Sommore is the newest comedian added to our entertaining 2015 ESSENCE Festival lineup. Since the early 90s, the Trenton, New Jersey native has served the comedy world her fierce and fearless perspective on what life is like to be a black woman. As the first female to ever host “Comic View,” she’s earned a tough skin and a will to make her audience laugh harder than they’ve ever laughed before. Get ready!
Last seen in: “Sommore: Chandelier Status”
Next up: “Sommore: Fun Non Amously Famous”
See her on July 4 and 5 on our Verizon Now Playing Superlounge stage. Get tickets, here.
Actress and comedienne Luenell has been making us laugh since 1993. Her raw and unexpected comedy have kept audiences on the edge of their seats since she appeared in “Katt Williams’ American Hustle.” Now, we have watched her successfully straddle the mainstream arena and black film as one of the funniest on screen personas of this generation. In July, we’ll all be able to see her perform a little stand-up live. Be prepared for anything.
Last seen in: “School Dance”
Next up: Comedy Central’s “Black Jesus”
See Luenell live on Friday, July 3 on the Verizon Now Playing Superloung stage. Get your tickets, today!
Last year, our ESSENCE Festival attendees could not get enough of Nephew Tommy. He kept the Mainstage crowds happy and energized in between our amazing performances and this year, we know he’ll be even better. As one fourth of the syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” team, Thomas Miles is responsible for bringing the laughs and information to thousands of listeners every single day. See him in person with us on the MainStage.
Last Seen In: “Baggage Claim”
Next Up: “Nephew Tommy & Friends” Live & always on SHMS!
See Nephew Tommy from July 3-5 on the Mainstage. Tickets are available, now.
At this point, Kevin Hart is a bonafide comedic superstar. Though many of our mainstream cohorts believe Hart’s success was overnight, we have watched the Philadelphia native work his way from “Soul Plane” to a box office mainstay. We are proud and inspired by his hard work and more than ready to laugh with him in NOLA.
Last seen in: “Get Hard”
Next project: Filming comedy special, “Ride Along 2” & more
See Kevin Hart live on Thursday, July 2 at the VERIZON NOW PLAYING concert presents, Kevin Hart: WHAT NOW. Get your tickets, here.