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Chris Tour Announces Comedy Tour

Comedian Chris Tucker is set for an 18 date national stand-up comedy tour.

The Rush Hour and Friday star will begin the tour July 19th in Long Beach, CA, and continue until November 26th, ending in Oakland, CA.

Tickets go on sale beginning July 15th at 10:00 am at and

Early in his stand-up career, Tucker gained a reputation as one of the leading comics on the Los Angeles comedy circuit and was invited to participate in hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO, where he became a frequent performer.

As a high energy actor, Tucker paired up with one of rap’s greatest, Ice Cube, in the 1995 cult classic, Friday.

As “Smokey” in Friday, Tucker utilized his keen sense of comedy and acting while developing a signature screen persona that would garner international fame and recognition.

He then gave a remarkable performance alongside veteran actor Lorenz Tate in Dead Presidents and landed co-starring roles in such memorable films as Money Talks, with actor Charlie Sheen; The Fifth Element with action hero Bruce Willis; and Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.

Beyond the popularity and notoriety of the previous years’ films, it was the 1998 blockbuster hit Rush Hour that amassed a global following to catapult Tucker to international stardom.

The action comedy, starring Tucker and martial artist Jackie Chan, would transfix audiences and surpass box office records, making the feature film an extraordinary global success.

Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, both huge hits with audiences, further established Tucker as one of the great comedy actors of his generation.

Dates for Tucker’s tour are posted below:

August 19 Terrace Theater Long Beach, CA

August 20 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ

September 2 Borgata Events Center Atlantic City, NJ

September 3 Palace Theatre Albany Albany, NY

September 4 NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY

September 9 Shea’s Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY

September 10 Citi Wang Theatre Boston, MA

September 16 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL

September 23 UNO Lakefront Arena New Orleans, LA

September 24 The Fillmore Miami Beach

at Jackie Gleason Theater Miami, FL

September 30 Murat Theatre at Old National Center Indianapolis, IN

October 1 Fox Theatre Detroit, MI

October 7 DAR Constitution Hall Washington, DC

October 14 Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX

October 21 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA

October 22 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Sacramento, CA

November 25 Civic Theatre San Diego, CA

November 26 Paramount Theatre Oakland, CA