Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Chris Rock at Pittsburgh's Benedum Center for Two Shows

Comedian Chris Rock Credit: The Artist


Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, announced today a highly anticipated return to live comedy with an all-new tour. The TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 kicks off on February 14, 2017 in Durham, NC at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The first leg of the TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 will be the acclaimed comedian’s first tour in over 9 years and will visit cities throughout the U.S. including Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and more. More dates will be announced soon.

In Pittsburgh, Chris Rock The Total Blackout Tour 2017 will perform on Wednesday, May 17,  and Thursday May 18, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center, 237, 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  Tickets went on sale Friday, December 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. ($49.50-$125.00) and will be available through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s ticket sources online at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer he has created many memorable moments.

Rock returned in 2016 to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards. In the past year, he has directed HBO’s comedy special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.”
With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.  In 2014 he led the ensemble cast of “Top Five,” a critically acclaimed comedy feature that he also wrote and directed.  In 2009 Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of “Good Hair,” and in 2014 he executive produced “Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip,” a documentary recounting the history of one of New York’s most famous comedy venues.

His feature acting credits include the “Grown Ups” and “Madagascar” franchises, “Head of State,” “Nurse Betty,” “CB4”, “Death at a Funeral,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “2 Days in New York,” “Dogma” and “New Jack City.”

His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series “Everybody Hates Chris,” which ran from 2005 to 2009, and as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1989-1993.

Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Director for a Variety Special for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” and Outstanding Special Class Program for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

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