Kris Dunlap promotes shows. I thought his name was Chris. Then all of sudden on Facebook, it's changed to Kris.
Anyway, Kris is a promoter, who is from Columbus but now lives in Atlanta. I know his family. Lorenzo graduated from the Columbus College (now Columbus State University) Police Academy with my brother. His brother, Warren, is also a police officer. Warren's with the Columbus Police Department. Lorenzo retired from the CPD, but is now with the Marshall's Department.
Kris told me a couple of weeks ago that he had a date for Mike Epps. But he wasn't sure if he should do the show in the Columbus Civic Center or the Heard Theatre. Yesterday, he signed a contract with Enoch Morris, the executive director of the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.
When Enoch told me he had the date, he said he also had signed a contract with Ron "Tater Salad" White. This cigar-smoking, Scotch whisky-drinking Texan who became a member of the Blue Collar Tour, returns to Columbus on Aug. 20.
Tickets are $42.75 for all seats.
Mike Epps will perform on Aug. 29. Epps, who started out in stand-up comedy, has made the transition to movies. He was in Columbus in 2002 when filming was done in the Heard Theatre for "The Fighting Temptations." Since then, he's gone to make movies like "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," "Resident Evil: Extinction," "Who's Coming to Dinner" and "The Honeymooners," while continuing his stand-up career.
Tickets are $25.50-$44.50.
Both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. June 19.