Royal Comedy Tour brings Sommore to the stage

This weekend’s entertainment roster is chockfull of fun, with everything from a Mardi Gras ball and a concert by one of New Orleans’ finest brass bands to live music from local favorites and a movie-themed event.

But if laughter is the best medicine, you don’t want to miss out one of the biggest nights of comedy when the Royal Comedy Tour comes this way at 8 p.m., Friday night.


Comedian Bruce Bruce
Comedian Bruce Bruce

While the lineup includes popular comics like Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and Tony Rock, the main act is none other than the raunchy ‘Queen of Comedy’ herself, Sommore.

Some of us know her as the famous half-sister of actress Nia Long who had folks laughing (and blushing) many nights on BET Comicview and Def Comedy Jam with her candid, albeit blue humor. For those less familiar with her, the ‘Queen’ title came when she joined fellow black comediennes Mo’Nique, Laura Hayes and Adele Givens to star in the Queens of Comedy tour, which aired on Showtime in 2001. (The show was kind of like the female spinoff of the wildly successful Spike Lee-directed Original Kings of Comedy tour that aired the year before in 2000 starring Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac.)

Since then Sommore’s gone on to appear in a number of films including Soul Plane, Friday After Next and Something New. But one thing she’s consistently done is bring on the laughs and I’m pretty sure her Friday night performance will be no different.

So leave the kids with a babysitter and treat yourself to a royal night of grown-folks comedy at the CenturyLink Center.


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