Maxim/Budweiser Real Men of Comedy

I was selected as one of the 5 finalists for the Maxim Magazine/Budweiser "Real Men of Comedy" competition. I will be performing in St. Louis next Tuesday, competing against five other comics from the region.

Maxim/Bud Light ''Real Men of Comedy Tour'' to Feature Killer Stand-up from Joe Rogan, Charlie Murphy and John Heffron
Thursday July 6, 2:00 pm ET
Bud Light Will Sponsor 20-City Tour To Kickoff on September 28th At The Pageant In St. Louis
Local Comedian Search To Find The Opening Act For Tour In Each City

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 2006--Anybody who reads Maxim knows that it takes a real man to get a real laugh out of a smart audience these days. Maxim magazine and Anheuser-Busch have put together three guys who know how to do the laughter job right for this fall's best comedy tour, the Maxim/Bud Light Real Men of Comedy Tour.

Stopping in 20 cities across the country and featuring a unique local comedian search at each stop, the tour will present highly qualified real men of comedy: Fear Factor's Joe Rogan, Chappelle's Show's Charlie Murphy and Last Comic Standing's John Heffron.

Kicking off on September 28th, 2006 at The Pageant in St. Louis, the Maxim/Bud Light Real Men of Comedy Tour comedians will perform their most memorable material about what it's like to be a man... for men, and for women who want to learn more about men.

* Joe Rogan--Best known for his role as host of NBC's hit show Fear Factor, Rogan has performed his no-holds-barred brand of stand-up comedy at some the biggest comedy clubs across the country. Rogan also co-hosted Comedy Central's The Man Show and played a large role on NBC's sitcom, Newsradio.
* Charlie Murphy--A fan favorite on Comedy Central's Emmy-nominated Chappelle's Show, Murphy has been doing stand-up and working as a successful film/television actor for the past 17 years.
* John Heffron--Winner of NBC's hit reality series "Last Comic Standing," Heffron has become a favorite comic on the touring circuit. Heffron recently released his second comedy CD, "Good Kid, Bad Adult," and is currently developing a sitcom pilot for NBC.

Throughout the duration of the tour, Maxim will also conduct a comedian search at local comedy clubs in each of the 20 participating cities. One "Maxim Man/Woman" per city will win the chance to serve as opening act for the main show, trying out his or her best five minutes of stand-up material before a packed house.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, July 14th when the web site goes live with purchase information, including additional dates in San Diego and Miami.

Confirmed tour dates and locations are as follows:

* 9/28--St. Louis, MO: The Pageant
* 9/29--Nashville, TN: Andrew Jackson Hall
* 9/30--Tampa, FL: Performing Arts Center
* 10/5--Dallas, TX: Nokia Theatre
* 10/6--Houston, TX: Verizon Wireless Theater
* 10/7--Chicago, IL: Rosemont Theatre
* 10/12--Columbus, OH: Palace Theatre
* 10/13--Cleveland, OH: Palace Theatre
* 10/14--Cincinnati, OH: Taft Theatre
* 10/15--Syracuse, NY: Landmark Theatre
* 10/20--Long Beach, CA: Terrace Theatre
* 10/21--Phoenix, CA: Celebrity Theatre
* 10/22--Seattle, WA: Paramount Theatre
* 10/26--Washington, DC: Warner Theatre
* 10/27--Philadelphia: Tower Theatre
* 10/28--Boston, MA: Orpheum Theatre

The tour will be produced by Moving Pictures, DPI, the entertainment division of Maxim owner Dennis Publishing and AEG Live, the nation's second largest concert promotion and touring company.

"Maxim is synonymous with clever humor so it was natural to take the Maxim brand on the road with a comedy tour," says Moving Pictures, DPI head Peter Jaysen. "We're excited to join forces with Bud Light and AEG Live to put Maxim readers up close and personal with some of the funniest men in stand-up comedy today."

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