Gary Owen, Shaquille O'Neal, All-Star Comedy Jam, The Joint, Hard Rock, Las Vegas
Actor/comedian Gary Owen, the new host of the national Shaquille O'Neal "All-Star Comedy Jam," comes to The Joint at Hard Rock in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 1st, 2012. Joining Gary on the show are comics Capone, Tony Roberts and Michael Blackson, along with DJ Spinderella. Produced by Shaq Entertainment, this is the second year of the 20-city tour which started out in Chicago in June and ends on New Year's Eve in Atlanta.
Gary is one of the stars of the blockbuster film "Think Like A Man" and his recent hit Showtime comedy special "True Story" is now available on DVD. He can also be seen this fall in the new funny video clip/sketch show "Upload" which he co-hosts with Shaquille O'Neal for TruTV. Gary has a recurring role as "Zach" the barber on Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" and co-starred in the films "Daddy Day Care," "Rebound" and "Little Man." Gary got his start in stand-up comedy when he was stationed in San Diego - He served in the Navy for six years and was named "Funniest Serviceman in America."
Over the years, Gary has been embraced by African-American audiences with his take on being in a biracial marriage and as the father of three kids. In fact, Ebony magazine recently proclaimed Gary "Black America's Favorite White Comedian." Here is a link to a funny stand-up clip of Gary describing the difference between going to black church and white church.
Shaquille O'Neal All-Star Comedy Jam Show plays The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas (4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas 89109) on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. Tickets $35.50 - $71 @ www.ticketmaster.com.
Gary Owen stars in the Screen Gems feature film THINK LIKE A MAN with Kevin Hart, Romany Malco, and Gabrielle Union. Based on StEve Harvey's best-selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, the hit film opened at #1 at the box office on April 20th. Gary's new, uproariously funny one-hour Showtime comedy special TRUE STORY is now available on DVD and Netflix. He can be seen this fall in UPLOAD, a video clip show he co-hosts with Shaquille O'Neal for TruTV.