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Apollo Live Wire: Comedy at the Apollo
February 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
APOLLO THEATER EDUCATION PROGRAM PRESENT
COMEDY AT THE APOLLO
Mel Watkins & Bob Sumner
Butterbeans and Susie, Stepin’ Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Timmie Rogers, Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock - the list of comedians who have performed at the Apollo is long and impressive. The story of comedy at the Apollo offers insights into the history of Black humor, politics, and entertainment. Author and journalist of On The Real Side, Mel Watkins, comedian and author Leighann Lord, and Bob Sumner, Producer of Def Comedy Jam and Apollo Comedy Club take us on a journey to discover some of the comedians who played the Apollo and forever changed American comedic style.
DISCLAIMER: This program may contain strong language and sexual content.*
FREE TO THE PUBLIC – RSVP REQUIRED*
Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.*
*Once you’ve registered online, you will receive an email confirmation. You must print out your email confirmation and bring it with you the evening of the event.
Note: Entry is not guaranteed. General Admission.