Mon, Feb 4

A Night of Superstar Comedy with CHRIS TUCKER Coming to DPAC April 19.

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 (Durham, NC) — Actor, comedian, and humanitarian Chris Tucker will make his debut on the DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, stage on April 19, 2013.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 10am:

  • Online at DPACnc.comDPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on February 6. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

"Just when I thought the 2013 comedy lineup at DPAC could not get hotter, Chris Tucker adds a date this spring. As a big fan of his movie career, especially Rush Hour, I couldn’t be happier that he is back on the scene and making a stop in the Triangle. Our theater is ideal for superstar stand-up comics like Chris Tucker,” said Emily McLoughlin, Marketing Director for Concerts and Comedy at DPAC.

Born August 31, 1971, Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He came to prominence in 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube, and then appeared in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element before beginning work on the highly commercially successful Rush Hour films. In 2006 he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker is also a humanitarian and spends much of his spare time traveling and working with his foundation. His latest film, the critically acclaimed Silver Lining Playbook with Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper, is receiving Oscar® attention.



About DPAC
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 50 in Pollstar magazine’s worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #5 ranked theater in the U.S.
What’s up next at DPAC? An intimate evening with superstar Olivia Newton-John (Feb 19), followed by the inaugural Bull City Food and Beer Experience (Feb 24).

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