Wed, Jan 3

Love to Laugh Comedy Tour Coming to DPAC on February 14 2018

Valentine’s Day 2018
February 14, 2018

January 3, 2018 (Durham, NC) — The Love to Laugh Comedy Tour will take the DPAC stage on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018.  The show headlines veteran actor/comedian Arnez J, Instagram sensation Kountry Wayne, actress/comedienne Cocoa Brown (from Tyler Perry’s “For Better or For Worse”), comic Special K (from the Rickey Smiley Morning Radio Show), and is hosted by radio host Brian Dawson of K97.5.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 6 at 10:00am:

  • Online at
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
  • For Mature Audiences.  Parental Discretion Advised.

The Love to Laugh Comedy Tour brings a fresh mix of seasoned and rising comedic voices from the stage, radio and screen to DPAC for Valentine’s Day 2018.

Arnez J’s charisma and physical agility make his performances unforgettable. Appearances on Showtime, Comedy Central and Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” eventually landed him the coveted hosting slot on BET’s “Comic View” for two seasons.  His hilarious comedy special “Radically Motivated” is now available on Netflix.

Kountry Wayne is a superstar comedian on the rise. With a social media following of over 3.5 million fans, Wayne Colley is blazing the internet with his skits and parodies, leaving fans in stitches and solidifying him as a name to watch. 

Cocoa Brown has enjoyed tremendous success in both the comedy and Hollywood industries with on-screen credits including Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” on Oprah’s OWN Network, full-feature film “Lakeview Terrace” and most recently, a leading role in the blockbuster movie “Single Moms Club”.  With a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild award under her belt, the veteran comedienne continues to impress audiences nationwide.

“Special K” Karl Douglas’ comedic bits are heard daily by millions as the co-host of the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Radio Show.  Since 2008, Special K has served as the comedy writer for the show, and his stand-up performances help earn him a spot in the ranks of rising comedic stars.

Durham native and rising comedian DWISSH will open the show, giving local fans the laughs they’ve come to expect and love.


About The DOME Group, LLC
The DOME Group, LLC is a leading entertainment promoter of live entertainment events in North Carolina, including concerts and music festivals.  The company’s portfolio boasts some of the most successful performances to the Triangle markets since 2008. Partnering with venues including the DPAC, and major clients including Southern Company and General Motors, The DOME Group continues to build its brand of quality music experiences throughout the country.

About DPAC
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed annually among the top venues in the country by multiple publications that track attendance and live event sales, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.

With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), since 2011 DPAC has been listed the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.

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