circuit, including always-memorable appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher, and The Tonight Show. He is frequently requested as a guest host for such shows as Good Morning America, The View and Live with Kelly.
DL’s first love always has been, and always will be, standup comedy. “From the minute I first walked onstage and picked up a microphone,” he says, “I knew that it was what I was meant to do.”
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