Sweetest Day Comedy Jam
Featuring Gary Owen, Bill Bellamy, Nephew Tommy, Tony Roberts, Red Grant, Benji Brown, Kevin Tate and Melanie Comarcho.
Support acts subject to change without notice. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
About Gary Owen
Gary Owen is an American stand-up comedian and actor. After being named “Funniest Serviceman in America”, his big break came in 1997 on Black Entertainment Television’s stand-up showcase Comic View. Owen followed this debut with featured roles in the films Daddy Day Care, Little Man, and College.
About Bill Bellamy
Bill Bellamy is a comedic talent and actor who got his early beginnings in comedy at Rutgers University doing stand-up shows and continued doing stand-up in small venues in places such as New York and Los Angeles. Bellamy’s first comedy special “Booty Call” which was extremely successful, was featured on Showtime after he had been featured on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam where he famously coined the term. This solidified his place in the entertainment industry, gaining recognition and roles as a host for MTV Jamz and MTV Beach House where he interviewed famous talents such as Janet Jackson, Aaliyah and Tupac.
About Nephew Tommy
Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles has built a career encompassing radio, television, film, and more. Thomas’ role as co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of more than 8 million listeners daily. As Nephew Tommy, he provides a vital role in the morning show, perhaps best known for his prank calls and lighting it up with his cast of colorful characters.
About Tony Roberts
Tony has been coined by his peers as the “comedian’s comedian.” His hard-hitting, energetic, style of comedy has catapulted him into one of the top-ranked comedians on the comedy circuit. Born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Tony has always found himself growing up, quick and witty, with a short attention span. That is ultimately what led him into the military and where he served his country for 10 years. (To this day some still refer to him as the “sergeant of comedy”.)
About Red Grant
Red Grant is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Known for his infectious laugh and his unrelenting work ethic, Red spends a solid forty-eight weeks a year on the road doing standup and is currently hosting Katt Williams’ 11:11 RNS World Tour.
About Benji Brown
Benji Brown has taken over the stages and airwaves with his original style of comedic relief. He is currently an on-air personality for the syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show. He also appeared on episodes of the TV One sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show in 2014, and in 2013 he had a guest performance for the Sony Ericsson World Championship Tennis Tournament.
Witty, vivid, and hilarious, he’s a comedian who is more than just the next household name; he is creating his own platform.
About Kevin Tate
Making people smile and laugh is something Kevin Tate is no stranger to. With more than 11 years of comedy experience, he’s spent the past decade growing his art and passion. As a member of the SAG-AFTRA union, he’s a true professional with industry knowledge and diverse comedic abilities. He’s been seen on HBO’s All Def Comedy, GrowHouse the movie, Rel on Fox, and various other television appearances as both a comedian and an actor.
About Melanie Comarcho
Shortly after entering comedy on a dare, Melanie Comarcho was spotted by producers of Def Comedy Jam. During her time on the 1993 Def Comedy Jam tour, she won the favorite stand-up female at the Soul Train Comedy Awards. She has a style that makes others take notice and from a woman's point of view.
Directions & Parking
McCormick Place Parking Lot C provides the most convenient on-site parking access for Arie Crown Theater events.
A limited number of prepaid guaranteed parking spaces are available at the rate of $28 per day by advance order. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.
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In accordance with the City of Chicago and the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, smoking is prohibited inside Wintrust Arena and Arie Crown Theater. (this includes all smoking tobacco, marijuana, e-cigarettes and vaporizers). Violators of this policy may be ejected from the venue.