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The Royal Comedy Tour has had its final run... for now! The nationwide urban comedy tour has made history over the past four years. We've made our mark as the longest running American urban comedy tour. Whooo!
We've traveled to hundreds of cities, seen thousands of people and enjoyed millions of laughs!
This past weekend was our last stop, for now, in the polar vortex hit city of Hartford, CT. Yes, it was a cold one this past Saturday, January 18, but we had a great time. Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Dominique and Earthquake ended the tour with a BANG! The Bushnell Memorial Theater was packed and we all got warmed up as the hostess with the mostess (jokes), Sommore, graced the stage!
As the show came to a close, Sommore reminded the crowd that although the tour was ended, she has begun her adventure as the host of her "Standing Ovation Comedy Tour". She, Bill Bellamy, Tommy Davidson and fellow Royal Comedy comedians Tony Rock and Mark Curry are set to hit stages all over the country with the freshes, most hilarious, revamped comedy tour. ...She just doesn't stop!
We can definitely say that with the name "Standing Ovation"- fans can expect a quality, night of comedy to remember!
As we say goodbye to our comedians as they embark on new journeys, we look forward to future news with the Royal Comedy Tour, but are excited for new tours, shows, speicals and more for our RCT family!
*You can check out Sommore and The Standing Ovation Comedy Tour at standingovationtour.com for all the latest news and a list of cities.
After the date in Hartford, the Royal Comedy Tour will be officially on hiatus. The good news, however, is that most of the Royal comedians will be kicking off on one of two big new comedy tours for the spring!
The Standing Ovation Tour is headlined by Sommore and Bill Bellamy, and will be joined by Tommy Davidson and Tony Rock on select dates. Click here to find out when the tour is coming to your town!
The Top Shelf Comedy Tour is a cocktail of premium comics, lead by Bruce Bruce and Earthquake. Arnez J, Gary Owen, and Dominique will join them on select dates. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!
Sommore's latest stand-up special, 'Chandelier Status', shot last year at the Miramar Cultural Center in Florida, comes to DVD next month!
Her last stand-up special was the hysterical 'The Queen Stands Alone' and was released in 2007. You can bet Sommore will be shining bright as a 'chandelier' as she delivers her brand of comedy, covering every topic from celebrities to giving gifts with "nothing off limits".
You can pre-order it now on Amazon, or pick it up when it drops on May 28!
ComicView, the highly successful stand up show that ran on BET from 1992-2008 is making a comeback! ComicView will return to the BET schedule later this year, and what better way to celebrate its return than bringing back one of its' favorite hosts, Sommore! She hosted the show from 1994-1995. The rest of the Royal Comedy Tour comedians are no stranger to ComicView. Other past hosts include DL Hughley, Bruce Bruce, Don 'DC' Curry, Gary Owen, Arnez J, and J. Anthony Brown.
With its' last run spanning over 15 years, we're definitely looking forward to seeing ComicView back, and hoping this time around lasts just as long!
If you missed it...
It was all Chandelier status on the Tom Joyner Morning Show today! Queen Sommore was a special guest this Friday. She laughed it up with Tom, Sybil, and comedian Dominique, turning all of their news topics into absolute hilarity.
"Tom, Sybil, Dominique and comedian Sommore start Friday off right with Tom’s solo 'Man Dance', D.L. Hughley’s “Dancing With the Stars” performance"... and more.
Sommore chatted about the Royal Comedy Tour dates this weekend in Washington DC and Houston, her thoughts on DL's upcoming quick step dance on Dancing with the Stars, and the retirement of the 70 year old twin prostitutes in Amsterdam. By no means was it a dull morning!
While in town for the RCT Oakland show last Saturday, March 16, Mark Curry stopped by local TV station, San Francisco's KPIX 5 for the Bay Sunday report. He highlighted on old clips from Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, what it's like to be a part of the Royal Comedy Tour, his idols- Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor, how he tests out his new material, working with Scott Baio on the Nichelodeon TV show See Dad Run, and his love for family sitcoms. Mark- you did a fabulous job on "Bay Sunday"! If you aren't in the Bay area or haven't seen the clip- it's a must watch, Mark is too funny!
In a recent radio interview with Tony Rock and Bruce Bruce, while out on the road... we got some family secrets out of Tony. We caught him talking about how he uses his brother's name when he's introuble. Let's hope he's really joking! LOL
Check out the clip below!
The reviews are starting to come in! We pulled these reviews off of Ticketmaster from some happy audience members that came out to our kick off show in New Orleans. Keep the good words coming! Tweet us during the show- @RoyalComedyTour
Spend your Valentines' weekend with the Royal Comedy Tour! Show your love with the gift of laughter!
