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Legends of Comedy Is Coming to Durham in August

Legends of Comedy Is Coming to Durham in August

The most star-studded gathering of comedy legends will take place at The Carolina Theatre of Durham Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 8 p.m.

DURHAM, NC – 5 Jul, 2017 – VitalSoul Group presents  Legends of Comedy  Saturday, August 5 at 8 p.m.. Tickets are available online at Carolina Theatre and Ticketmaster

The event will be hosted by Corey Manning and feature celebrity comedy legends Talent Harris, Rodney Perry, and Chris Thomas. “I’m looking forward to coming home to Durham, NC on August 5th and encourage everyone to join me and my mentors, friends and legends in comedy; Talent Harris, Rodney Perry and Chris Thomas, as we fill the Carolina Theatre with side-splitting laughter,” said Manning, “With the addition of an amazing performance by the legendary Chubb Rock, this will definitely be a night to remember.”

About the Performers

Corey Manning is a native of Durham, North Carolina and is loved by the local people for his comedic talent. He has toured with some of the best comedians in the world including Mo’Nique, Damon Wayans, Bill Bellamy, Bobby Collins, Tracy Morgan, Robert Kelly, Earthquake, Chris Thomas, Arnez J., Tommy Davidson, Lavell Crawford, Adele Givens, Kevin Knox, Bruce Bruce, Sheryl Underwood, and John Witherspoon.

Talent Harris   has made special appearances on BET’s Comic View, HBO Snaps, and Def Comedy Jam, and has a spot on New York’s 98.7 KISS FM morning show. Talent has also appeared in the movies “Sunset Park,” “Full Court Press,” and “A Brother’s Kiss.” Deemed the official “King of New York Comedy,” Talent is an unorthodox comedian who regales audiences with his knack for storytelling.

Rodney Perry’s first gig as a writer/warm up guy was for Kim Whitley on her talk show “Oh Drama.” He then spent the next ten years on television in various capacities, hosting comedy shows like “Who’s Got Jokes” and starring as Harold in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family”. Perry also hosts his own comedy show “Off the Chain”.

Chris Thomas is one of the nation’s brightest comedians. In the words of the Washington Post magazine, he is “an accomplished impressionist…on his way to fame and fortune.” Thomas is the master of over 2,000 celebrity impressions including Denzel Washington, F. Lee Bailey, Mike Tyson, and Orson Welles. Thomas combines this versatility with a quick wit to create comedic conversations between several personalities at once. He has also added impressions of Frank Sinatra and Jeffrey Osborne along with outrageous rap numbers to his repertoire to create his own fresh brand of humor.

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About VitalSoul Group, LLC

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