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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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CLEANING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it a case of fighting water pollution with pop culture. Back on Monday, the official Twitter account for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water made it appear the government had teamed up with the Kardashian clan to clean the nation's waterways. There was a message about the online game "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood." The video game lets players do important things like appear at red carpets, do photo shoots and other essential acts to help the environment. The EPA says the off-topic tweet was posted by an intern. But before it was pulled down, it drew a joking comment from the account of 88-year-old congressman John Dingell. It asked: What is a Kardashian? The following day Dingell's account indicated the lawmaker now knew what a Kardashian is -- but said that only led to more questions.
Environmental Protection Agency site: http://www.epa.gov
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Douglas had the option of changing the script for the movie "And So It Goes" to avoid uncomfortable parallels with his own life. He chose not to do that. Douglas says his character's son in "And So It Goes" has drug problems, as does his own son, Cameron. He recalls reading the script and shaking his head with a smile. Douglas says he didn't want to change the story because he didn't know what the alternative would be. "And So It Goes" opens Friday.
Michael Douglas says he had an open mind about playing the father whose son has drug problems in "And So It Goes."
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Michael Douglas says he and director Rob Reiner were in a movie called "Summertree."
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Michael Douglas says he bonds with director Rob Reiner because they have similar backgrounds.
"DOWNTON ABBEY" RETURNS
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- No surprise for the legion of "Downton Abbey" fans. The show will return for a fifth season on PBS in January. The public broadcasting outlet is promising that the show "will have some surprises in it" when it returns. But that assumes U.S. viewers won't be creeping across the pond to glean hints about the show from British online posts, because the show airs earlier in England than it does here. Meanwhile the return date for another PBS series is in limbo. PBS chief Paula Kerger says they will have to wait to find out when the mystery "Sherlock" will finish production before a slot can be determined.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Fans of X-Men get to enter the mind of Professor X. The Comic-Con pop-culture convention is offering a virtual reality experience, promoting the fall Blu-ray release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Visitors to the 20th Century Fox exhibit get to experience the fictional Cerebro technology used to track the X-men mutants. The 90-second virtual adventure is done through an Oculus Rift 3-D headset, while fans sit in Professor X's wheelchair. Comic-Con opens tomorrow in San Diego.
It's a virtual reality trip, into the mind of Professor X. The AP's Jamie Friar reports on one of the attractions at Comic-Con.
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Here's Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, in the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" trailer.
DENZEL WASHINGTON TO SHOW FILM AT TORONTO FESTIVAL
NEW YORK (AP) -- The names are big in Hollywood: Denzel Washington, Chris Rock and Kate Winslet. But those names will also be prominent in Toronto -- home of an International Film Festival that gets under way in September. Washington and Rock will be among those rolling out films at the event. And Winslet will star in "A Little Chaos," the film that will close out the festival. The Toronto film fest is the considered a major event to help launch into Hollywood's awards season.
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