Chris Rock first rose to national stardom when he appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' in the late '80s and early '90s. Rock released his first comedy record, 'Born Suspect,' in 1991. After leaving SNL, his popularity dipped through much of the mid-'90s until he re-emerged with the critically lauded records, 'Roll With the New' and 'Bigger & Blacker.' He won an Emmy award in 2001 for his HBO series 'The Chris Rock Show.' In 2016 he hosted the 88th Annual Academy Awards. His first tour in 9 years, "The Total Blackout Tour 2017" is a darker take on life than Rock has ever performed before, touching on his personal failings as a former husband and father..
Mariah Carey is one of the most popular singers in pop music today. She has had hits with songs like 'Vision of Love,' 'Someday,' 'One Sweet Day,' 'Heartbreaker,' 'Fantasy' and 'We Belong Together.' 'Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,' Mariah Carey's 12th studio album, follows her multi-platinum 'E=MC²,' and her worldwide 10 million selling 'The Emancipation Of Mimi.' 'The Emancipation Of Mimi' generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month chart stay. Soundscan's biggest-selling album of 2005, Mimi featured "We Belong Together' (Grammy winner for Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song) and 'Don't Forget About Us,' Mariah's 16th and 17th #1 career singles respectively. Three years later, 'Touch My Body' became her 18th #1 Hot 100 hit, surpassing Elvis Presley's previous record of 17 #1 Hot 100 Hits. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits. The success of 'E=MC²' brought total sales of Mariah's albums, singles and videos to more than 175 million worldwide, distancing her even further from the pack as the top-selling female recording artist in history.
Steve Martin and his friend Martin Short are teaming up for a night of live comedy and music. Their show, entitled "An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life" will include stand-up, musical numbers, film clips and conversations about their show business experiences. Short and Martin will be joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs.
The Gin Blossoms rocketed out of the college pop charts and into the mainstream with their 1993 hit single, "Hey Jealousy." Combining the ringing guitar hooks of the Byrds and R.E.M. with a solid, rootsy drive, the band's breakthrough full-length album was "New Miserable Experience."
Gov't Mule is a Southern rock band formed in 1994 as an Allman Brothers Band side project by Warren Haynes and Allen Woody. The band features members of the Allman Brothers and has continued on even after the death of bassist Woody. Besides Haynes, who is number 23 on Rolling Stone's list of 'The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,' the band includes Matt Abts (drums), Danny Louis (keyboards) and Jorgen Carlsson (bass). They've recorded two dozen albums, the latest being the June 2017 release "Revolution Come ... Revolution Go."
Theresa Caputo is best known as the star of the hit TLC show, "Long Island Medium." She will give live readings to audience members throughout the show as well as share personal stories about her struggle to balance her psychic gifts with her roles as wife and mom.
Host of Comedy Central's Emmy award-winning program "The Daily Show," South African comic Trevor Noah's sharp wit, intelligent commentary, unmistakable charm and clinical delivery have already made him one of the top performers in the country. He was the only comedian in South Africa to have made the cut for the international audition of NBC's "Last Comic Standing."
Preacher Lawson was born In Portland, Oregon, but raised most of his adolescence in Memphis, TN. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, but if you asked him what city he's from he'd say Orlando, FL. Because that's where he grew as a comedian. He started writing jokes when he was 16, then decided to perform for the first time a year later on a bet with his mother. In 2015 Preacher won the title of Funniest Comedian In Florida, in 2016 he was crowned the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition. He's continued the wave of momentum on into 2017, making his television debut on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" followed by an appearance on Comedy Dynamic's "Coming To The Stage" soon after. He also made a splash on NBC's "America's Got Talent" which recently beat the MLB All-Star game in ratings. One of the most likeable, animated characters you'll ever see perform, Preacher Lawson has been bringing his brand of goofy, high-energy comedy to the stage since he was seventeen. Young or old, man or woman, black or white -- Preacher's clean, energetic style will keep you on your toes and, more importantly, laughing.