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Valentine's Comdy Show at Memorial Auditorium
This Valentine s Day, give your Valentine the gift of laughter at the My Funny Valentine Comedy Jam! The laugh-out-loud lineup coming to Chattanooga will include the funnywoman of daytime talk Sheryl Underwood, the former host of ComicView on BET Arnez J, the host of the new Showtime at the Apollo Tony Rock, In Living Color s Tommy Davidson, and from the Tom Joyner Morning Show Damon Williams. The show will take place Friday, February 15, 2013 AT Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the Memorial Auditorium box office, online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com, or charge by phone 423-642-TIXS.
COMEDIANS TO PERFORM:
SHERYL UNDERWOOD Sheryl Underwood is one of the funniest and topical standup comics working on the road today. As co-host of BET's talk show "Oh Drama!" Sheryl was an immediate hit. BET recognized Sheryl's way with words and sharp appeal and called on her to host her own show "Hollah! Always a member of the BET family, Sheryl was brought back to Comic View with her own segment Sheryl Speaks . Sheryl s voice has been heard on the radio on the Tom Joyner Morning show and Sirius Satellite Radio, on Jaime Foxx s The FoxxHole. Sheryl has appeared on ABC's The View , "Politically Incorrect , the "Late, Late Show" with Craig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately , HBO s Def Comedy Jam, and was a regular on Comedy Central s Tough Crowd . Film credits include Bulworth and Master P's I Got the Hook Up. Sheryl can currently be seen on the daytime talk show The Talk .
ARNEZ J Rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians, Arnez J s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. Arnez can currently be seen in his own One-Hour comedy special for BET, and due to the success of the special, has recently landed the plum role as host of BET s signature standup comedy series Comicview. Arnez made 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, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, his own BET Comic View Grandstand Hour Special and many others. He hasn t stopped since then. Currently, Arnez is going to be filming a new stand up special live from the Wilbur Theater this winter for release soon after.
TONY ROCK Being the brother of an established entertainer, Tony was able to successfully elude the shadows of his older sibling and step into his own limelight. After more than a decade of experience, Tony has proven himself as a skillful comedian, actor, and executive producer. When in New York, he's a regular at the famous "Comic Strip", "Caroline's" and "Stand-Up New York". When in Los Angeles, he's performed at "The Improv", "The Comedy Store", "The Comedy Union", and he hosts Chocolate Sundays at "The Laugh Factory" in Hollywood. Tony has found comfort on the big screen; playing roles in movies such as Three Can Play That Game, alongside Vivica A. Fox, and Life Support, with veteran entertainer Queen Latifah. Tony stepped into the role of executive producer on projects such as The Funny Spot (2008) and The Tony Rock Project (2008), both of which he also hosts. His "Comedy Central Presents" special aired in 2010, and Tony continues to tour comedy clubs and arenas around the country. He will appear in the next season of BET s Reed Between The Lines, and as the host of the new Showtime at The Apollo.
TOMMY DAVIDSON Starting his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, he was spotted by major concert promoters who booked him as the opening act for A-list touring acts. It wasn't long before he came to Hollywood and was performing stand-up at a number of clubs which led to his first national television appearances, most notably join the uniquely talented cast of In Living Color. His visibility on In Living Color led to three Showtime specials. His elasticity as a performer who delivers on both the big and small screen led to other projects like the lead in the Disney's animated series, The Proud Family and as a host on FOX's The NFL Show, alongside football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa. He is currently receiving critical raves for a cameo in the award-winning documentary, Just Like Us, a feature film masterpiece which is a cross-cultural study of stand-up comedy bridging all ethnicities. Tommy travels internationally selling out every venue in which he headlines.
DAMON WILLIAMS Damon William s numerous television appearances include BET's ComicView as well as his own one-hour special. He's been featured on BET LIVE and hosted several episodes of the legendary Showtime at the Apollo. In 1999, Damon performed for more than 300,000 fans as the opening act for the highly successful Kings of Comedy Tour, establishing him as one of the elite comics in the nation. And finally, Damon maintains his weekly comedy showcase at B'n'J's in Matteson, IL, and often opens for the hit sketch comedy team "Forgotten City" at Second City. He can currently be heard on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.
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Emma Watson says even young women turned out to support her appearance.
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Emma Watson says the reception made her glad she came to Uruguay.
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Emma Watson says she's willing to use her celebrity status to address causes she cares about.
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Host Nick Cannon congratulates winner Mat Franco. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Emily West, runner-up
Singer Emily West, the runner-up, says she's happy for winner Mat Franco. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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