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A-Train LIVE: The Experience to the Ritz Theatre

(Jacksonville, FL – February 17, 2017) A-Train Live: The Experience is the first and only comedy series to take residence at the historic Ritz Theatre and Museum. Thisunique comedy experience will allow guests an opportunity to enjoy a pleasant atmosphere, as A-Train plays host to some of the funniest comedians from around the country. He will also conduct brief Q&A sessions with each featured act at the end of each show. These Q&A sessions will allow audience members to gain a more intimate understanding of the men and women behind the jokes.

Jacksonville native and resident, comedian A-Train hosts the ultimate entertainment experience known as A-Train Live: The Experience. He’s traveled and opened for King of Comedy, D. L. Hughley; has featured for the biggest name in clean comedy, Michael Jr.; and featured for Blue Collar’s Queen of Clubs, Julie Scoggins. He has also hit the stage with Dave Coulier (Full House), Pete Lee (VH1’s Best Week Ever), Rich Vos, PJ Walsh, Dave Landau, Keith Robinson, Orny Adams, Bill Bellamy, the legendary Elayne Boosler, and so many others.

Here’s the remaining line-up for the inaugural comedic series:

February 24, 2017 – Ambrose Jones: (NBC, Gotham Live, Laugh Factory) a touring comedian and semi-finalist of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He was one of Ellen Degeneres’ favorites and Keenan Ivory Wayans called him the country Chris Rock. Ambrose has opened for some of the top names in comedy such as: Don (DC) Curry, Damon Williams, George Wilburn, Jay Anthony Brown, Deon Cole, Earthquake, Tyler Craig, and Eddie Griffin. He holds a number of comedy titles such as winner of The Stardome Comedy Competition, semifinalist in Nephew Tommy’s 50 Comic Deep Competition.

April 21, 2017 – Bo last name Dacious: (TV One, NBC, and PBS) is among the most diverse comics working today. He is the regular host of Apollo Night at the Virginia Beach Funnybone. He has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer, Paul Mooney, Tommy Davidson, Charlie Murphy, Sommore, Monique, Eddie Griffin, Mike Epps and is currently King of Comedy, D.L. Hughley’s feature act for the past 3 years. This event was original scheduled for October 2016.

June 9, 2017 – Pete Lee: (VH1, Comedy Central, NBC, CBS, CMT Next Big Comic, The Late Show, NFL Network, FUSE, MSN) comedian, actor, writer, Pete made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He was later voted standout performer at Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns. Pete has performed at more than 500 colleges across the country. He has a show on called New York Minute:30. He is a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. He is a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever.

Tickets are available now for $25 per show. Tickets are available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Offices located at the Ritz Theatre and Museum and the Veterans Memorial Arena, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at Special group discount rates are available.

For more information, call the Ritz at 904-807-2010 or visit: and to see upcoming shows. The Ritz Theatre and Museum is located in downtown Jacksonville at 829 North Davis Street.

About the Ritz Theatre and Museum

The Ritz Theatre and Museum was constructed in 1999 on the site of the 1929 Ritz Theater movie house in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of LaVilla. During LaVilla’s height of business and entertainment activity in the 1920’s – 1960’s, LaVilla was known as the ‘Harlem of the South.’ The mission of the Ritz Theatre and Museum is to “research, record, and preserve the material and artistic culture of African American life in Northeast Florida and the African Diaspora, and present in an educational or entertaining format, the many facets that make up the historical and cultural legacy of this community.”