Mike Epps is generating an extrodinary amount of buzz among his peers for bing not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. Now Epps will bring his talents to Grand Rapids for one show at Van Andel Arena on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8:00PM.
The show will also feature Rickey Smiley, DC Young Fly, Earthquake and Lavell Crawford.
Epps steadily climbed his way up the stand-up comedy ranks when he was recognized by a national audience in 1995 for appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam (which, years later, he would go on to host). During a performance at LA's Comedy Store, Epps caught the attention of Ice Cube. This led to the first of three feature films they would do together: the cult hits "Next Friday," "Friday after Next," and "All About the Benjamins." Mike was seen in three seasons of the Starz series "Survivor's Remorese" produced by LeBron James and Mike O'Malley. He won a 2016 NAACP Image award for "Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" for his portrayal as Uncle Julius. On TV he can be seen opposite Queen Latifah in Fox's "Star," and he produced the first BET Socia Meida Awards which aired February 11. On March 28, Harper Collins released his autobiography called Unsuccessful Thug, written by Mike about his life and childhood.