Scene and Heard


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on June 17, 2011




New York, NY, June 15, 2011 – Shaquille O’Neal, through his company Shaq Entertainment, today announced the launch the first All-Star Comedy Jam tour.  “I played with many All-stars on the court and laughed with these All-stars off the court,” said Shaq.  “I’m happy to present this hand-picked lineup as the first Shaq All-Star tour.” 

The tour kicks off Friday, September 9th in Memphis as part of the Southern Heritage Classic and will play in more than 20 U.S. cities this fall.  This is the first new venture following Shaq’s retirement from the NBA and is produced in association with AEG Live.  Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 17 at 10am at


The tour brings many of the hilarious comedians presented at Shaq’s All-star Comedy Jams shot during NBA All-star Weekends over the last three years.  These highly rated television specials have aired annually since 2009 and a new full hour special for tour host, DeRay Davis, will premier Friday, July 1st.   The lineup may also include All-Star comedians such as Aries Spears; Corey Holcomb; Tommy Davidson; Capone; Gary Owen and Tony Roberts. 


The tour will also be filmed live for a reality show called All-Star Comedy Jam Backstage Pass.  The filming of the show will be produced and distributed by Codeblack Entertainment.


In the last four years, Shaq Entertainment has launched the highly successful All-Star Comedy Jam brand, producing several television specials, a highly successful DVD series and also helped catapult comedian Kevin Hart into the national spotlight.   


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Date                                        City                                         Venue

September 9                           Memphis, TN                          Orpheum Theatre

September 10                         Clearwater, FL                        Ruth Eckherd Hall

September 16                         New Haven, CT                      Shubert Performing Arts Center

September 17                         New York, NY                         Best Buy Theater

September 23                         Seattle, WA                             The Moore Theatre

September 24                         San Diego, CA                        Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay

September 30                         Richmond, VA                                    Landmark Theater

October 1                                Washington DC                       DAR Constitution Hall

October 7                                Atlanta, GA                             Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

October 8                                Birmingham, AL                      Alabama Theatre

October 14                              Baltimore, MD                         Modell PAC at the Lyric

October 15                              Norfolk, VA                             Chrysler Hall Theatre

October 21                              Nashville, TN                          Ryman Auditorium

October 22                              Charlotte, NC                          Ovens Auditorium

October 29                              Louisville, KY                          W.L Lyons Brown Theatre

November 4                            Hammond, IN (Chicago)        The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

November 5                            Cleveland, OH                                    The Palace Theatre

November 11                          Philadelphia, PA                      Keswick Theatre

November 12                          Pittsburgh, PA                         Byham            Theatre

November 18                          Kansas City, MO                    The Midland by AMC

November 19                          Minneapolis, MN                     State Theatre                 


SHAQ ENTERTAINMENT founded by NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal is a vertically integrated entertainment and new media company primarily engaged in the promotion and management of live urban themed stand up comedy events. Shaq Entertainment has a partnership with AEG Live to co-promote and produce its live events as well as a partnership with Codeblack Entertainment to produce, film and distribute its properties via Television, DVD, Mobile and Digital outlets.


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