united nations of comedy tour returns to the paramount in november
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United Nations of Comedy Tour returns to The Paramount in November

the paramount theaterThe United Nations of Comedy Tour returns to The Paramount Theater for their 11th annual show on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

The tour features national comedians as seen on HBO, Comedy Central, BET, Late Night with David Letterman, Netflix, HULU, FOX, and more.

The United Nations of Comedy is one of the funniest national comedy tours to visit the area and has become one of the area’s most highly anticipated comedy events.

The tour was founded to promote diversity through laughter and focuses on choosing the perfect blend of national comics by selecting an eclectic mix of styles. This year’s lineup includes a hysterical array of national comedians: Jordan Rock, Sean Donnelly, Liz Miele and Funnyman Skiba.

The Paramount Theater was chosen as the host venue due to its historical significance, convenient location, and community-driven mission, according to a news release. The theater’s stage has been visited by some of the top comedians and performers in the nation, and the United Nations of Comedy continues its streak.

Tickets are on sale now for $39.50 and may be reserved online or in person at the box office Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and one hour before each event. Tickets may also be purchased by phone during box office hours by calling (434) 979-1333.

About the performers

  • Jordan Rock: The youngest brother of comedy icon, Chris Rock, but Jordan has built his career by placing brick by brick on his own. Landing recurring roles on Love Life Season 2 on HBO Max, Big Time Adolescence on Hulu, and Love on Netflix, he has become one of the hottest comics in the New York comedy club scene, admired by comic greats such as Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and others.
  • Sean Donnelly: His rapid-fire comedy style will have you laughing non-stop while your stomach is in pain. He has appeared on The Late Show with David LettermanConan, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Sean co-hosts the podcast My Dumb Friends with fellow comedian Dan St. Germain on the All Things Comedy network. He released his debut comedy album Manual Labor Face in 2015 on Comedy Central Records. Sean has been featured on the truTV series World’s Dumbest and Almost Genius as well as Adam Devine’s House Party, The Half HourBroad City, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, Amazon’s Alpha House, GSN’s Lie DetectorsLimitless on CBS, and Billions on Showtime.
  • Liz Miele: One of New York’s funniest comics with her sharp and piercing comedy. Liz Miele has appeared on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, FOX, ASX-TV, Comedy Central, Live at Gotham, Hulu, and other national programs. Recently returning from her seventh European tour, Liz is gearing up for her American tour, and Charlottesville, Virginia is on the list. Various Liz jokes went viral on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Her style of comedy is appreciated by mature audiences to millennials, which is one of the reasons Liz has experienced her level of success.
  • Funnyman Skiba: The exclusive host comic of the United Nations of Comedy Tour and a BET Comic View All-Star with one of the most legendary appearances on the national network. He has also co-hosted a hit radio show with national broadcasting. This will make Skiba’s visit to Charlottesville his 14th, providing the label as the area’s highest demanded comic.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.