February 14- Richmond- Landmark Theater- Get Tickets
February 15- Baltimore- 1st Mariner Arena- Get Tickets
February 16- Philadelphia- Liacouras Center- Get Tickets
February 17- Newark- NJPAC- Get Tickets
The Royal Comedy Tour 2013 kicked off in New Orleans last weekend.
Sommore chatted in a recent interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. She spoke about the upcoming tour and what to look forward to. She also said that she was going to wear whatever Beyonce wore for Superbowl on the tour. We have no doubt that whatever Sommore rocks on the Royal Comedy Tour, she is going to shine like a 'chandelier' as usual!
The Superbowl wasn't the only thing kicking off this weekend! Sommore, DL Hughley, Bruce Bruce, and Tony Rock brought the funny to New Orleans the night before the Superbowl, marking the start of the 2013 Royal Comedy Tour!
If Twitter is any indication, the comedians seemed psyched:
We got a few tweets from audience members about the show too, and more than one about the chandelier-status style of Sommore.
Spring dates have just been announced, and tickets will be going onsale for all shows soon. Stay tuned for all the latest info by following us on twitter (@royalcomedytour) and facebook.
2/2/2013 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
2/8/2013 Cleveland State Theater
2/9/2013 Chicago Arie Crown
2/10/2013 Milwaukee Milwaukee Theater
2/14/2013 Richmond Landmark
2/15/2013 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
2/16/2013 Philadelphia Liacouras Center
2/17/2013 Newark NJPAC
2/22/2013 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2/23/2013 Norfolk, VA Convocation Center
3/2/2013 Jacksonville Vet. Memorial Aud
3/8/2013 Greensboro War Memorial Aud
3/9/2013 Detroit Masonic Temple
3/15/2013 Fresno Saroyan Theater
3/16/2013 Oakland Paramount Theater
3/17/2013 Stockton Bob Hope Theater
3/22/2013 Washington DC Constitution Hall
3/23/2013 Houston Reliant Arena
3/24/2013 Tampa Tampa PAC
3/29/2013 Shreveport Century Tel Center
3/30/2013 Atlanta Civic Center
4/6/2013 Greenville BiLo Center
4/7/2013 Memphis Landers Center
5/10/2013 Dallas Verizon Theater
5/11/2013 St. Louis Chaifetz Arena
5/12/2013 Nashville Municpal Auditorium
BIG NEWS for ROYAL COMEDY TOUR Coming Soon!
Unfortuantely all things must come to an end, as we are wrapping up the Spring 2012 Tour with only two dates left to go (St. Louis - May 12 & Houston - May 13).
Fortunately we waste NO time, and have a few plans for good things coming soon! We can't give away any details yet, but make sure to keep watch on our website and social media outlets for any news.
All we can say right now is that it's good news, and all of our fans will be really excited for what's to come in the future.
Once again, A BIG thank you to ALL of our fans,,, we truly appreciate ALL of the love we have continued to recieve over this year.
It has been a great tour this spring, and we look forward to more fabulous plans ahead of us! :)
Stay tuned and see you all soon!
Peace, Love, & Royal Comedy
Our Tony Rock and Earthquake had the chance to talk with Humor Mill Magazine at the launch of Tony's new comedy series called "The Comedy Underground". Earthquake was also on the red carpet at the launch and spoke about his new projects, and TV special.
We successfully completed the second to last weekend of our Spring 2012 Tour... a bittersweet feeling! We made our first stop of the weekend in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Friday, April 6. It was Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, and Tony Rock on stage at the River Center. They were really excited about the show, and the fans gave great energy that night too. It's funny how the RCT family gets just as excited as our fans in each city we bring the funny to. Tony Rock was all excited about heading to Baton Rouge, a city he's never been to... first stop.. gotta check out the hood! LOL We got our laugh on Friday night and had a good time with DJ Eagle Eye. Saturday we headed to DC, Upper Marlboro with Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Mark Curry, and Tony Rock... the whole FAM! Much love to our fans/ the whole crowd at the Showplace Arena who came out and had great energy. Earthquake's Twitter fam showed mad love updating during the show and tweeting on what a good time they had. He said, "It feel good knowin pple appreciate what we do as comics". Sommore updated her fans on Twitter putting it like this: "Remember to enjoy the journey... The ride is good but the Journey is what counts! I love my life!". The best part about our "Royal Family" is that they truly appreciate their fans and love what they do AND THEY ARE HILAROUS! :)
That pretty much sums it up right there!
