Rush Hour, Friday, and Def Comedy Jam Alum Headlines Comedy Tour Downtown St. Pete 

St. Petersburg, FLA (October 1, 2019) – Actor Chris Tucker brings hysterical comedy tour to Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Friday, November 29th at 8:00pm. Ticket prices are $39.50-$79.50 and can be purchased online at, by phone (727) 300-2000, or at the Box Office located at 400 1st St. South Downtown St. Pete. The Box Office is open 11am – 5pm Monday through Saturday.

Actor and comedian, Chris Tucker, is best known for playing Detective James Carter in the commercially successful film, Rush Hour. He started as a standup performer for Def Comedy Jam in the 90s and starred in his first film, Friday, with actor Ice Cube in 1995. He’s also appeared in blockbuster films like Money Talks with Charlie Sheen and The Fifth Element. In 2006, Chris Tucker was named the highest paid actor for his role in Rush Hour 3 which also starred Jackie Chan. When Chris isn’t working, he enjoys spending his time travelling and maintaining his foundation. The Chris Tucker Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive impact on youth and families locally, nationally and internationally through implementing innovative initiatives and funding life-changing programs. His foundation strives to make a positive global impact by galvanizing community leaders and corporate partners and engaging a collective community to address physical needs affecting our future generations. 

The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts supports performing arts programming at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. We provide arts education programs for youth, community outreach programs, and performances as well as concerts for the entire community with emphasis on diverse programming for youth, underserved audiences and families. Each year more than 20,000 school children are provided a field trip experience to learn Florida State curriculum through a live theater performance. This Class Acts Educational Performance series is in its 27th season and serves students from six counties. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that funding is in place to continue providing diverse programming in the theater for the general public.

AEG Presents

AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly; and owns, manages or books more than 100 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents produces and promotes more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, Madison House Presents, PromoWest Productions and Zero Mile Presents.

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