The Empress Theatre’s newest series, Comedy at the Empress, returns this month for another installment of hilarious laughs and fun with comedians Rocky LaPorte and Myles Weber. The show will be hosted by G. King.
From NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Chicago comedian Rocky LaPorte is slated to bring his everyman, streetwise style of comedy to the Empress Theatre.
The star of the Showtime comedy special, “The Godfathers of Comedy,” delivers laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent. He has also traveled with Drew Carey to Iraq to entertain the troops and was seen on the ShowTime special “Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie.”
LaPorte’s clean, blue-collar style of comedy continues to increase in popularity as he travels the country. His likeability gives him an unparalleled universal appeal that any audience can enjoy and relate to.
Vallejo native Myles Weber discovered stand-up very early in life, winning his fifth grade talent show performing stand-up at just 10-years-old. He has since studied the art of making people laugh, and is currently the host and writer for the “Portico” network. He has written for Smosh Pit Weekly and on the Smosh YouTube channel, and was runner-up of the Best of the Bay Area Comedy Competition in 2009. In 2012, Weber won the Bay Area All-Star Comedy Competition and was then featured in Comedy Central’s “Up Next” talent search. With a keen eye for abnormality and a reputation to work the crowd, Weber is one of the most engaging comics today.
G King was always the class-clown and funny person amongst his friends and family. Inspired by the performances of comedians on Def Jam and Comic View, the young comic took notes from some of the new generations greats such as Mike Epps, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart and Bernie Mac, to name a few. The Bay Area comic has performed at comedy club all over the country and has even performed for the Marines in Japan. He has opened for some of the top comedians in the country. He has a way of captivating his audiences with his view and take on life.
This month’s Comedy at the Empress will be on Friday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Empress Theatre, located at 330 Virginia Street. Tickets are $17 online at http://bit.ly/1vm5vG9 or $20 at the door.