Mark Christopher Lawrence and Friends “Bring da Funny” to North Coast Repertory Theater

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

San Diego, CA (For Immediate Release) –
Mark Christopher Lawrence, best known for his role as “Big Mike” on the NBC hit Chuck, and Prayer Dudz will present a night of adult comedy at the North Coast Repertory Theater on Tuesday, July 22, with Tuesday Night Comics. Joining Mark will be Andrew Norelli, Zoltan, headliner Laura Hayden and special guest Shawn Rohlf. The evening begins with Happy Hour at 6:30 p.m., with complimentary food and $1 beer from Stone Brewing Co., and the show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. The show is rated R for content.MARKCHRISTOPHERLAWRENCE1

A consummate actor and comedian, Mark has shared the stage with such comic greats as Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld,
Rodney Dangerfield, Paul Rodriguez and Lester Barrie. In addition to television, Mark has appeared in such feature films as Terminator 2 and Pursuit of Happyness. He has also performed on stage in both dramatic and comedic roles, and in 2012 5was named Actor of the Year at the San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Awards.

Opening comic Andrew Norelli has appeared on late night television, including “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Late show with Craig Furguson” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He has also performed on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and on “Comics Unleashed,” and he took second place at the Boston Comedy Festival. Kimmel has called Andrew “an A++ comedian.”

Zoltan began doing stand up comedy at age 19, quickly learning that short, funny true stories were the way to success for him. He has been called imaginative, thoughtful, sharp and creative. In 2007 he had his first headline set at the Comedy Co-Op in San Diego and followed that up with three television pilots in 2009. From 2010 to 2013 Zoltan participated in the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, and in 2013 he won both the San Diego’s Funniest Person Contest and The Seattle International Comedy Competition.

Headliner Laura Hayden combines comedy and inspirational speaking appearances with her work as a practicing physical therapist. Her act highlights the humorous side of the medical field and life in general. Through her work and studies – she holds a PhD in Physical Therapy – Laura has found that laughter really is the best medicine.

Musical guest Shawn Rohlf counts an eclectic collection of artists in his list of influences, including such greats as Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Frank Zappa and Louis Armstrong. Playing a mix of traditional roots music (folk, bluegrass, blues and more), Shawn and his band 7th Day Buskers won a San Diego Music Award for “Best Americana” in 2004.

Tickets for Tuesday Night Comics are $20 or $17 for seniors, students and military. North Coast Repertory Theater subscribers are just $15. For more information, or call the box office at 858-481-1055. The North Coast Repertory Theater is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075.


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