Check out the social media recap:
It's the Weekend Recap for the 9th week of the Royal Comedy Tour! We hit up Norfolk, VA, Greenville, SC, and had a special April Fool's Comedy Festival in Hartford, CT on Sunday.
"I've got to admit it's getting better... better all the time...". The weekends just keep getting better and better and better and.... We cannot believe the tour is almost over!! Time had been flying by and the RCT fam has been having such a good time in every city that we bring the laughs to.
This weekend we hit up Norfolk on Friday. Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and Tony Rock killed it! A special thanks to our girl DJ Erika B!! Saturday was Greenville at the BI-LO Center with the same crew, and DJ Lil Swann on the 1's and 2's. Sunday we made a special trip to Hartford, CT for the April Fool's Comedy Festival. It was Sommore, Arnez J, Earthqauke, Mark Curry and Bruce Bruce. The XL Center was in tears laughing so hard- all the comedians were so hilarious. A big thanks to G-Unit's own Big TY for djing for us.
Thanks to all who came out this weekend to celebrate royal comedy and laughter with us. Enjoy our social media recap:
Weekend Recap: Savannah & Jackson
Well, the 8th weekend of our Spring 2012 tour has officially been SUCCESSFULLY completed. Sommore, Earthquake, Mark Curry, and Tony Rock tore it up in Savannah, Georgia on Friday night, March 23rd. We had a great crowd show out at the Civic Center that night. Like always, we had amazing feed back from our crowd in Savannah. One of our fans said it best, "Comedy is NOT easy especially when most USA are pissed!". We are so grateful for all of our fans, and the fact that they come out during some of the hardest economic times. That's loyalty to Royal comedy!!! :) A big thanks to DJ CJ on the 1's and 2's that night too.
We traveled to Jackson, Mississippi for the last tour night of the weekend, Saturday, March 24th. Again, great night, and so much love from the crowd at the MS Coliseum. Also, so much feedback on social media, which is always so amazing to see. Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, and Tony Rock had the crowd hurtin'! A big shout out to the one and only Mississippi Sinatra on the 1's and 2's that night!
Thanks to all who came out this weekend and we look forward to next weekend in Norfolk, Greenville, and a special event featuring the comedians of the Royal Comedy Tour- The April Fool's Comedy Festival in Hartford, CT, this coming Sunday.
Celebrity Lyfe has put the spotlight on Earthquake and his rumble throughout the comedy game. Their online blog spot on Quake entitled "EARTHQUAKE JOINS THE ROYAL COMEDY TOUR on the COVER OF ROLLING OUT!", touches on his career in the business, his soon to release HBO comedy special, and the buzz he has created as a part of the RCT.
"Earthquake shakes up audiences with his high brow-common sense rhetoric as one of the most sought after comedians on the national entertainment circuit."
Tony Rock had some celebrity friends stop by the back to back shows in Atlanta, Georgia last weekend. Check out the picture below with VH1 "Single Ladies" stars Lisa Raye and D.B. Woodside posing backstage at the Civic Center!
Awwww what a great picture! :)
As seen on theybf.com
This past weekend was the seventh weekend of the tour! Crazy! It was a great weekend though. Friday was Nashville with Sommore, Earthquake, Mark Curry, Tony Rock and Michael Colyar. They put on a phenominal show. A big shout out to our DJ Rage! Saturday was Atlanta, two shows back to back with the whole crew; Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Mark Curry and Tony Rock. We've been waiting for that night! So much energy and love! Thanks to DJ Gentleman George for holding down both shows! Sunday we headed up to Albany with Sommore, Arnez J, Earthquake and Mark Curry. Another great show and a good endeding to the weekend! A big thanks to DJ TGIF in Albany too! Another weekend of successful shows, tons of fan love and obviously a tons of laughter!
Loving the 2012 Tour!
Check out the weekend recap in Social Media:
The Royal Comedy Tour has hit the cover of Rolling Out Magazine! The cover looks phenomenal, and the article is a MUST read! The article is entitled: "The Queen and Her Comedy Court: Heavyweights Help Founder Sommore Bring the Noise", and shares a bunch of interesting facts about each royal comedian and how they come together with great energy, enthusiasm and excitement on this year's tour.
We are so happy to have our powerhouse comedian clan together on tour this year! Each comedian brings their own unique style of comedy, making RCT so successful and entertaining! We are truly off to a great year.
"When you peel back the outer layers of the comedic stars of the Royal Comedy Tour, what you’ll find is that their circuitous routes to the pinnacle of comedy are often just as hilarious as the jokes that fall from their lips." - Rolling Out
Click on the mag cover to see the full article!
