Cabaret | Oct 9 | Columbia

Leading Ladies Cabaret is a celebrity illusion show performed by top female impersonators. A new line-up of impersonations every show featuring guest performers from around the country.

Dorae Saunders on America's Got Talent

The show stars “America’s Got Talent” contestant, Dorae Saunders. Come see this Las Vegas style female impersonator show. Big hair, gowns, heels, jewelry and make-up! Dancing and birthday celebrations! You will laugh and be amazed! Everyone is welcome.

Brooke Collins, Show Girl of the South
Showgirl of the South
Brooke Collins

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Samantha Hunter
Ebony Goddess
Samantha Hunter

T-Ray Sanders | Oct 14-15 | Columbia

T-Ray Sanders

The Comedy House
2768 Decker Blvd. Columbia SC 29206
Box Office (803) 798-9898

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Comic T-Ray Sanders performs a unique pep rally style of comedy here at the Comedy House. It is a hit with audiences at comedy clubs across the country, generating plenty of laughs, but also sending out a message of motivation.

His television appearances include BET Comic View, Late Nite Laugh Off and Eddie Murphy’s, “Murphy’s Law 07”

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When you here the name Thomas Ray Sanders, you probably assume he is just another average guy, but when you hear him called by his popular stage name “Comedian T-Ray” you know he is anything but average! T-Ray Sanders, grew up with his grandmother in High Point, N.C.. She knew he was anything, but average. Childhood memories include singing in the church choir & giving the graduation speech for his 5th grade class.

He was chose for both due to his extremely loud voice, which caused him to stand out in any crowd. This over whelming presence is what led him into his current career of acting and comedy.

T-Ray performed his first comedy act his senior year of high school. This was the beginning of his love for the stage, known again, for his LOUD voice. Has performed in several stage plays during his lifetime. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, INC. and a Greek Step Show Performer.

T-Ray has been on a road to Hollywood that has allowed him to do stand-up comedy with Chris Tucker, Eddie Griffin, Cheryl Underwood, A.J. Johnson, J.B. Smoove, Katt Williams, Arnez J, Gary Owens, Tyler Craig, Zooman Miller and many more.

Comedian T-Ray is excited about the future opportunities in store and accepts his calling to “entertain the masses LOUDLY!

Mike Epps | Oct 15 | Canceled

MIKE EPPS

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE MIKE EPPS SHOW AT TOWNSHIP AUDITORUM ON OCTOBER 15TH HAS BEEN CANCELED. ALL TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED AT POINT OF PURCHASE.

Township Auditorium

October 15, 2022 | Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm

Tickets start at $51.50

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Bruh-Man | Oct 21-23 | Columbia

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Reginald Ballard is an American character actor and comedian from Galveston, Texas, who is probably best known as “Bruh-man from the fifth flo'” (he would often hold up four fingers when saying this) in the Fox sitcom Martin. After graduation from Ball High School, where he was an all district linebacker, Ballard earned a full football scholarship to Southern Methodist University, where he was also a theatre major. Just before his senior year, Ballard transferred to the University of Missouri, where he continued to play football, while continuing to act, appearing in a university production of A Soldier’s Story in the role of C.J. Memphis.


The Comedy House | Oct 21-23
2768 Decker Blvd. Columbia SC 29206
Box Office (803) 798-9898

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Spurning overtures from pro-football, Ballard headed to Hollywood to pursue his acting career. His film debut was in 1989’s Lock Up. He has appeared in many different television shows, such as Veronica Mars (the episode “Return of the Kane”), The Bernie Mac Show, The Parkers, Sister, Sister, Just Jordan, and the short-lived show, Crumbs. He co-starred in the independent film Big Ain’t Bad as Butch.

Currently, Ballard is performing stand up comedy and making movies in Hollywood.

Rodney Perry | Oct 28-29 | Columbia

Rodney Perry @ Comedy House

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The term “gotta laugh to keep from crying” could easily be any comedian’s mantra but for one Louisiana transplant, Comedian Rodney Perry, the tracks of his tears have been a passionate journey to the top of his game which has led him to laugh out loud at all his naysayers. Born in Chicago, Perry would find the infancies of his comedy career. He was a rambunctious seven year old. His teacher noticed Rodney’s funny nature and made a deal with him. If he would “shut up throughout the course of the day” he would be given an 0pportunity to perform for his classmates at the end of the day. Rodney took his teacher up on that deal. This was the beginning.

Although the city of Chicago has shaped the man that is Rodney Perry. Rodney found his early comedy stride while living in Monroe Louisiana. In the halls of Carroll High School he often found himself acting as the host of talent shows and even emceeing basketball games. Rodney Perry arrived in Louisiana as a boy but he would leave a man. As he graduated from high school Rodney was also given the news that his first daughter was on the way. Perry then made a decision that would affect him for years to come, he joined the U. S. Navy. He says “How could I ask my mom to take care of me and my child? I had to grow up, I had to become a man in a hurry”.

