A-Train Live: The Experience makes history as being the first and only comedy series to take residence at the historic Ritz Theatre & Museum. This unique comedy experience will allow guests an opportunity to enjoy a pleasant atmosphere, as A-Trainplays host to some of the funniest comedians from around the country. He will also conduct brief Q&A sessions with each featured act at the end of each show. These Q&A sessions will allow audience members to gain a more intimate understanding of the men and women behind the jokes.
Jacksonville native and resident, comedian A-Train hosts the ultimate entertainment experience known as A-Train Live: The Experience. He’s traveled and opened for King of Comedy, D. L. Hughley; is slated this summer to feature for the biggest name in clean comedy, Michael Jr.; featured for Blue Collar’s Queen of Clubs, Julie Scoggins and has hit the stage with Dave Coulier (Full House), Pete Lee (VH1’s Best Week Ever), Rich Vos, PJ Walsh, Dave Landau, Keith Robinson, Orny Adams, Bill Bellamy, the legendary Elayne Boosler, and so many others.
Here’s the line-up for the 2016 – 2017 comedic series:
August 19, 2016 – Rodney Perry: (HBO, BET, Showtime), comedian, actor and writer. Most known as co-host on BET’s late night talk show The Mo’Nique Show. He also co-hosted Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? He also appeared on Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza, Starz Network’s Martin Lawrence Presents First Amendment Stand-Up, E! Network’s Chelsea Lately and Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed. On the big screen, Perry joined Tyler Perry and a host of stars in Tyler Perry’s 2011 film Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.
October 21, 2016 – Bo last name Dacious: (TV One, NBC, and PBS) is among the most diverse comics working today. He is the regular host of Apollo Night at the Virginia Beach Funnybone. He has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer, Paul Mooney, Tommy Davidson, Charlie Murphy, Sommore, Monique, Eddie Griffin, Mike Epps and is currently King of Comedy, D.L. Hughley’s feature act for the past 3 years.
February 24, 2017 – Ambrose Jones: (NBC, Gotham Live, Laugh Factory) a touring comedian and semi-finalist of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He was one of Ellen Degeneres’ favorites and Keenan Ivory Wayans called him the country Chris Rock. Ambrose has opened for some of the top names in comedy such as: Don (DC) Curry, Damon Williams, George Wilburn, Jay Anthony Brown, Deon Cole, Earthquake, Tyler Craig, and Eddie Griffin. He holds a number of comedy titles such as winner of The Stardome Comedy Competition, semifinalist in Nephew Tommy’s 50 Comic Deep Competition.
June 9, 2017 – Pete Lee: (VH1, Comedy Central, NBC, CBS, CMT Next Big Comic, The Late Show, NFL Network, FUSE, MSN) comedian, actor, writer, Pete made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He was later voted standout performer at Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns. Pete has performed at more than 500 colleges across the country. He has a show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. He is a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’sVideo on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. He is a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever.
On-sale begins Tuesday, June 28th at 10:00 a.m. Individual tickets are $25 and a special package deal for all four shows for only $75. Tickets will be available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Offices located at the Ritz Theatre & Museum and the Veterans Memorial Arena, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online atwww.ticketmaster.com. Special group discount rates are available.
For more information, call the Ritz at 904-807-2010 or visit: www.ritzjacksonville.com andwww.jaxevents.com to see upcoming shows. The Ritz Theatre and Museum is located in downtown Jacksonville at 829 North Davis Street.