Check out this video clip of Tony Rock behind the scenes from LA on the Royal Comedy Tour last Fall.
We have successfully made it through the 6th weekend of the 2012 Royal Comedy Tour! Friday night, March 9, we brought laughs to the Veterans Memorial Arena. Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Mark Curry, Gary Owen, and Michael Colyar all owned the stage. It was a great night and we could feel the anticipation as the show began. As Sommore tweeted.. it was "beautiful". Shoutout to DJ Skillz who held it down that night! After Jacksonville we headed to the Big Easy on Saturday, March 10. Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and Mark Curry performed that night. We got great feedback from the crowd, who also showed love on social media as well. The energy in Lakefront Arena was phenomenal... a big shoutout to DJ Rob Fresh from WYLD radio.
Tony Rock, we missed you this weekend! LOL
Check out the social media feedback from this weekend:
Good Morning Fans! What a weekend!
It can definitely be said that we TORE IT UP these past few days. We had such a good time and recevied great feedback from our fans in every market this weekend. On Friday night, Sommore, Earthquake, Mark Curry and Tony Rock had the whole Township Auditorium laughing and there was so much excitement in the venue. Laughter is contageous, and we are spreading it!!!!! Shout out to DJ Get Loww on the 1's and 2's... Columbia definitely showed up! Saturday we headed up to Charlotte, NC during the CIAA! If you missed the NC show at Bojangles', accouring to Sommore's Twitter up dates, "There is weave everywhere"... "Columbia Sc... Wow what a great show. We laughed from Beginning to End! Love y'all!"! Charlotte was a good time with the whole crew together, Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Mark Curry, Tony Rock. A big thanks to DJ Stretch-O-Matic from Power98! Sunday night was Memphis, TN, with the whole RCT 2012 crew again. The energy was amazing at the Landers Center, we had a good time with the crowd, and as Tony Rock tweeted, "...the love was overwhelming"!
We made it through the 5th week of the 2012 tour and are all having a ball! Hope you are too!
Check out the weekend recap in social media:
Good morning and happy Monday fans! It's "The Weekend Recap".
This weekend we had three shows... one in Rochester on Friday, February 24th and two back-to-back shows in Detroit on Saturday, February 25th. It was such a good weekend. Sommore, Arnez J, Mark Curry and Tony Rock tore up the stage in Rochester. We had a fabulous time. That night we had DJ Justincredible of 1039 WDKX on the 1's and 2's. You can check out our Twitter @RoyalComedyTour to see pictures we retweeted of DJ Justincredible backstage with Mark Curry and Tony Rock.
Saturday night was crazy! We had a 7:00pm show followed by a 10:30pm show. Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, and Tony Rock made Detroit laugh double time! We had Chicago native DJ C Boogie spinning for us that night, and we're sure he can attest to the fact that both shows were phenomenal.
Again, we had awesome feedback and love from our fans this past weekend (our fourth weekend)!!
Thanks to our fans, we get to do what we love, make you laugh!
Check out the buzz from this past weekend:
This past Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Mark Curry talked with Tariq on Rochester's WDKX radio. Mark talked up the tour coming to the Rochester Auditorium this weekend, Friday February 24th. He also talked about what it's like behind the scenes on the tour, his Mr. Cooper days, basketball, the NY Knicks, possibly running for president, and more.
We've come to the conclusion that Mark can be talking about absolutely nothing and it is still absolutely HILARIOUS!
We are officially THREE weeks into the 2012 tour... and it is safe to say that we are all enjoying ourselves thoroughly.
This past weekend we were in Baltimore on Friday, Philly on Saturday, and Tampa on Sunday. Long story short, it was a FANTASTIC weekend for all. Each night was better than the last! Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Mark Curry and Tony Rock tore it up. Sommore was hilarious, dressed to the T (like usual), and as entertaining as ever. Each of the guys were so engaging and inidvidually hilarious in their own right.
The best part of each night was really feeling the love from our crowds. If it weren't for our fans we would not be the longest running urban comedy tour in the country! Nothing is better than the amazing feedback we recieve from each city we go to.
Here's a recap from this weekend... our fans in Baltimore, Philly and Tampa!
"As usual, the Queen of Comedy was FULL of jokes as she spoke on being inspired by Kanye West’s kilt, her love for reality TV show and their drama, and her special Valentine’s Day. Being probably one of the BIGGEST Whitney Houston’s when she heard about the news, she was distraught", says 92Q's Kelson.
Sommore called into the station this past week, before The Royal Comedy Tour hit Baltimore Friday, February 17. As always, she was funny of energy, jokes, and opinions!
A reality TV show in her future... a new stand-up DVD? Listen to find out!
