Mike Epps cancels April 7 show at the Straz Center in Tampa
If someone needs a gift idea for Mike Epps this Christmas, how about a day planner? Maybe then he'll remember to keep at least one of his Tampa Bay dates.
For the second time this year, the comic and actor has canceled a stand-up show at the Straz Center for the Performing ARts in Tampa. Initially he postponed a show scheduled for Nov. 3 until April 7. Now the April 7 show isn't happening at all. Anyone who purchased a ticket will be automatically refunded.
The Straz blames the cancellation on a schedule conflict. Maybe this has something to do with Epps being cast as Richard Pryor in the upcoming Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana. Then again, what better preparation could there be than actually doing stand-up?
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*