Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12 NOON
Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one our generation’s strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer, he has created many memorable moments.
Rock returned in 2016 to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards. In the past year, he has directed HBO’s comedy special, “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.”
With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. In 2014, he led the ensemble cast of “Top Five,” a critically acclaimed comedy feature film that he also wrote and directed. In 2009, Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of “Good Hair,” and in 2014, he executive produced “Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip,” a documentary recounting the history of one of New York’s most famous comedy venues. His feature film acting credits include the “Grown Ups” and “Madagascar” franchises, “Head of State,” “Nurse Betty,” “CB4,” “Death at a Funeral,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “2 Days in New York,” “Dogma” and “New Jack City.”
His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series, “Everybody Hates Chris,” which ran from 2005 to 2009, and as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1989 – 1993. Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three GRAMMY Awards and is a New York Times best-selling author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Director of a Variety Special for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” and Outstanding Special Class Program for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
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About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors.