Off The Kerb Productions and A Comic Soul Presents
Mike Epps, best known for starring in Next Friday and Friday After Next, is making his London debut at the Hackney Empire this September!
Since 2000, Epps steadily climbed his way up the stand-up comedy ranks when he was recognized by a national audience in 1995 for appearing on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam (which, years later, he would go on to host). During a performance at LA’s Comedy Store, Epps caught the attention of Ice Cube and this led to the first of three feature films they would do together: the cult hits Next Friday, Friday after Next, and All About the Benjamins.
He is currently touring the USA and in 2015 his tour Mike Epps; Don’t Take it Personal was seen on Netflix. In 2009, Mike headlined his hugely successful stand-up special, Mike Epps: Underrated and Never Faded, and in 2011 introduced the world to new comedic talent with, Mike Epps Presents…, which both aired on Showtime. He also released his first comedy rap album called Funny Bidness: Da Album. The album featured Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, and Slim Thug to name a few. That year also marked the release of his comedy DVD Funny Bidness. With his undying love for hip-hop, Mike hosted the BET Hip-Hop Awards from 2009-2012.
As well as generating an extraordinary amount of buzz for being one of the funniest comic actors around, he is also being increasingly noted for his burgeoning dramatic talent. His other acting credits include The Hangover franchise, the Resident Evil franchise, the Starz series Survivor’s Remorse produced by LeBron James and Mike O’Malley, Fox’s Star acting opposite Queen Latifah, HBO’s Emmy winning Bessie also starring Queen Latifah. Not forgetting Jumping the Broom, Sparkle, Repentance, Nina, Girls Trip, Faster, Hancock, Lottery Ticket, Next Day Air, Roll Bounce, The Fighting Temptations, Bait, How High, Dr.Dolittle 2, Talk to Me, and Guess Who?
£29 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)
Age Guidance: 15+