Life for most people, with it being filled to the brim with a myriad of trials and tribulations, is a formidable challenge where merely eating daily and maintaining a roof over their head is a major success. Yet, there are those among us who seem to naturally and almost organically excel to the heights of personal and professional achievements.
By BAKARI SIMPSON
Life for most people, with it being filled to the brim with a myriad of trials and tribulations, is a formidable challenge where merely eating daily and maintaining a roof over their head is a major success. