Thu, Feb 19

Superstar Comedian of Rush Hour and Friday Fame Chris Tucker at DPAC on April 24

February 9, 2015 (Durham, NC) – Actor, comedian and humanitarian Chris Tucker returns to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on April 24, 2015. His last performance in April 2013 sold out. Fans will want to purchase tickets early for this superstar comedian.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 13 at 10 a.m.:

  • Online at 
  • DPAC 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 11. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

“If you are a fan of Chris Tucker’s movies, you will laugh even harder at his live stand-up show. Chris Tucker has a natural talent for humor that will have the audience rolling in the aisles. There is no better setting than DPAC for an up-close-and-personal experience with this comedy superstar,” said Emily McLoughlin, Director of Marketing for Concerts & Comedy at DPAC. 

Christopher “Chris” Tucker is an international award winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a favorite on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube. Next he co-starred and executive produced Money Talks with Charlie Sheen, then appeared in Luc Besson’s The Fifth ElementIn 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.

To date, Chris Tucker has starred in films that have collectively grossed over
one billion dollars in box office sales worldwide. He co-starred in the 2013 Oscar®- nominated film Silver Lining Playbook with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. His stand-up comedy tour has received rave reviews all over the world including Asia, the United Kingdom, Australia and the Middle East. He is currently kicking off his 2015 U.S. comedy tour and his newest project is his first standup film, Chris Tucker Live that will be released in early 2015. Tucker is also a dedicated humanitarian, spending much of his spare time traveling around the world, doing philanthropic work to make a difference through the Chris Tucker Foundation.