That was the beginning of eight years of service. During which time Rodney was honing his skills as a comedian. As his second tour began to wind down, Perry felt it was time to take what he calls a “Leap of Faith”. He exited the Navy with his then small family and moved to Hollywood. Well, actually Inglewood. Immediately, the harsh realisms of life outside of the military were staring Rodney in the face. He did tons of odd jobs to make the ends meet. He looked up and it was two years later and he still wasn’t living the dream that he had in mind when he relocated to Los Angeles. All that changed during a temporary assignment at the Veterans Administration. During his week at the VA Rodney befriended an amputee. One day he asked Perry; “What are you doing here?” and “Why aren’t you doing what you were set on this earth to do?” That was the wake-up call he needed. Rodney began doing any and everything in the world of comedy. He was an audience warm-up, a radio personality, a writer, and mostly a full-fledged Professional Stand-Up Comedian.

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Rodney Perry has had the opportunity to learn the business of Comedy from some of the best. His first job in Hollywood was serving as writer/warm-up guy for Kym Whitley’s show “Oh Drama” on BET. Doors continued to open for Rodney as he got opportunities to serve as the opening act for the likes of George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey. It was Oscar Winner Mo’Nique that would introduce Rodney to the world on her late night talk show.

Perry calls Atlanta home when he’s not traveling the country to sold-out audiences or hosting his highly popular online radio show, Rodney Perry Live. His career has opened up many doors for him, from his work as co-host of “Who’s Got Jokes” or BET’s “Mo’Nique Show”, to his starring role as Harold in “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family”. Even though Perry is a sought out Actor/Host, he still remains a comedian at heart. He is currently preparing for his ‘made for TV’ comedy special entitled “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and can also be seen every Tuesday night as the current Host of Bounce TV’s “Off the Chain”!

DC Young Fly | Nov 26-27 | Columbia

Tickets at the Comedy House: $40.35 – $51.35 including fees

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Born and raised in Atlanta, DC Young Fly had the distinction of being named one of Variety’s coveted 10 Comics to Watch for 2019. His expansive work in the comedy, acting, and digital spheres have made him a standout as an entertainment multi-hyphenate. As a comedian, actor, influencer, musician, and podcast host, DC has proven that innate comedic ability, abundant creativity, and a passion for generating laughter can be translated across multiple mediums.

DC’s career originated by creating hilarious videos and roasts on Vine which he’s translated into the successful brand that he is today. Currently he is the most sought after veteran cast member on Nick Cannon’s Wild’N Out and has also been an anchor in the growth of the popular podcast, 85 South, which has a global fan base of over 2.1 million subscribers on YouTube, garnering 550 million+ views and 100,000+ live tickets sold.

He guest starred on season one of 50 Cent’s BMF and can also recently be seen playing the historic musician/songwriter ‘Sly Stone’ displaying his musical talent on season two of BET’s American Soul. In the feature film space, he played the lead in Universal’s comedy feature for MTV, How High 2 and can next be seen in the remake of New Line Cinema and SpringHill’s feature film, House Party, premiering this summer. Other past acting credits include Will Packer’s feature film Almost Christmas, FOX’s comedy series REL, and Kenya Barris’ Grownish on Freeform. On the unscripted side, he was the host of MTV’s reboot of TRL and has been a regular on VH1’s new version of Hip Hop Squares. He’s also hosted back to back years in 2020 & 2021 for BET’s annual Hip Hop Awards alongside his podcast co-hosts Karlous Miller and Chico Bean.

“Move strategically and look like what you wanna attract.”

DC YOUNG FLY

Jake Staley | Dec 2-3 | Columbia

Comedian Jake Staley – WINNER of Columbia’s Got Talent.

The Comedy House
2768 Decker Blvd. Columbia SC 29206
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After taking home the win, Jake’s career has sky rocketed!! He is now an on-air talent for Columbia’s Heritage station The Big DM with Shamara and friends from 3 to 7pm.

He has also toured with Rickey Smiley, The Hamiltones, and more. He has also been a featured comedian along some of the comedic greats such as Don “DC” Curry, John Witherspoon, Bruce Bruce, Lil Duval and more!!

The name Jake Staley is definitely a name to look out for. He is completely at home on any platform. It is guaranteed that you will be entertained by his talents.

Kerwin Claiborne | Dec 11 | Columbia

The Comedy House
2768 Decker Blvd. Columbia SC 29206
Box Office (803) 798-9898

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Kerwin Claiborne has just begun a new comedy production called “Thees W@#$ Folks Crazy” which has sold out many venues thus far. Some of the venues that have sold out are The Joke Joint Comedy Club (Houston), Heyenas Comedy Club (Dallas), The Comedy Zone (Charlotte), Looney Bin (Little Rock), Uptown Comedy Club (Atlanta) Chuckles House of Comedy (Memphis) and The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, Helium City  St. Louis, The Comedy Club of Kansas City, just to name a few. Kerwin’s hard work and eager approach to his craft have successfully launched him to stardom. His internet personalities, such as Ms. Mary, Uncle Leroy and Miss Keisha have made it easy for everyday people to relate. Kerwin Claiborne comedy shows are managed and promoted by Carpe Diem Management, LLC

Kerwin hails from a small Mississippi town called Pattison. Growing up, his influences were the likes of Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, and Tyler Perry. For years, Kerwin has watched and studied nothing but the best, all the while perfecting his timing and delivery in various comedy clubs around the country. He used his unbelievable work ethic along with his wit to produce his own videos derived from everyday people he knows. Videos that just happened to go viral on a daily basis.To date, Kerwin has over 1 million social media followers.

