CLUB NOKIA Presents: “J.B. SMOOVE” Friday, March 2
LOS ANGELES’ CLUB NOKIA PRESENTS: COMEDIANJ.B. SMOOVEFRIDAY, MARCH 2
Los Angeles’ CLUB NOKIA will be hosting J.B. SMOOVE–the gifted writer, comedian and actor, who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk–Friday, March 2. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, January 20 at 10:00 AM.
J.B. Smoove–born in Plymouth, North Carolina and raised in Mount Vernon, NY–firmly established himself as one of the best comedic actors of today with his role on HBOs “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as Leon. After spending several years as a stand-up comedian in New York City, Smoove moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and landed a recurring role on MTV’s “The Lyricist Lounge Show,” as well as featured guest spots on “The Chris Rock Show” and “Premium Blend.” This led to his first big feature film, where he narrated and starred in the cult classic “Pootie Tang,” reuniting with Rock. Smoove subsequently followed this up with a co-starring role opposite Adam Sandler in “Mr. Deeds.”
After a season as a cast member on the sketch comedy program “Cedric the Entertainer Presents,” Smoove moved back to New York City where he landed a writing position on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” He later was a recipient of the 2007 Writers Guild award for “Best Comedy/Variety Series” for his work on the show.
In the standup and acting worlds, Smoove has been featured on “Tough Crowd,” “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza,” and several “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with Conan O’ Brien,” sketches. He was a recurring character on “Everybody Hates Chris” and later became a cast member on the Brad Garrett sitcom “’Til Death.” He will next be seen as host of the new Comedy Central standup series, “Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus.” Smoove recently shot his own one-hour stand-up special “That’s How I Dooz It” for the cable channel and will be co-starring in the NBC series “Bent.” Smoove also serves as host of this year’s CLIO Awards special, celebrating the world’s best commercials, which will be seen on NBC later this year.
On the big screen, he appeared in “Date Night” with Steve Carell and Tina Fey and the Farrelly Brothers directed comedy, “Hall Pass.” His most recent film projects are“The Sitter” with Jonah Hill, “We Bought a Zoo” featuring Matt Damon and “The Dictator” opposite Sacha Baron Cohen. Smoove’s unique comedic voice has also been put to good use in animation where he will be voicing a character in the upcoming feature “Ice Age 4.”
General Admission Floor tickets are $20. Reserved Floor and Balcony tickets are $30. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com and from 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. No fees are charged at the STAPLES Center box office or at the Club Nokia box office on show days (open after 5 PM)
About Club Nokia: Club Nokia, a multi-use music, entertainment and concert venue–located in the heart of the acclaimed L.A. LIVE sports, residential and entertainment district–accommodates over 2,300 guests. Featuring state-of-the-art acoustics designed for live entertainment, Club Nokia is the perfect venue for emerging music acts and cultural shows while also providing excellent space for corporate events and private parties. The theatre brings the latest technology to music enthusiasts including an innovative interactive experience embedded in foot-controlled floor interfaces, touchscreens, and a large LED installation within the lobby of the Club Nokia space. This interactive experience allows users to scroll through the history and the future of Club Nokia events and interact with pictures, video and text messages submitted by fellow concert fans. Club Nokia has been honored two consecutive years at the annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards-in 2009 as “Best New Major Concert Venue” and in 2010 as “Nightclub Of The Year”; along with a Zagat Award for Best Live Music Club in Los Angeles (2009).
Since its opening, Club Nokia has hosted a massive array of eclectic events: packed concerts of every musical genre (Band of Horses, Motorhead, Adam Lambert, Drake, Matisyahu, Queens of the Stone Age, Vince Gill, The Specials, La Roux, to name but a few); comedians (Lisa Lampanelli, Sarah Silverman, Jim Jefferies and more); special month-long residencies (The Pee-wee Herman Show, Cirque Berzerk); awards shows (Grammy nominations concert, Revolver Golden Gods Awards) and private events.