FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing
Saenger Theatre & Mahalia Jackson Theater
1111 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans, LA (December 12, 2016) - Comedian/actors Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker will join forces at the Saenger Theatre on February 15th for an unforgettable night of hilarity. Both Chappelle and Tucker have acquired years of stand-up comedy, acting and producing among other talents.
Dave Chappelle began his film care in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights and then subsequently landed rolls in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan.
In 2003, Chappelle became more widely known for his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show, also co-written with Brennan, which ran until his retirement from the show two years later. By 2006, Chappelle was called the "comic genius of America" by Esquire and, in 2013, "the best" by a Billboard writer. The show continues to run in late-night syndication and on television networks around the world.
Chris Tucker is 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.
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. His most recent project, Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk was recently released in theaters in November 2016.
Tickets for Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker ($59.75 - $99.75) go on sale Wednesday, December 14th at 10am at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com, livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.
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