Royal Comedy Tour offers famous faces, big laughs this weekend

November 15, 2013 

In its fourth year, the Royal Comedy Tour will feature Sommore when it hits the stage Saturday at the City Auditorium in Macon.


The longest-running and most successful urban comedy tour will again hit stages across America this fall, including a stop Saturday at the City Auditorium in Macon. Now in its fourth year, the Royal Comedy Tour features the “Queen B of Comedy” Sommore, alongside veteran comedians Bruce Bruce and Mark Curry, as well as the comedic styling of Dominique and special guest JJ Williamson.

Jokes will cover all ends of the spectrum, poking fun at the absurd parts of politics, race, religion and relationships. Nothing is off limits. This year’s show has a knockout lineup, according to a news release.

“The undisputed queen of comedy and star of the upcoming comedy special ‘Chandelier Status,’ Sommore has been with the tour since the first show of the Royal Comedy Tour. Comedic legend Bruce Bruce -- with standup specials, TV roles and movie appearances under his belt -- is staying busy performing his standup around the country. Mark Curry can currently be seen starring opposite Scott Baio in the Nick At Nite sitcom ‘See Dad Run,’ and Dominique can be heard daily on the air in the Tom Joyner Morning Show.”

All of the comedians have a different style, but blend together to create a tapestry of laughter.

According to the show’s website, “Sommore has emerged as one of America’s top comedic performers consistently delivering sharp sarcasm with an amazing presence.”

Meanwhile, Bruce Bruce “is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style.”

Mark Curry “became a familiar face on television as the host of the syndicated program ‘Showtime at the Apollo.’ After honing his comedic skills in nightclubs across the country, (he) has become one of America’s favorite actors on television.

“The tall, baby-faced funny man starred for five years on ABC’s ‘Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.’ ”

According to her website, Dominique has “a reputation for telling it like it is, raw and uncut,” which has gained her a large following. JJ Williamson is best known for his roles on Nickelodeon.

All in all, the tour aims to “continue the unforgettable tradition set forth by Def Comedy Jam and Comic View. If it’s raw, without regrets, full of real in your face emotion, you will get it from the Royal Comedy Tour. No other tour ever assembled mixes mayhem with merriment in such a way that thousands flock to see it year after year,” according to the website.

“The Royal Comedy Tour gives us an opportunity to discuss issues of today from our perspective,” said Sommore. “There is nothing like hearing what we as comedians think is funny. ... People will always appreciate funny. When all else fails for them in life, they will always appreciate what’s funny. It’s the one constant they can always count on. And on this tour, we will consistently be coming with ‘the funny.’ ”

Royal Comedy Tour

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 16

Where: City Auditorium, 415 First St.

Cost: $40.50 and $48.50


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