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Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley and Bruce Bruce bring Festival of Laughs to Savannah


Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley and Bruce Bruce bring Festival of Laughs to Savannah

22 Feb 2017

It’s triple the fun at the Festival of Laughs featuring Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley and Bruce Bruce, set for Feb. 24 at the Savannah Civic Center.

Epps is a stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, writer and rapper, best known for playing Day-Day Jones in “Next Friday” and “Friday After Next.” He also appeared as Black Doug in “The Hangover” and was the voice of Boog in “Open Season 2.”

Funny even as a child, Epps began performing comedy as a teenager. He moved to Atlanta, where he worked at the Comedy Act Theater before moving to Brooklyn to star in Def Comedy Jam in 1995. He joined the Def Comedy Jam tour and starred in two HBO Def Comedy Jam broadcasts.

After Ice Cube saw a set by Epps, he asked Epps to try out for the role of Day-Day Jones.

Smiley is a stand-up comedian, television host, actor and radio personality, known for his prank phone calls.

Host of the nationally syndicated “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” in Atlanta, Smiley starred in the sitcom “The Rickey Smiley Show,” which aired on TV One.

He is a featured columnist on the nationally syndicated show “Dish Nation.” In 2015, Smiley started appearing on “Rickey Smiley for Real,” a reality television series about his life.

An actor and stand-up comedian from Atlanta, Bruce Bruce grew up in The Bluff, one of Atlanta’s roughest areas.

The host of BET’s “ComicView,” Bruce has appeared in several comedy specials and television series. He has also been a spokesman for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.


What: Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley and Bruce Bruce

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 24

Where: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Cost: $46.50-$99

Info:, 912-651-6550