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Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Celebration

Back by popular demand, comedy sensation Earthquake celebrates Father’s Day with a riotously funny evening starring DeRay Davis, Donnell Rawlings, Luenell, Lil Duvall, Chico Bean and other stand-up greats, Sunday, June 18, 2017, 7:00PM!

Get ready for a no holds barred comedy show that will indeed take you by storm and shake you! Yes, it true, while "A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones", gear up for a not your church mama kinda of funny! But, yet a good time for those to enjoy.

Antoine DeRay Davis began his career in comedy clubs. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, he won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and appeared on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour. Known for his role as Ray-Ray the Hustle Guy in Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Davis has also appeared in other films, including Semi-Pro and 21 Jump Street. Davis' television roles and appearances have included programs such as Reno 911, BET's ComicView, Empire, MTV's Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out and Short Circuitz, MTV2's Hip Hop Squares and HBO's Entourage. In 2014, Davis began hosting his first game show, Mind of a Man, on Game Show Network.

Donnell M. Rawlings was a cast member on the Comedy Central sketch comedy TV series Chappelle's Show.

Luenell Campbell known professionally as Luenell, is an comedian and actress. 

Lil Duval was a finalist on BET's comedy competition series Coming to the Stage. Duval is a series regular to the MTV2 shows Guy Code and Hip Hop Squares. Beginning in July 2013, he hosts the viral video show Ain't That America on MTV2.

Fresh from filming his third season of Nick Cannon’s Wild N Out, along with MTV 2’s Guy Court, Anthony "Chico" Bean is never scripted, and says: "For me, trying to remember Jokes I came up with a week before a show, is like a dude with a bad hangover trying to remember how he ended up with one of the zombies from the Thriller video in his bed".

"Chico" is also best known for his role as Andre "Spencer" Williams on the UPN comedy Half & Half. He also starred in the Nickelodeon TV series The Haunted Hathaways.

The former host of Quake’s House on WBLS-FM and star of the smash-hit comedy special These Ain’t Jokes, Earthquake has gained an enormous, fun-loving following thanks to his frequent appearances on HBO, BET, Comedy Central, and the late-night talk show circuit.

Since his breakout performance in the one-man stand-up special About Got Damn Time, Nathaniel Stroman best known as "Earthquake" has been featured on the big screen in Getting Played with Vivica A. Fox, in the animated Barnyard and in the video game of the same title, and continues to do so on the TV series spinoff, as well as in Kevin Smith’s Clerks II. Television fans will remember him from his recurring role as unforgettable Uncle Mike in Chris Rock’s Everybody Hates Chris, and for his performance in SyFy Channel’s recent Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens. 

WHAT: Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:00PM
WHERE: NJPAC Prudential Hall, 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Visit for more info, ticket prices, show times, and schedules. Ticket prices range from $49.50 through $99.50. Prices vary by venue and by day.

About New Jersey Performing Arts Center
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, by celebrating diversity, shall be America's foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment, a creative and effective leader in arts education for children, a convener of useful and enlightening civic engagement events, and a catalyst for economic development in its home city of Newark.

19 years. More than 10 million patrons. Over 1.5 million children. 2,600 artists. Plus 2 U.S. Presidents and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

After critical public sector support and an unprecedented wave of philanthropy from individuals, corporations and foundations, NJPAC broke ground in 1993 on the site of the former Military Park Hotel. Architect Barton Myers designed the building, with Newark’s industrial heritage as inspiration. A momentous opening celebration on October 18, 1997 included the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Tango X2, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Chita Rivera, Savion Glover and American Ballet Theatre. The performance later aired on PBS’ Great Performances. 

See you there, Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Celebration, Sunday, June 18th!

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