Comedian Tom Segura, who was born in Cincinnati and now resides in L.A., will perform in his hometown on Feb. 15. Tickets for Segura’s show at the Aronoff Center go on sale Friday (Sept. 28) at 10 a.m. via cincinnatiarts.org or by calling 513-621-2787.
Segura built his success in comedy through years of stand-up, performing at North American comedy festivals and appearing on programs like The Bob and Tom Show and The Joe Rogan Experience. He accelerated his success with his popular stand-up albums, as well as a trio of Netflix specials.
His latest special on the platform, Disgraceful, drew criticism from Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty when it was released earlier this year. In a column about the Cleveland Indians’ offensive-to-those-who-matter mascot, Chief Wahoo, Daugherty referenced a chunk in Segura’s special in which the comedian defended the use of the word “retarded” as an epithet.
Daugherty was far from the only to have an issue with the bit. Netflix co-founder, Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings recently came out in defense of Segura’s use of the word in the special, after Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe wrote to him over the summer about the controversy.