LADIES NIGHT COMEDY TOUR @ NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
NEWARK, NJ - Calling all ladies!!!! Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour featuring ADELE GIVENS, SHERRI SHEPHERD, LONI LOVE, JANELLE JAMES, and hosted by Bravo’s leading lady NENE LEAKES makes a stop at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8PM.
NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta) hosts this outrageous stand-up comedy event featuring Adele Givens (the big-screen Beauty Shop), Sherri Shepherd (former longtime host on The View), Loni Love (co-host of Fox’s Emmy-winning The Real), and Janelle James (of HBO’s current Crashing).
In addition to her role on Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe has played recurring roles on two Ryan Murphy hits, Glee and The New Normal. For this hilarious evening, she’ll play host to four of the funniest women in America: GRAMMY-nominated comedy queen Adele Givens, whose appearances include Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, the popular sitcom The Hughleys, and her own comedy special on HBO; former The View host Sherri Shepherd, who starred in her own Sherri sitcom on Lifetime, currently a regular on Hulu’s Trial & Error; Loni Love, who has starred in big-screen hits like Mother’s Day and Soul Plane in addition to her co-hosting role on Fox’s long-running The Real; and fast-rising stand-up sensation Janelle James, who recently finished touring with Chris Rock as part of his Total Blackout Tour, and can be seen on HBO’s Crashing and Comedy Central’s @midnight.
Tickets to see Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour at NJPAC go on sale Friday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.
About Adele Givens:
Adele Givens has done it all! Adele was crowned winner of the Crown Royal Comedy competition in the city of Chicago. Since that day Adele has realized that she was destined to become comedic royalty. The title is well deserved with such credits as Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, The All Stars of Def Comedy Jam. Showtime at the Apollo. The Oprah Winfrey show. HBO Comedy half-hour, Comedy Central Presents, Queen Adele has certainly reigned supreme long before Queen Adele made her acting debut, guest-starring in such sitcoms as Martin, Moesha, The Parkers, The Steve Harvey show, a recurring role on The Tracey Ullman show and becoming a series regular on the hit sitcom The Hughley’s to name a few. Loving her newfound tree, Queen Adele branched out to do her very own morning radio show (The Adele Givens morning show on WGCI 107.5 FM Chicago), but not before filming her first movie role as Tricks in the film, The Player’s Club. Before long, HBO recognized her majesty by offering her a chance to do her own HBO Half-hour comedy special and television pilot The Adele Givens show. Adele also served as co-host of the Source Magazine Awards pre-show. Queen Adele Givens wowed audiences everywhere on the very successful Queens of Comedy tour (13 consecutive sold out dates and the album were nominated for a Grammy Award.
About Sherri Shepherd:
Whether on stage or screen, Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences.
In August 2009, Sherri was a part of groundbreaking history when the hosts of The View won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host. That same year, Sherri and the co-hosts were chosen as part of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine while Forbes ranked The View hosts #11 among the top “30 of the Most Influential Women in Media.”
In addition to daytime television, Sherri competed in the fourteenth season of ABC’s wildly popular, “Dancing with the Stars.” She continues to be a memorable player in prime time and frequently guest-starred on the Emmy award-winning series 30 Rock as Tracy Morgan’s wife, Angie Jordan. Sherri executive produced and starred in her own sitcom SHERRI on Lifetime and has made laugh out loud appearances in Less than Perfect, Everybody Loves Raymond, Joan of Arcadia, Suddenly Susan and The Jamie Foxx Show. She got rave reviews in the lead dramatic role of Joy White in the Lifetime movie "Abducted: the Carlina White Story" and most recently co-starred w Katherine Heigl in "One for the Money". Additionally, she has appeared in such feature films as the award-winning Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Guess Who, Who’s Your Caddy, Beauty Shop and Cellular. Sherri also had a successful run in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit "Love, Loss and What I Wore."
About Loni Love:
Loni Love is currently a co-host of The Real, the one-hour daily talk show which has just been renewed for a fifth AND sixth season on Fox stations. The nationally syndicated show (with a rebroadcast in primetime on cable network BET) was touted by the New York Post as “fun, funny, involved in life, outrageous by nature, warm and, most of all, real.” The show was nominated for four EMMY Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show, and won the EMMY for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts. The Real also won a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series.
About Janelle James:
Janelle is a New York based comedian that can be seen on The Comedy Lineup on Netflix, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac (NBC/Seeso), @midnight (Comedy Central), Uproarious (Fuse) and Crashing (HBO). She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine. Janelle’s debut comedy album, Black and Mild was released on September 29th, 2017 on Audible, iTunes, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify and anywhere else the finest comedy is sold and streamed. Janelle recently wrapped as a staff writer on The Rundown (BET) after touring with Chris Rock on his Total Blackout tour.
About NeNe Leakes:
Never shy to tell you how it is, the "original housewife" of Atlanta, author, actor, and entrepreneur Nene Leakes is busier than ever. Fresh off of traveling nationwide for the extension of her successful one-woman comedy show, after popular demand, she is excited to embark on new business ventures including the expansion of her luxury clothing and accessories store Swagg Boutique and her new popup location Swaggalicious to the South Florida market.
Nene's life is turned upside down as Gregg is faced with a cancer diagnosis, shifting her focus from touring the world to staying by his side as they experience the ups and downs of the disease together. Incredibly resilient, Nene is looking forward to new beginnings and is hopeful for what life will bring.
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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 9 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children and families) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.