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Motormouth Comedian Chris Tucker Comes to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on July 16th

Chris Tucker is one of Hollywood's hottest talents

Comedian Chris Tucker is one of Hollywood's hottest talents

Bay Area Productions will present Chris Tucker Live, a live performance featuring African-American stand-up comedian and actor Chris Tucker, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 16th, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. The 38-year-old Atlanta, GA native is probably best known for playing Jackie Chan’s motormouthed sidekick Detective James Carter in Rush Hour (1998), Rush Hour (2001), and Rush Hour (2007).

According to Bay Area Productions:

“After a brief hiatus from the stage Chris Tucker makes his triumphant return to the stage….  Chris Tucker, hailed as one of the funniest comics in the industry, returns to his roots and takes the stage for an evening of pure comedy and side splitting laughter.

“Deemed box office ‘Gold,’ Tucker’s impressive film career includes one of the top-grossing comedies of all time, Rush Hour 3, Rush Hour 2, as well as Friday [1995], Dead Presidents [1995], and Money Talks [1997] and the original Rush Hour (which has grossed $250 million worldwide).

“[Chris] Tucker has clearly proved himself to be one of Hollywood’s hottest talents. With his unique voice, fast-paced humor, and animated facial expressions, Tucker entertains all audiences while leaving a lasting impression. In honor of his proven track record both on stage and film as a true funnyman, the world’s theater owners named Tucker, Comedy Star of the Year, at 2001 ShoWest.”

Bay Area Productions presents CHRIS TUCKER LIVE at 8 p.m. July 16 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601.

TICKETS: $50.40-$72.25 (including fees).

BOX OFFICE:

Progress Energy Center Box Office: 919/831-6060 (information only).

Ticketmaster: 800/745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/115203/985154.

SHOW: http://www.progressenergycenter.com/event/chris-tucker-1882.

PRESENTER: http://www.bayareaproductions.com/.

VENUE: http://www.progressenergycenter.com/venue/memorial-auditorium.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.progressenergycenter.com/directions.

PARKING: http://www.progressenergycenter.com/parking.

OTHER LINKS:

Chris Tucker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Tucker (Wikipedia) and http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000676/ (Internet Movie Database).

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