THE SHOWCASE FEATURING ALL FEMALE COMEDIANS MAKES ITS COLUMBUS PREMIERE WITH SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS, R&B HEARTTHROB GINUWINE AND THE VOICE’S TYSHAWN COLQUITT
Updated: October 25, 2018: Ohio’s own Tyshawn Colquitt currently on Season 15 of NBC’s THE VOICE will be making a special appearance at Girls Nite Out for Laughs.
Updated: October 1, 2018: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cocoa Brown will not be appearing at Girls Nite Out For Laughs.
[This event has been rescheduled from the original date of 9/1/2018. The new date is Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 8:00 pm. All previous tickets purchased will be honored for the new date.]
Columbus, Ohio—September 26, 2018— Girls Nite Out For Laughs: Comedy From A Woman’s Perspective makes its Columbus premiere on Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) with legendary actress and entrepreneur Vivica A. Fox at the helm hosting what is sure to be the “Greatest Night Out” for the ladies. The show is a joint venture between the GCCC and entertainment promoter David, LLC.
“We are so excited to host Vivica A. Fox and a star-studded comedy lineup in our facility for a great night of comedy by women,” said GCCC General Manager John R. Page. “We hope this will be just the first joint venture with David, LLC in bringing comedy shows to the GCCC for women who love to laugh.”
The comedy showcase spotlights four female comedians serving up non-stop laughs from veteran performers like Cocoa Brown and Melanie Comarcho to up-and-comers Just Nesh and Kelly Kellz.
DJ Lucci, who appears regularly on her father’s radio program, The DL Hughley Radio Show, will also be spinning beats throughout the evening. Divine Martino, local on-air personality from R&B station, Magic 95.5, will kick-off the show with a warm Columbus welcome.
The evening will go beyond “just laughs” with an extra special musical performance with R&B artist Ginuwine whose chart-topping, double platinum selling albums took the 90s music scene by storm with his seductive and sultry sounds with hits like Pony, So Anxious, In Those Jeans, Differences, Stingy, and Same Ol’ G.
Vivica A. Fox is no stranger to the role of host, having recently led the Las Vegas edition of Girls Nite Out For Laughs. She is also taking center stage with a new talk show, Face the Truth (that can be seen locally on WTTE FOX 28).
When asked about her pending visit to Columbus, Fox stated, “This is the type of event you’d want to bring your sister, mother, aunt, girlfriend, or girl next door to who needs a night out for fun and entertainment. It’s an event for women by women.” She continued, “We have put together the ultimate girls night out and can’t wait to share this exciting show with the ladies of Columbus.”
Featured comedians are:
A successful actress whose career includes appearances on The Jamie Foxx Show (Warner Bros. TV 1995-2001), The 33rd Annual NAACP Image Awards (Fox, 2001-02), Hair Show with Mo’Nique (2004), Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Standup (2005-2011), and First Sunday (2008). Comarcho most recently appeared in Melanie Comarcho: Hello! (Showtime, 2012-13).
After graduating from Ohio’s Central State University, she began her career in comedy in 2009 and has since worked with legends in the entertainment industry such as Mike Epps, Tony Roberts, Katt Williams, Anthony Anderson, Rickey Smiley, Tony Rock, Bruh Man, Comic Pierre, and a host of others. She expanded her resume in 2012 when she landed a leading role in the Milwaukee based film, Role Play.
Featured on Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, Just Nesh’s high energy and easily relatable nature, coupled with a smart and sharp sense of humor, make for a show that all audiences can enjoy. She made her debut on HBO’s Def Jam Comedy in December of 2017.
Admission to Girls Nite Out For Laughs: Comedy From A Woman’s Perspective ranges from $39.50—$55.50 for reserved seating with limited VIP table seating available for $99.50. There is a $2 facility charge per ticket.
Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, the Greater Columbus Convention Center Guest Services (for no additional fees), Lincoln Café, Talib’s Shoes & Accessories, and A Cut Above Barber Shop.
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About Host Vivica A. Fox
Actress, producer, and entrepreneur Vivica A. Fox is a Hollywood screen gem and has triumphantly built an international brand that stands on the strength that women can do anything. With an extensive body of work that encompasses unforgettable television, stage and film credits, she is an inspiration as an actress, generous philanthropist, and accomplished businesswoman.
Fox’s big break came when she scored a role in the summer blockbuster Independence Day alongside Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. Aside from numerous film, television and other projects in the works, Fox’s empire continues to grow as this versatile legend continues to inspire, indulge, and entertain an international fan base.
Among her many philanthropic endeavors, she is proud to be one of the sponsors for the LA Sparks since 2015 and has donated many hair products for cancer patients who want the “Vivica A. Fox” look.
About the Greater Columbus Convention Center
The Greater Columbus Convention Center is located in downtown Columbus and owned by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and managed by SMG. The $140 million expansion and renovation of the facility was completed in July 2017.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide.
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