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Kerwin Claiborne Uncle Leroy

Capone

“This American humor of ours, call it comedy, call it jokes, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great stress release if only we seize it with both hands and choke the crap out of it.”
–gangster of comedy, Capone.

“This American system of ours, call it Amercianism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we seize it with both hands and make the most of it.”
–gangster Al Capone

Capone

History has a funny way of repeating itself. Take the Windy City of Chicago circa the 1820s when a self-proclaimed Brooklyn street politician named Al Capone revolutionized the crime world with his hustling antics. Nearly 70 years later, the Bronx is introduced to Derrick Lee, another hustler who trades in his ruggish-thuggish ways to become a successful entrepreneur and later metamorphosize the world of comedy as Capone, the Gangster of Comedy.

While both Capones lives slightly parallel each other, our beloved comedian’s life is not tragic, but inspirational. Unlike Chi-town’s original crime lord, Capone, the comedian didn’t ignore the warning signs that he needed to cease the hustle. His first and last sign came in 1991 after receiving a nine-month sentence. It was then that the soon-to-be notorious funnyman knew the street life wasn’t his calling. “Jail was a blessing for me,” recalls the 28-year old comedian of his spiraling street career. “At the rate I was going I’d either be spending a whole lot of time there or end up dead.” With a second chance, Capone left the street life and became a home attendant for the mentally challenged. “It may seem a little far fetched that I chose a Samaritan job, but I’ve always been interested in helping people, especially those who can’t do for themselves.” Although his salary was a far cry from his previous income, he valued his freedom enough to stay on a legitimate path and supplemented his wages by moonlighting as a barber on the weekends. It was at his second job, that he began to hone his comedic skills by engaging in intense snap sessions with co-workers. “I was always crackin’ jokes on the customers or my co-workers so the barber shop served as a sort of comedy haven for me.”

It wasn’t until 1992, when a promoter friend of Capone’s challenged him to take his innate talent off the streets and to the stage that his comedy career was launched. “My first show was at Columbia University,” says the eight year comedic veteran of his meager beginnings and who credits his late mother for his comedic sense. “I won the amateur contest and I was invited to perform with the heavy hitters.” Performing with professionals such as Tracey Morgan (Saturday Night Live), Talent (Wyclef Jean’s 1998 The Carnival), Michael Epps (Next Friday) opened up many doors for the boisterous budding comedian. He immediately ditched his day job after he’d saved his earnings to open his first barber shop six years ago. “It was always one of my dreams to have my own barber shop and work for myself.”

Today, the notorious funnyman is also the C.E.O. of D.D.L. Enterprises (his initials) and owns three businesses in the Bronx -a barber and beauty shop and a computer store. In addition to his acute business savvy, Capone’s ability to adapt to any audience has made him a mainstay in the comedy arena. He’s performed at a slew of comedy clubs including New York’s Caroline’s Comedy Club, Uptown Comedy Club, Boston Comedy Club and tons of universities. It is this same universal comedic flair that helped Capone nab his gig as the host of Harlem’s legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre. “My jokes are personal -relationships, children, society, work, ethnicity,” admits Capone who also hosts the majority of the Apollo’s scheduled concerts. “I transform it into a comedic vision.” Luckily for the humorous, the gangster of comedy and his silly comrades had an even bigger vision -to unite The Big Apple’s top five comedians (Capone, Talent, Gerald Kelly, Drew Frasier and Rob Stapleton) for a N.Y. Kings of Comedy tour. “We decided to put this show together about a year ago, but it was difficult with everyone’s conflicting schedules. But when we finally came together I went straight to the Apollo and made it happen.” The Royal Fam’ is such a hot commodity that the show sold out in less than a week and a second show had to be added. “We’ve gotten an overwhelming response and I’m hoping the show will travel soon.”

As if he isn’t already inundated with enough projects, Capone has also done album skits for one of the Ruff Ryder’s canines Drag-On’s solo debut Opposite of H2O and is currently completing his own debut My Life Was No Joke, a clever fusion of comedy, rhythm and blues and rap due out this July. Capone who is also remembered for his unique style of dress is also planning to launch his own clothing line in the near future. With such a hefty plate, it’s hard to imagine what Capone will most be remembered for -his contribution to the history of comedy or his flourishing businesses. “I want to be remembered as the comedian who handled things his way,” says Capone who also manages to be a doting father despite his dual career. “And as far as my personal contribution, I’d like to touch the lives of people who did not believe in themselves. Everybody has problems that they sometimes can’t control. But after the dark tunnel there’s always light, it’s just how long you’re willing to walk that path.”