Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall – October 28th
Maui Arts & Cultural Center – October 30th
Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents only
starting Tuesday, August 30th at 10:00 A.M. HST
Tickets on sale to general public starting
Saturday, September 3rd at 10:00 A.M. HST
Mike Epps will bring his extraordinary comedic talent to Hawaii this Halloween weekend for what promises to be two unforgettable nights of laughs. Mike will play Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall on October 28th and Kahului’s Maui Arts & Cultural Center on October 30th.
Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor the residents of Hawaii with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale so local residents may purchase the best seats first, before they are offered on the mainland. Starting Tuesday, August 30th at 10:00 A.M., Hawaii residents can get early access to tickets before they go on sale to mainland customers. No password is required for local residents, only a Hawaii zip code. Hawaii residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. Non-Hawaii residents can purchase pre-sale tickets starting Friday, September 2nd at 10:00 A.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, September 3rd at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.
Mike Epps returned this summer in season three of the Starz series Survivor’s Remorse produced LeBron James and Mike O’Malley. He won a 2016 NAACP Image award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal as Uncle Julius. Mike currently stars in the comedy Meet the Blacks which he also executive produced.
In Spring 2017, he will start production on The Weinstein Film Pryor starring opposite Oprah Winfrey, Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson as the legendary comedian Richard Pryor. Written by Bill Condon and Danny Strong, the film will bring to life the comedians ground breaking accomplishments to the stand up stage, TV and films.
He was recently seen in HBO-Emmy Winning bio-pic Bessie based on Bessie Smith, played by Queen Latifah. The film chronicles how Smith overcame her tempestuous personal life to become one of the most acclaimed performing and recording artists of the 1920s and ’30s, earning the nickname Empress of the Blues. Mike plays Richard Morgan, a bootlegger and romantic interest to Bessie Smith. The film also won a Critics Choice Award for “best mini-series/movie.”
In 2011, he was awarded an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Sony Pictures film, Jumping the Broom. He continued to receive critical praise for his dramatic turn in 2012 with Sparkle, opposite Whitney Houston and Jordan Sparks. He further pursued his dramatic side with two important roles: starring opposite Forest Whitaker and Anthony Mackie in the Lionsgate thriller, Repentance, being released through Lionsgate/Codeblack Entertainment., followed by the independent Nina Simone biopic, Nina, starring Zoe Saldana. In Nina, he plays the legendary Richard Pryor, who opened for the singer in the early 60’s.
Mike also continues to headline his Mike Epps Live shows across the country. In 2009, Mike headlined his hugely successful stand-up special, Mike Epps: Underrated and Never Faded, and in 2011 introduced the world to new comedic talent with, Mike Epps Presents…, both which aired on Showtime. He also released his first comedy rap album called Funny Bidness: Da Album. The album featured Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, and Slim Thug to name a few. That year also marked the release of his comedy DVD Funny Bidness. With his undying love for hip-hop, Mike hosted the BET Hip-Hop Awards from 2009-2012. He’ll continue comedic hosting duties this fall with Shaq’s Comedy All-Stars set to air on Showtime.
General Ticket Information
Tickets for Mike Epps, October 28th at 8:00 P.M. the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall are $95.50, $65.50, $45.50, and $35.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Saturday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Center address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814
Tickets for Mike Epps, October 30th at 7:30 P.M. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $65.50, $55.50 and $45.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at (808) 242-7469. Maui Arts & Cultural Center address: 1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732