• Comedian Chris Rock bringing 'Total Blackout Tour' to Dr. Phillips Center

    GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer Chris Rock announces a highly anticipated return to live comedy with an all-new tour.
    The Total Blackout Tour 2017 will be the acclaimed comedian’s first tour in over 9 years and will arrive at Dr. Phillips Center in the Walt Disney Theater on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance will go on sale to the general public Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10 a.m 12 NOON. Tickets start at $49.50 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. 
    Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one our generation’s strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer, he has created many memorable moments. 
    Rock returned in 2016 to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards. In the past year, he has directed HBO’s comedy special, “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.”
    With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. In 2014, he led the ensemble cast of “Top Five,” a critically acclaimed comedy feature film that he also wrote and directed. In 2009, Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of “Good Hair,” and in 2014, he executive produced “Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip,” a documentary recounting the history of one of New York’s most famous comedy venues. His feature film acting credits include the “Grown Ups” and “Madagascar” franchises, “Head of State,” “Nurse Betty,” “CB4,” “Death at a Funeral,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “2 Days in New York,” “Dogma” and “New Jack City.”
    His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series, “Everybody Hates Chris,” which ran from 2005 to 2009, and as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1989 – 1993. Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three GRAMMY Awards and is a New York Times best-selling author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Director of a Variety Special for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” and Outstanding Special Class Program for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

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