Around the same time The Spokesman-Review’s Fall Arts Scene preview of music, stage and theater was shipped to the printers Thursday afternoon, it was announced that comedian and actor Damon Wayans will be performing in Spokane in October.
The Spokane Comedy Club announced Thursday that Wayans will headline the venue with six shows from Oct. 24-27. The Thursday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 27, dates will be 7:30 p.m. show times, while the Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, dates feature 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. performances. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 shows and 9:45 for the 10:30 shows.
“Biggest announcement of the year,” the Spokane Comedy Club said in a Facebook post. General admission tickets online are $40, premium tickets are $55, and the Spokane Comedy Club said ticket prices at the door will be more. Attendees are required to purchase a minimum of two items in the showroom.
Wayans’ brother, Shawn Wayans, performed at the Spokane Comedy Club in February. Wayans joins a boys club of headliners that includes Craig Robinson, Jeremy Piven, Gilbert Gottfried, Jamie Kennedy and Tom Arnold this fall.
The TV resume of Wayans, 36, includes Fox’s “Lethal Weapon,” ABC’s “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color” – remember Homey the Clown and Blaine from “Men on Film”? – “Damon,” “413 Hope Street,” “The Underground” and “Saturday Night Live.”
His big-screen credits include “Bamboozled,” “Major Payne,” “Blankman,” “Mo’ Money,” “The Great White Hype,” “Celtic Price,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Earth Girls Are Easy,” I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” “Colors,” “Punchline,” “Hollywood Shuffle,” “Roxanne” and “Beverly Hills Cop.”
In the summer of 2014, Wayans performed with his brothers Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Keenen Ivory Wayans on a U.S. comedy tour. Wayans also is a New York Times bestselling author.
Check back Monday morning for another headliner announcement at another downtown venue. I am especially excited about this one because they’re artists that I’ve covered multiple times while working in Las Vegas from 2008-2019, and it’s a holiday show.
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