July 14/ Thu

Release - DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, B. Simone and more come to Tampa on the Real Talk Comedy Tour


July 14, 2022


Contact: Kelsey Coary (813.301.6651, kcoary@viniksportsgroup.com)





Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m.


TAMPA, FL – BMN Entertainment presents Real Talk Comedy Tour is coming to Tampa’s Yuengling Center on Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. The tour will feature some of the funniest comedians to hit the stage including DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, B. Simone, Jess Hilarious, Darren Brand and Money Bag Mafia.


DeRay Davis

DeRay Davis was born in Chicago. He began his career in comedy clubs. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, he won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and appeared on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour. Known for his role as Ray (Ray the Hustle Guy in Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business). Davis has also appeared in other films, including Semi-Pro, 21 Jump Street and How High. Davis' television roles and appearances have included programs such as Comedy Central's Reno 911, BET's ComicView, FOX's Empire, MTV's Wild 'n Out and Short Circuitz, FX's Snowfall and HBO's Entourage. He hosted his first game show, Mind of a Man, on Game Show Network, and later appeared on the Oxygen reality show Living with Funny. He is also the host of the revival of Hip Hop Squares produced & narrated by Ice Cube.


Rickey Smiley

Rickey Smiley is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actor and radio personality, known for his prank phone calls. He is the host of the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show based in Atlanta from its flagship affiliate WHTA "Hot 107.9". Smiley has starred in sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show, which aired on TV One. He is also a featured columnist on the Fox-produced tabloid nationally-syndicated show Dish Nation. In 2015, Smiley started appearing on Rickey Smiley For Real, a reality television series about his life. Smiley appeared as the host of the 2000 season of BET's ComicView. He has also appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, HBO's Def Comedy Jam and Snaps, The Nashville Network, Uptown Comedy Club and Comic Escape.


B. Simone

B. Simone is a comedian, actress and businesswoman originally from Dallas who now resides in Atlanta. B. Simone is a long-standing cast member of MTV’s hit series Wild ‘n Out with six seasons to her name – her other acting credits include multiple feature films as well as dozens of appearances on BET, MTV and VH1. The exposure has brought her a huge fanbase of over 5.6 million Instagram followers and her own wildly popular make up line B. Simone Beauty and fitness brand B. Simone Fit.


Media Contact: Latonya Spencer | 314.532.4650 | spencerlatonya39@yahoo.com


TICKETS: Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $59.50, $75.50, $85.50, $99.50, $129.50 and $179.50. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at ParkWhiz.com.


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