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Sommore

Sommore

Special event! Queens of Comedy, HBO, Showtime, BET

September 15-17

  • Price: $30 general admission
  • Showtimes: Friday 7:30/9:45, Saturday 7:30/9:45, Sunday 7:30
  • Featuring: TBD
  • Sommore's website

SPOTLIGHT

The “Queen of Comedy” is returning to the Improv. Sommore is a trailblazing performer, serving with distinction as the first female host of BET’s Comic View. Since that sensational beginning, she has toured the country countless times over, produced two of her own comedy specials and popped up in a bunch of hit movies. We’re honored to have her back a second year in a row.

OFFICIAL BIO

Sommore reigns as the undisputed “Queen of Comedy.” This trendsetting, highly-acclaimed veteran entertainer is widely considered one of America’s top comedic female entertainers. With a winning combination of class and sass, Sommore offers audiences a hilarious, yet piercing look at today's issues from a woman’s perspective. She is frank and fearless in her routines, tackling topics that range from the mundane to the controversial with wit, intelligence and style. Praised by critics, respected by her peers, and adored by a diverse fan base, she performs her stand-up act to sold-out audiences across the country, and she is among the top-grossing stand-up comediennes in the United States and abroad. Oprah Winfrey proclaimed her “a force to be reckoned with in the new millennium.”

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Sommore has had a meteoric rise to the top of her field and has been a trailblazer for women in the comedy business. She was the first woman to host BET’s ”Comic View,” presiding over the 1994-1995 season, and in 1995, she received the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year. She also has hosted Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam,” and “Showtime at the Apollo.” She was part of the record-breaking “Queens of Comedy” tour in 2000, which garnered Sommore a wider fan base and got her registered in Guinness' Book of World Records when she performed to a captivated audience of more than 50,000 people in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2001 made-for-television movie based on that tour was the highest-rated and longest running special in the history of the Showtime Network. Never one to rest on her laurels, Sommore was a featured comic in the “Latham Entertainment Presents” tour in 2002, where she was the only woman performer.

In 2002, Sommore made her film debut in Friday After Next. She has also been featured in a number of other films including, Family Reunion (2002), Soul Plane (2004), Something New (2006), and Dirty Laundry (2007). She wrote and produced her very own comedy specials, “The Queen Stands Alone,” in 2008 and “Chandelier Status” in 2012. Both were a filmed version of her stand-up act, which debut to rave reviews on Comedy Central and Showtime Networks respectively. Both DVDs are currently in stores and are amongst the best sellers among stand-up films.

She continues to hone her skills and expand her reputation as a comedienne, performing to sold-out audiences across the country in both large arenas including the world famous Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York City and Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, as well as at premiere comedy clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway in New York and the world famous Improvs. With her fresh approach to comedy, her distinctive style, and her groundbreaking accomplishments in the entertainment industry, she is a true “Queen of Comedy,” – a title she plans to hold for years to come.