James Gregory | July 22 | Augusta

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 7:30pm

Miller Theater, Augusta GA

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For decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best.

The trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.

Arnez J | July 22-24 | Columbia

To those in the know Arnez J. one of the hottest, most talked about comedic artists in the game. His
raw energy, talent and comedic skill quickly landed Arnez the coveted hosting slot on BET’s longest running comedy series “Comic View” for two seasons joining the ranks of hosts such as D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer. His hilarious new comedy special “Racially Motivated” is now available on
Netflix.

Arnez J.’s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. “J is a whirling dervish on stage–he runs,
jumps, spins, slides, slips, and mugs through a performance, acting out many of his bits while describing
them,” wrote Doug Kaufman in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Arnez admits of himself “I’ve always
expressed my things through mannerisms and facial expressions rather than speaking.”

On his own at age 14, Arnez lied about his age to get a job at a gas station to work his way through
school. With dreams to become a professional baseball player, Arnez began working as a flight
attendant when those baseball plans fell through. It was while working as a flight attendant that Arnez
discovered his comedic talent. He realized that he had the ability to keep the passengers and crew
laughing and, upon encouragement from friends, he made his first attempt at stand-up comedy. After
that first night on stage, he knew what he wanted to do. He left his job with the airlines and made the
decision to devote all of his time to a career in comedy.

Arnez got a chance to combine his ambitions as both an athlete and performer when he was recruited
by scouts for the famed Harlem Globetrotters basketball team who saw his very physical comedy
routine at a local basketball game. However, after several months, a knee injury ended his
Globetrotters career, finally clearing the way for him to devote himself full time to standup comedy.

An Atlanta native, Arnez began working the comedy circuit in Georgia and quickly became one of
“Hotlanta’s” funniest newcomers. A finalist in the “Bay Area Black Comedy Competition,” he was
immediately noticed by the entertainment industry and was asked to make his first television
appearance on Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network.” Numerous television appearances soon followed
including appearances on “The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show,” “Louie Anderson’s Comedy Showcase,”
Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh,” NBC’s “Friday Night Videos,” “The Mo’Nique Show”, Russell
Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam,” his own BET “Comic View Grandstand Hour Special,” and “Comedy
Central Presents: Arnez J.” He was most recently seen headlining Showtime’s “Shaquille O’Neal
Presents: All Star Comedy Jam.”

Today, Arnez is widely considered one of the best working artists, with a polished and highly
entertaining standup routine that keeps his audiences entertained without having to use profanity. In
keeping with his plan, Arnez keeps up a dizzying pace performing for sold out crowds at arenas and
other venues across the country.

Southern Momma | July 22-24 | Charlotte

Southern Momma Comedy Tour

Fri, Jul 22, 2022

7:00 PM 9:45 PM

Sat, Jul 23, 2022

7:00 PM 9:45 PM

Sun, Jul 24, 2022

7:00 PM

Originally from Mumford, Alabama, Darren Knight is the fastest-rising comedian in American History. His character, Southern Momma, is a household name in the South.  He has a massive nationwide following on multiple social media platforms and was named one of “10 Comics To Watch” by Variety Magazine.

Earthquake | July 29 | Columbia

The Legendary Tour with EARTHQUAKE featuring Donnell Rawlings
Friday, July 29, 2022 | 8:00 p.m at the Koger Center for the Arts

Comedian, actor and voice-artist Earthquake made his way into the housholds and hearts of his loyal fanbase in the 90’s at the height of television programming for the urban comedian. Shows like BET’s Comic View, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, glimpses of Laffapalooza and Shaq’s Comedy Allstars became fan favorites. Earthquake’s DVD collection of comedy specials made him the stand-out comedic talent of that era. Those specials include, About Got Damm TimeWalter Latham PresentsFrom the Outhouse to the Whitehouse and These Ain’t Jokes for Showtime. As a result, his presence on the comedy circuit added a relatable and celebrated point of view that resonated with thousands of fans, and he found his sweet spot-on numerous tours and club dates. Never leaving a fan disappointed, ‘Quake’ (as he is affectionately known), quickly became a closer or multi-headliner fixture on some of the biggest tours in the country.

Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene Street Columbia, SC 29201
kogercenter@sc.edu | 803-777-7500 | Tickets: 803-251-2222

Kurtis Conner | Aug 21 | Columbia

Kurtis Conner Live
Sunday, August 21, 2022 | 7:00 p.m at the Koger Center for the Arts

Sit back and enjoy a fun-filled night of stand-up comedy from YouTuber/podcaster/country music artist/mayor…Kurtis Conner.
And please be nice to him! It’s the law!

Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene Street Columbia, SC 29201
kogercenter@sc.edu | 803-777-7500 | Tickets: 803-251-2222

Kurtis Conner – YouTube

Kurtis Conner – Website – Merchandise

Don DC Curry

Don DC Curry

Widely known as the star of numerous stand-up comedy tours in arenas worldwide and headlining at the nation’s hottest comedy clubs, Don “D.C.” Curry’s talents are far more than meets the eye at a single glance. At second glance you’ll see him co-starring in major studio pictures or taking on the duties of leading man in indie feature films. Look again and you’ll see him touring the country as the lead in a hit stage play or serving as the front man of his own R&B and Blues band. Take yet another glimpse (or listen) and you’ll hear him shining as a skilled voice-over artist on hit TV shows like Boondocks. Bottom line, DC Curry is a very versatile, and extremely funny man.

The milestones of his colorful career read like a Hollywood highlight reel: In 1995, after prevailing against the top up and coming urban comedians in the country, DC won the coveted title of “Comedian Of The Year” by winning the BAY AREA BLACK COMEDY COMPETITION (of which he is now the perennial host), joining the ranks of famous alumni Jamie Foxx, D.L. Hughley, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, Nick Cannon and Mark Curry. He went on that same year to be named “Comedian Of The Year” by the BET network (his classic bits from the early years can be seen regularly on The Best of BET’s Comicview.

