Top comedians Mike Epps, Gary Owen and Felipe Esparza to bring you the Fresno Festival of Laughs at the Selland Arena on October 1st, 2016.
Coming right off his widely successful “Real Deal Tour” and filming of STARZ Survivors Remorse Epps ventures straight into 2016 with the filming of ABC’s Uncle Buck and the long awaited Richard Pryor biopic.
About Mike Epps
Comedian and actor Mike Epps has generated quite a buzz among his peers and within the industry for being one of the funniest comedic actors emerging in the Hollywood spotlight. Mike is currently on his own national comedy tour, Mike Epps: Don’t Take It Personal which is selling out major concert venues across the country. It was recently announced that Epps would play legendary comedian Richard Pryor in the star studded biopic set to film in 2016. “I don’t feel pressure from he audience necessarily, I feel pressure for myself to do right for Richard himself.” Epps can also be seen in the widely popular comedies Next Friday, How High, Dr. Doolittle 2, Survivors Remorse and the highly anticipated ABC show Uncle Buck.
About Gary Owen
Remarkably, Owen starred in three Showtime specials all in the same year; his one-hour comedy special True Story was an instant hit and is now a best-selling DVD; he commanded the stage as host of Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Orlando and he was a stand-out performer on “Mike Epps Presents: Live From Club Nokia.” Owen had a recurring role as Zach the barber on Tyler Perry’s successful television series “House of Payne.” Perry met Owen on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” (Owen is a regular on the radio show) and immediately knew he wanted to work with him and wrote him into the show. On the big screen, Owen appeared in the films “Little Man” with The Wayans Brothers and “Daddy Day Care” with Eddie Murphy. He is also recognized around the country for his scene stealing role as “Bearcat” in the MGM film “College.”
About Felipe Esparza
Comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. With his signature wild hair, and his often imitated phrase, “what’s up, fool?”, he has been associated with his friend Gabriel Iglesias, who often recounts (and imitates) his experiences with Felipe in his act. After 17 years of stand-up comedy, various television appearances and two movies, Felipe walked away with the title prize on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010. In 2012, Felipe produced and released his first one-hour stand-up special, “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You”, for Showtime.