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J Anthony Brown: Just Me Comedy Tour

Jul 20 , 2018 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

$20 - $45

Presented by: V101.9 FM

  • Box Office: (704) 372-1000
  • VIP Meet + Greet tickets include: Meet & Greet, autographed photo, and a picture with J Anthony Brown.

    Group pricing is available for groups of 10+

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J Anthony Brown: Just Me Comedy Tour

Jul 20 , 2018 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

$20 - $45

Presented by: V101.9 FM

Contains adult language.

VIP Meet + Greet tickets include: Meet & Greet, autographed photo, and a picture with J Anthony Brown.

If you hear the words, “Watch Out Deh Now,” then you know that it’s more than a heed to action, but rather the trademark catcall for funnyman J. Anthony Brown.  Brown is a household name because of his work on radio, television and film.

Brown has been a staple on morning radio; first with the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS), and now with the Steve Harvey Morning show. He’s been a consistent voice waking up millions of radio listeners in more than 100 markets throughout his radio career. He also hosts a countdown weekend radio show, called the “J. Anthony Brown Radio Show,” available on iHeart Radio and downloads on iTunes.

Brown is one of the forerunners to today’s popular Black comedy scene.  His side-splitting antics and sensibilities on the TJMS have set a precedent that many now follow. He’s known for  “murdering the hits” with his off-key version of the latest song. And when he’s not on the radio, he’s on the road, generating giggles and laughs from one comedy club to the next..

“A lot of comics just do stand-up. But stand-up is just one of the many facets of comedy. In my act, I ride the spectrum of funny. I’ll sing, incorporate skits and vignettes, do costume changes, and still tell you a joke,” reveals Brown.

Listeners were finally able to put his name with a face when BET recognized the power of his comedic drive and tapped  him to host two consecutive seasons of the top-rated show, “Comic View.” Later revamped as “Club Comic View,” the show has been the network’s number one show for more than 12 years. As a testimony to Brown’s drawing power, his season had some of the biggest names in comedy to grace the “Comic View” stage. 

But it was Brown’s role as Pop on the WB’s “Like Family,” starring award-winning actress Holly Robinson Pete that garnered the funnyman’s mainstream audience.  That role, along with a couple of hilarious television commercials for “Champs” and “Burger King” made him a familiar face for America’s viewing pleasure. 

Just His Luck

As luck would have it, the South Carolina native began his career in entertainment by accident after relocating to Atlanta in 1972. He was pursuing a career as a clothing designer, and found himself $316 short of tuition money. To raise some funds, Brown visited a local club and entered a gong show contest.  The one-time tailor was asked back to the venue, and later transformed it into a city hot spot as word of his natural wit traveled quickly. And as they say, the rest is history.

Brown later left Atlanta for Hollywood, landing a job as head staff writer for the ground-breaking, Emmy-winning late night talk show, “The Arsenio Hall Show.” Other writing credits include the “Tom Joyner TV Show,” “Steve Harvey’s Big Time,” “Me and the Boys,” and “The Parent ‘Hood.”

On television, Brown’s credits include, hosting two consecutive seasons of  BET’s “Comic View,” as well as performances on “Def Jam,” “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” and “Evening at the Improv.” He’s guest-starred on such sit-coms as “House of Payne,”  “Like Family,”  “The Parkers,” “Livin’ Single,” “Martin,” “Moesha,” and “The Hughleys. On the big screen, his credits include “XXX: State of the Union” with Samuel L. Jackson and Ice Cube; “Mr. 3000” with Bernie Mac; “Drumline” with Nick Cannon; and “How to Be a Player” with Bill Bellamy. 

Building on His Brand

But  J. Anthony Brown is more than a man with jokes – he’s an fashion designer by trade; an entrepreneur, running a successful comedy club in Los Angeles with his son; and a visual artist, whose work has been shown in selected venues around the country.

In 2005, his artwork was featured along side internationally-acclaimed artist Annie Lee at an art exhibit held in Washington, DC. Just recently, his work was shown at the 2008 National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. And his artwork graces of walls of Gladys’ and Ron’s Chicken and Waffles, a popular soul food restaurant  in Atlanta, founded by Grammy-award winning artist Gladys Knight. Brown has also shared his creative pursuits with the passengers of the Tom Joyner Morning Show’s Fantastic Voyage.

As a business man, Brown has his own line of products that carry his name from his own clothing line -- the J. Anthony Brown Collection -- to honey and hot sauces, CDs, and comedy videos. 

On a Health Note

In addition, Brown is a spokesperson for diabetes, a disease that he manages personally with diet and exercise. In 2005-2006, he was one of the co-host of DLifeTV, a diabetes talk show promoting healthy living with diabetes.  Through the J. Anthony Brown Foundation, he supports kids with diabetes by sending them to a camp each summer. 

LET’S GET SOCIAL!

Find me:               Visit www.JAnthonyBrown.com

Follow me:        @J.AnthonyBrown (personal)

Follow me:        @OfficialJSpotComedyClub (comedy club)

Friend me:           https://www.facebook.com/j.anthony.brown.7

 

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Performance Schedule

Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.

7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Infrared listening system for people with hearing impairments
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the Tryon Street entrance or in the 7th Street drop-off area.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at Spirit Square will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Learning Devices
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances at Spirit Square. In McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.

Group Sales

Group pricing is available for groups of 10+