"The Ruckus", a new stand up comedy show aring every week, features new material from a mix of rising stars and long time favorite comedians alike.
Last week, Earthquake made the audience laugh when he joked about how "Wyclef Jean is not qualified to be the Presidet of Haiti". You've got to watch this video clip... it's too funny! You can't not LOVE Quake!
Check out the video of Earthquake below!
"The Ruckus" is a new stand up comedy show aring every week. Each episode features new material from a mix of rising stars and long time favorite comedians alike.
Last week, Tony Rock made the audience laugh when he joked about "the one place black women should never work". Too funny!
Check out the video of Tony Rock below!
Diva Wispers interviewed Earthquake after the show in Dallas. He told it like it is and talked about his favorite "charity". Diva Wispers also took a bunch of behind the scenes pictures with the comedians and fans.
Dallas, TX - Did you check out the video of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show's very own "Gary with da Tea" backstage at the Royal Comedy Tour in Dallas? See what it was like behind the scenes of the Verizon Center this past weekend. Gary gave a play by play of what was going on while Mark Curry joked around and Sommore got ready for the stage!
Dallas, TX - This past weekend we FINALLY kicked off the Royal Comedy Tour 2012! It was a huge success and we all had a great weekend. Sommore and Mark Curry headed to Dallas for some pre-tour press on Friday. They visited the Tom Joyner Morning Show to hype up our Dallas fans for the Saturday night show (Feb 4th) at the Verizon Center. Sommore talked about her cooking, Superbowl weekend, OUR tour, her fabulous style and more! Mark Curry talked on Ocho Cinco and Superbowl predictions, real housewives, and more funny topics.
If you missed the morning show you can check out Sommore and Mark talking with Tom Joyner and the morning crew right here! Click on Sommore for her radio segment and Mark Curry for his!
Atlanta, GA - During December, the 2012 Royal Comedians made their way to Atlanta, GA for a week full of press, interviews, photography and of course... laughter.
Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Mark Curry and Tony Rock enjoyed time visiting Atlanta's hottest hip hop stations including V103 and made special apparances at The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and The Steve Harvey Morning Show. During this time, all five comedians participated in the Royal Comedy Tour's first official tour photoshoot. A good time was had by all, and we are so excited to share the pictures with our fans. Enjoy!
The Royal Comedy Tour is back in 2012 for more laughs and memories; delivering comedic royalty at its finest. Of course none other than Sommore, will yet again be headlining the twenty plus city nationwide tour. Progressing into its third year, the Royal Comedy Tour continues an outstanding run as one of the funniest comedy tours in the United States. In 2012, RCT is excited to welcome the comedian’s favorite comedian: Earthquake to the lineup (who will be performing at selected cities). This year’s tour will also feature Bruce Bruce hot off his “Losin’ It: Live From Boston” special on Showtime, Hanging with Mr. Cooper’s Mark Curry, and buzz worthy actor and comedian Tony Rock.
Check the tour schedule and make sure to see which comedians will be bringing laughs to a city nearest you.
Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday November 4, 2011 available on www.ticketmaster.com.
With all the talk about the Royal Wedding..all we can think about is our Royal Comedians. Check out Sommore and DL Hughly looking good.
The Bruce Bruce Showtime special Losin' It: Live from Boston will premier tonight.
The larger than life comic returns with a new stand up comedy special that puts his uniquely raw, witty spin on topics ranging from family, dating younger women and going to church. Filmed in front of a live audience at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.
She’s thrilled with her royal title.
Known as the original “Queen of Comedy,” Sommore says she never lets it get to her head. “I know I’m not perfect and I’m so grateful for everything that’s happened to me, including that title. It just humbles me all the time.”
Emerging as one of America’s top comedic performers, this time the Trenton, N.J. native will headline the Royal Comedy Tour coming to the Liacouras Center on Feb. 4, with Philly being the first stop on a national tour. Appearing with her on the bill will be comedians Bruce Bruce, Don DC Curry, Damon Williams and TuRae.
Sommore is bringing big laughs and big star power to cities across the country once again with her 2011 installment of The Royal Comedy Tour. The multi-city tour will kick off February 4th in Philadelphia at the Liacouras Center. Tickets and information on the tour are available via Ticketmaster.com and on the homepage of RoyalComedyTour.com. Tickets are on sale now for select markets. Check details on homepage to find out who’s performing in your local city.
The larger than life comic, Bruce Bruce, returns with a new standup comedy special that puts his uniquely raw, witty spin on topics ranging from family, dating younger women and going to church. Filmed in front of a live audience at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts will air on February 26, 2011 at 9 PM.