Comedians Sommore, Gary Owen and Mark Curry to Bring 'Festival of Laughs' to Cincinnati in 2020

Michael Blackson and Tommy Davidson will also perform when the tour comes to U.S. Bank Arena in February

Nov 1, 2019 at 10:46 am
click to enlarge Comedians Sommore, Gary Owen and Mark Curry to Bring 'Festival of Laughs' to Cincinnati in 2020
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The 'Festival of Laughs' tour is coming to Cincinnati this winter.

Comedians Sommore, Gary Owen, Mark Curry, Michael Blackson and Tommy Davidson (who recently did a club date at Cincinnati's Ludlow Garage) will perform Feb. 29 at U.S. Bank Arena.

Festival of Laughs is an annual tour featuring some of the top names in comedy. The tour has also featured funny folks like Mike Epps, Tony Rock, Bruce Bruce, Rickey Smiley, Earthquake, George Wallace, DC Young Fly, Lavell Crawford and Guy Torry.

Tickets for Festival of Laughs' 2020 Cincinnati show range from $49-$125 and go on sale Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. via

Below are the performers' bios from

ABOUT SOMMORE: In her more than 20-year career, award-winning comedienne of “Chandelier Status,” Sommore, has become a trailblazer for women in the comedy business as one of the most successful comedians in the U.S. and abroad. Sommore has been featured in a number of hit films including "Soul Plane," "Something New" and "Friday After Next." Her all-new self-produced comedy special, "A Queen With No Spades" recently premiered on Showtime.

Facebook: @QueenSommore

Twitter: @sommoresofunny

Instagram: @sommore


Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Gary Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian.” Audiences can see Owen in his most recent comedy special, “I Got My Associates” currently on Showtime.  Last year, Owen starred in his own docuseries “The Gary Owen Show” on BET, which chronicled his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio. Film credits include “Meet The Blacks,” “Think Like A Man,” “Think Like A Man Too,” “Ride Along,” “Little Man,” “Daddy Day Care,” and “College.”

Facebook: @GaryOwen

Twitter: @garyowencomedy

Instagram: @ garyowencomedy


Perhaps best known for starring in his own hit television sitcom "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper," which ran for five seasons on ABC, and for hosting "Showtime At The Apollo," comedian, actor, host Mark Curry is packing the laughs as one of the top national touring comedy acts.

Facebook: @markcurry

Instagram: @therealmarkcurry

Twitter: @markcurry


Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range has earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show “In Living Color,” his visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent. Davidson’s hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. 

Facebook: @Tommy-Davidson

Twitter: @tommycat

Instagram: @therealtommycat


Michael Blackson aka ‘The African King of Comedy' has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade. Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s “ComicView” series and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “Showtime at Harlem” and “Live in Hollywood.” Shortly after getting his big break starring opposite of Ice Cube and Mike Epps in “Next Friday,” Blackson released his top-selling sketch comedy CD entitled “Modasucka Welcome to America.”

Facebook: @michaelblackson

Twitter: @michaelblackson

Instagram: @michaelblackson