Comedian and actor Mike Epps has generated quite a buzz among his peers and within the industry for being one of the funniest comedic actors emerging in the Hollywood spotlight. Mike is currently on his own national comedy tour, “Mike Epps: On the Edge” which is selling out major concert venues across the country; making a stop in Augusta, GA at the James Brown Arena on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 8:00pm. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 8, 2010 at 10:00am. Tickets are available online at georgialinatix.com, by phone 1-877-4AUGTIX or at the James Brown Arena Box Office. Prices are $47.50 and $37.50.
It was recently announced that HBO will develop “The Unsuccessful Thug”, a half-hour comedy series based on Mike’s experiences growing up in Indianapolis and occasionally running afoul of the law. Says Epps in Daily Variety, “I wasn’t cut out to be mean, but I was in a mean world and participating in mean things to survive.” The sitcom will journey Mike’s life as he took on standup comedy on a dare and began to put his bad behavior behind him.
Also on his plate, Mike is scheduled to portray Richard Pryor in the upcoming bio pic of the comedic legend’s life. Mike was personally chosen for the role by Pryor himself, and spent the last year visiting with Richard prior to his recent death. It is with great pride that Mike will take on this role of a lifetime. “I don’t feel pressure from the audience necessarily, I feel pressure for myself to do right for Richard himself.” Mike also recently appeared in Something New.
It is roles such as these that are putting Mike on the road to comedic superstardom Mike is perhaps best known for his roles as “Day-Day” opposite Ice Cube in both Next Friday and Friday After Next. He teamed up again with Ice Cube in New Line’s All About the Benjamins, and went on to star in The Fighting Temptations, Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse and most recently, The Honeymooners, Roll Bounce and Something New.
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Added by Augusta Entertainment Complex on November 4, 2010