Legends of Comedy: August 5
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Durham V.E.T.S. present

Legends of Comedy

Saturday, August 5 | 8PM

VitalSoul Group presents 

Legends of Comedy

With Talent Harris, Rodney Perry and Chris Thomas featuring music by Chubb Rock – Hosted by Corey Manning

Friday, August 5 | 8PM  

Talent Harris: Known for headlining his own comedy shows/tours, making special appearances on BET’s Comic View, HBO Snaps, and Def Comedy Jam, and landing a coveted spot on New York’s 98.7 KISS FM Morning Show, Talent has most definitely lived up to his name. Deemed the official “King of New York Comedy,” Talent is an unorthodox comedian most often reminding fans “It’s Just Comedy!”  Talent continues to bring audiences to their knees with his hilarious improv and his inimitable knack for storytelling.  Talent has appeared on the screen along working alongside such famed actors as Danny DeVito, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo and Michael Rappaport. He also appeared in the movies “Sunset Park,” “Full Court Press,” and “A Brother’s Kiss.”

Rodney Perry: The early years of comedy found Perry his first gig as a writer/warm up guy for Kim Whitley on her talk show “Oh Drama.” Being on the scene, he was able to parlay his skills into opportunity and began opening for the likes of George Lopez, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, to name a few. He would spend the next 10 years nonstop on television in various capacities. Hosting comedy shows like “Who’s Got Jokes” helped him fine tune his craft and fueled the fire for the screen, big and small. Catching the attention of comedy lovers and industry shot callers alike, Perry got another big break with a starring role as “Harold” in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family” and it’s only been a meteoric ride on the fast track ever since. Perry has since found a home at Bounce TV whereas the host of his own comedy show “Off the Chain” he would spend the next several years giving Bounce TV its leverage in the cable market with his ever increasing ratings. “Off The Chain” would go on to become a sold-out tour and in addition, he would also break records for the young network with his number 1 rated comedy special “Rodney Perry: 44 and Still Ticking”.

Chris Thomas is one of the nation’s brightest comedians, in the words of the Washington Post magazine “an accomplished impressionist…on his way to fame and fortune.” Chris Thomas is the master of over 2000 amazing realistic celebrity impressions, including Denzel Washington, F. Lee Bailey, Mike Tyson, and Orson Welles. One of Chris’s favorite subjects, Sugar Ray Leonard, says quite simply “Chris Thomas knocks me out!” The Charlotte Observer lauded his ability to “move like a comic juggernaut from one famous voice to another.” Chris combines this versatility with a quick wit and deft timing to create remarkably funny conversations between several personalities at once. Chris has added impressions of singers including Frank Sinatra and Jeffrey Osborne, plus outrageous rap numbers to his repertoire to create his own fresh brand of humor.

Audiences have been knocked out by Chris’ stand-up performances at major venues including New York’s Catch a Rising Star and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He has performed with an array of artists including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Luther Vandross and Anita Barker. Chris continues his extensive live performance schedule both on his own as well as with fellow comedians, Jamie Foxx and Mark Curry.

Corey Manning is "a comedian who is really making a name for himself nationally." ~ Bob Sumner, Producer for Russell Simmon's Def Comedy Jam.

A native of Durham, NC, Corey began working on his comedic skills at the age of 6. His talent landed him in principals' offices at Hope Valley Elementary, Githens Junior High and Durham High School. Since graduating from North Carolina Central University, he has performed in Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, and all over the world; East coast, West coast, and as far as the Middle East and Taiwan. He has toured with some of the best comedians in the world; Mo’Nique, Damon Wayans, Bill Bellamy, Bobby Collins, Tracy Morgan, Robert Kelly, Earthquake, Chris Thomas, Arnez J., Tommy Davidson, Lavell Crawford, Adele Givens, Kevin Knox, Bruce Bruce, Sheryl Underwood, and John Witherspoon.

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No Outside Food or Drink
No Backpacks
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