Next, he taped his first television special. By the next season he was hosting COMIC VIEW. After garnering the attention of industry executives, he earned a series regular role on ABC’s Grace Under Fire. DC performed on such popular talk shows as HBO’s critically acclaimed, THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW and THE ROSEANNE SHOW. Demonstrating his versatility, DC hosted Wesley Snipes’/TNT network’s martial arts special, BLADE SALUTES THE MASTERS OF MARTIAL ARTS.

In radio he spouted his comedic wisdom on one of Dallas’ top radio stations for five years and he’s been an on-air spokesman for California Energy Conservation. As a film actor and TV personality, he has both “chops” and notable range. He appeared as Pastor Jones on the NBC sitcom, THE TRACY MORGAN SHOW. He stars as the sadistic gangster in the crime drama, TWO DEGREES. He’s the outrageous Uncle Elroy in NEXT FRIDAY, and the hilarious holiday ‘three-quel’ FRIDAY AFTER NEXT.

He was the grumpy boss as a series regular on the aforementioned ABC’S GRACE UNDER FIRE and was an actor/singer, along with Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers on THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW. He taped, DON “DC” CURRY-NERVOUS BREAKDOWN LIVE! his own DVD/cable TV special and CD that he also co-produced. His cable special, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS DC CURRY, continues to air on that network. He’s appeared twice at both the “U.S. Comedy Arts Festival,” in Aspen and the “Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival” in Montreal.

During the winter of 2006 D.C. guest starred on Chris Rock’s hit sitcom EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS and starred in the national touring stage play CASINO along with Kelly Price and his good friend the late, great Gerald Levert. Later in 2006 he also starred in the Gospel musical IF YOU WON’T TELL, I WON’T TELL. That same season D.C. performed to a rousing standing ovation on the return of HBO’s Russell Simmons’ DEF COMEDY JAM. D.C.’s installment was touted by executive producer Russell Simmons, as one of the strongest shows in Def Comedy Jam history. Capping off a very busy fall 2006, he made two appearances on Byron Allen’s new syndicated hit COMICS UNLEASHED.

Don DC Cury, I Won't Tell, A Gospel Play

During the winter and spring of 2007, DC was the lead in the hit stage play, YOU GOT ME BENT AND TWISTED, co-starring Jackee, Debbie Morgan and Chrystale. In the spring of 2008, by special request, he graced Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Theatre stage as a special guest on Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment, Stand-Up series on the Starz network. He also made another appearance on Byron Allen’s Comic’s Unleashed. During he summer of 2008 he appeared on BET’s new stand-up comedy strip, One Mic Stand. In the spring of 2009 and summer 2010 he made his first appearances on the hit comedy animation series BOONDOCKS. In February 2011 he appeared on TV One’s Way Black When, their highly popular, annual Black History Month late night variety show.

For nearly a decade, DC has been expanding his audience and his range on both sides of the camera. He and his manager, writer/director Tony Spires, produced their own feature film, the gritty, crime drama, TWO DEGREES, in which Curry both stars and executive produces. DC’s latest starring role has been touted as his greatest acting work to date-the dramatic comedy TEARS OF A CLOWN, a feature film which chronicles the rise, fall and redemption of an African American stand-up comic, starring Curry, William L. Johnson, Tami Roman and Spires.

Corey Holcomb

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Going from hanging in the hood to performing comedy on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” not to mention the privilege of afterward being invited to take a seat on the “couch” which not many comics are asked to do, has been a long and fulfilling journey.

Corey’s comedy genius transcends class and racial divides. If you understand English, Corey’s humor will tickle your funny bone. People all over the world can relate to the drama of trying to make a relationship work. According to Corey, a “hunter” (man) being captured by his “prey” (woman) makes for the best comedy ever.

Corey offers plenty of advice on how men who have been the victim of a “hostile takeover” by the female in the relationship can take back control. You can believe there is no counselor on the planet who offers the kind of relationship advice and remedies Corey dispenses from the stage.

Corey Holcomb’s comedy set is both an auditory and visual experience. His facial gestures alone can make an audience burst with laughter. “I spend a lot of time practicing my stage faces because I need to be able to convey care and concern while I criticize.”

Corey’s film and television credits include 20th Century Fox’s “Like Mike,” a recurring role on UPN’s “Half & Half,” NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and “Late Friday,” Fox’s “Mad TV,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” and BET’s “Comic View.”

Lavell Crawford

Lavell Crawford is a SAG Award Winning actor, writer, and producer who is best known for playing Saul Goodman’s bodyguard, “Huell Babineaux” on AMC’s BREAKING BAD.

Lavell Crawford

Lavell recently hit the big screen alongside Tyler Perry in BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN for Tyler Perry Studios,  MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES for Twentieth Century Fox, AMERICAN ULTRA for Lionsgate, MEET THE BLACKS for Freestyle/Lionsgate and THE RIDICULOUS 6 on Netflix.

Cable TV projects include a series regular role on Adult Swim’s new series, SPERM WHALE as well as his on-going recurring roles on THE CRAZY ONES, SUPER FUN NIGHT, and IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. Lavell has repeatedly guest hosted the STEVE HARVEY RADIO SHOW and has had regular appearances on CHELSEA LATELY, TOSH.0 and WORKAHOLICS. He also lends his voice as recurring characters on Adult Swim’s SQUIDBILLIES.

Lavell began his career on the comedy circuit. He appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, headlined at LAFFAPALOOZA, America’s longest-running annual urban comedy festival. He was the runner up to Jon Reep in Last Comic Standing on NBC.