With all the confusion, mayhem and heartache society as a whole is experiencing these days, there truly is a need for laughter, joy and a little bit of escapism. Comedian, producer, and star of Wild ‘N Out and Urban Eats & Treats, Rip Micheals is thrilled to announce the lineup for the highly anticipated April Fools Comedy Jam sponsored by Power 105.1 FM at Barclays Center on Saturday, April 1, 2023. This event comes after Rip Micheals made history, selling out Madison Square Garden as a producer and promoter in only three weeks with a one-night production of Wild ‘N Out Live on December 1, 2022.
This year’s lineup is packed with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Tiffany Haddish, Donnell Rawlings, Faizon Love, Bill Bellamy, HaHa Davis, Adele Givens, Melanie Comarcho, and Rob Stapleton, alongside Wild ‘N Out favorites Justina Valentine, Emmanuel Hudson, and Conceited. Rip Micheals has also enlisted musical performances from Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby and Brooklyn’s own Bobby Shmurda, with music by DJ Envy. With names such as these anyone in the house needs to be prepared to laugh to tears while holding your gut.
“I’m excited to bring together another talented mix of comedians and artists for this year’s April Fools Comedy Jam”, said Rip Micheals. “This show always promises to be one of the most exciting and memorable events of the year, and we can’t wait to see the audience’s reaction to this incredible lineup and the surprises we have in store.”
As an event producer, Rip Micheals’ April Fools Comedy Jam Tour has been dazzling sold-out audiences since its inception in 2012. In 2017, Rip Micheals Entertainment produced the No. 2 ranking Pollstar tour of the year, Wild ‘N Out Live with 40 sold-out arenas across the country and holds a record in Washington, DC for selling out two arenas in the same night. To be clear, Rip Micheals is the only event producer to produce three different events at three New York City arenas in the same year: April Fools Comedy Jam at Barclays Center in April 2022, Fall Back in Love Comedy & Music Jam at UBS Arena in September 2022, and Wild ‘N Out Live at Madison Square Garden in December 2022.
Currently, Rip can be seen hosting and starring in his own show, Urban Eats & Treats featuring appearances by Shaquille O’Neal, Tamar Braxton, DJ Envy, Russell Peters, Deon Cole and more. Urban Eats & Treats is distributed by HARTBEAT Studios and is now streaming in over 100 million homes via Pluto, Tubi, Roku, Peacock, and more.
Tickets for April Fools Comedy Jam sponsored by Power 105.1 FM on Saturday April 1, 2023 at Barclays Center are on sale now: