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Martin Lawrence coming to the Straz Center in Tampa

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Damn, Gina -- this is gonna be one def, crazy jam at the Straz.

Martin Lawrence is coming to the Straz Center in Tampa. The Bad Boys star will perform at the Straz on June 24, with tickets going onsale at noon Friday (5/6). Prices start at $39.50; click here for details.

It's a pretty massive get for the Straz -- and a bit of a gamble too. Lawrence was one of the biggest comedy stars of the '90s, and one of the most volatile. Who can forget him slipping into a three-day coma after jogging in heavy clothes while preparing for his role in Big Momma's House? Or him getting banned from Saturday Night Live for an explicit monologue (later parodied by Jon Hamm)?

And if you're keeping score at home, yes, Lawrence will be at the Straz less than three weeks after Tracy Morgan performs there. If only they'd tour together; we'd love to see an Inside The Actors Studio-style meeting of Big Momma and the star of Honky Grandma Be Trippin'.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2011 1:03pm]

    

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