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Mike Epps Brings His “Real Deal” Tour to Long Island Friday, April 22nd

mike-eppsComedian and actor Mike Epps slings his sharp observations about life at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $69.50 and $99.50 and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. Event, date and time are subject to change. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges and taxes. For more information, visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com.

Since his big-screen breakthrough as Day-Day in 2000’s Next Friday (and the sequel Friday After Next), stand-up comedian, actor, rapper and producer Mike Epps has generated a huge amount of buzz within the entertainment industry. He’s been seen in major releases, including Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins; The Fighting Temptations; All About the Benjamins; Hancock; The Janky Promoters (with Ice Cube); and Next Day Air (with Mos Def). Epps’ HBO comedy special, Inappropriate Behavior, was one of the network’s top-rated, hour-long specials of 2005. He appeared in Hangover and Hangover III, and two Resident Evil films.

A native of Indiana who has steadily climbed his way through the ranks of stand-up comedy, Epps was first recognized as a talent by a national audience in 1995, when he appeared on the Def Comedy Jam tour and performed on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam broadcasts. During a show at Los Angeles’ Comedy Store, he caught the attention of Ice Cube, which led to an audition for the role in Next Friday. Epps also has starred in two classic remakes: Guess Who, with Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac, and The Honeymooners, in which he played Ed Norton alongside Cedric the Entertainer as Ralph Kramden

This year, Mike Epps can be seen in his first starring role in Meet the Blacks, as well as in Nina, a film about Nina Simone in which he portrays Richard Pryor. When he isn’t filming, Epps travels around the country with his highly successful comedy act.

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