A month ago we were the first to report that comedian Jim Gaffigan is finally bringing his White Bread Tour to the Triangle. However the venue has changed. The March 16 show will now be at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, 11/17).
With a surprising last-minute scheduling move, Goodnights Comedy Club just announced that former SNL cast member Rob Schneider will perform Saturday night and Sunday night at the comedy club. Tickets are $28.25 for a standard table and are available through the club’s website.
John Hodgman’s "The End Is Nigh" book tour show kicks off on Wednesday, November 9 at the Durham Armory. To get things started, Hodgeman has selected Megafaun to perform at the event. This is Megafaun’s first show kicking off a southeast tour supporting their self-titled album out now on Hometapes.
The event celebrates the release of the final book in of The Daily Show star’s trilogy of fake trivia, That Is All.
On Friday, March 2, the Harlem Globetrotters return to Raleigh’s RBC Center. Tickets go on sale this morning (10/17) at 10am. Tickets start at $18. Here is more from the press release:
The outstanding rookies include Paul “Tiny” Sturgess, the world’s tallest pro basketball player at 7-8, Jonte “Too Tall” Hall, the shortest Globetrotter ever at 5-2, and Fatima “TNT” Maddox of Temple University, the team’s first female player since 1993 and ninth female in team history.
The new Globetrotters also feature the top three finishers from the 2011 College Slam Dunk Contest, including the reigning champ Jacob “Hops” Tucker. At 5-10, Tucker sports a 50-inch vertical leap, and his YouTube videos have garnered well over four million views. Tucker joins slam dunk runner-up John “Jet” Williams of UNC-Asheville and semifinalist Darnell “Spider” Wilks of the University of Cincinnati.
The 2012 rookie class has a total of three seven-footers including 7-4 Jermaine “Stretch” Middleton, the third-tallest player in team history, and 7-foot Anthony “Biggie” McClain. At 7-8, Sturgess becomes the tallest Globetrotter ever after a career at Mountain State University (W.Va.). He is the 19th internationally born player in team history, hailing from Loughborough, England.
“The Globetrotters are excited to welcome a new generation of stars to carry on the storied tradition of the world’s most entertaining basketball team,” said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “This year’s rookie class features some of the most talented and promising players from across the world.”
One of the legends of comedy is coming back to Durham! Bill Cosby will be performing at the DPAC on Saturday, January 21. General Public tickets go on sale tomorrow (8/26) at 10am.
Durham and Bill Cosby have always had a special relationship. Readers may recall that Russell and Anna Huxtable, Cosby’s fictional parents on the show “Cosby”, met in Durham before moving to Philadelphia and then New Jersey. Cosby last performed in Durham during March of 2009.
On Thursday, April 21, Bill Maher will return to Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. The ticket presale begins Tuesday morning at 10am and runs through Thursday evening at 10pm. (code is “incorrect”). What’s the over/under on minutes he will spend discussing Sarah Palin?