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Martin Lawrence hosts comedy show at Philips Arena April 13

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

A massive comedy package tour is coming to Philips Arena led by legendary stand-up Martin Lawrence April 13.

For this Atlanta stop, he is bringing along JB Smoove, Michael Blackson, Adele Givens and Benji Brown.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 16 and go for between $55 and $110. (Tickets are available here.)

RELATED: My interview with Martin Lawrence in 2015

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Lawrence's last effort at TV came in 2014, the short-lived FX comedy "Partners" in which he co-starred with Kelsey Grammer. It lasted only a season.

He began touring as a stand-up comic again around 2015 after a long break. coming to the Fox Theatre.

At the time I interviewed him, he said he was calm and happy many years after both physical and mental health issues impacted his career. ” I am in a very positive place,” he said. “I’ve grown up a lot. I’ve seen a lot. I’ve been through a lot."

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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