Sommore brings award-winning comedy to the Suncoast

Sommore brings award-winning comedy to the Suncoast

July 12, 2017 4:06 PM


Award-winning comedienne Sommore will bring her celebrated stand-up act back to Suncoast Showroom on Aug. 26-27.

In 1994, Sommore began her career as the first woman to host BET’s “Comic View.” The following year, she hosted Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” and “Showtime at the Apollo,” and also received the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year. As the comedienne’s popularity continued to grow, Sommore went on to star in the “Queen of Comedy” tour, performing in front of a record-breaking audience of more than 50,000 people in Atlanta, Ga. The movie based on the tour later became the longest-running and highest-rated special in the history of Showtime Networks.

In her 20-year career, Sommore has become one of the most successful comedians in the U.S. and abroad. Sommore wrote and produced her own comedy specials “The Queen Stands Alone” and “Chandelier Status,” which both became best-selling stand-up films. She’s also headlined for several comedy tours with comedic icons Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer. The “Queen of Comedy” has also been featured in hit films, including “Soul Plane,” “Family Reunion” and “Friday After Next.”

Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000; online at; or in-person at Suncoast, The Orleans, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.