Friday, July 17, 2015

Mike Epps & Why He Is the “Real Deal”

Mike Epps is a comedic prodigy with a prestigious performance history. Born in 1970, the Indianapolis native is known for roles in popular movies such as The Hangover (Parts I and III), Next Friday and Friday After Next, as well as a starring role in ABC’s forthcoming adaptation of the 1989 film Uncle Buck. Epps has also starred in a variety of comedy shows, including his own Mike Epps: Funny Bidness and Mike Epps Presents: Live from Club Nokia.

Epps’ knack for comedy began at an early age, and he proceeded to perform standup routines in his teenage years. Comedy would become Epps breakthrough occupation after joining the Def Comedy Jam Tour in 1995 and appearing in HBO’s Def Comedy Jam broadcasts. In 1999, Epps was cast in the popular Friday movie franchise to star alongside Ice Cube, and from there, his career would be launched as he continued to be cast in a variety of roles in popular movies and television shows, including the Resident Evil franchise and The Fighting Temptations, alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé.

Epps has made a name for himself in show business and has grown into a well known comedic and acting talent. He is currently working on a variety of projects, such as his starring role in the Starz series “Survivor’s Remorse,” BET drama “Being Mary Jane” and the Universal feature “Term Life.” He is also in the midst of production for the HBO biopic “Bessie” based on famed blues performer Bessie Smith’s rise to fame, as well as his role as legendary comedian Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels biopic.

Be sure to check out Epps’ “The Real Deal Tour” at Van Andel Arena on Saturday, October 31st at 8 PM. Get your tickets here.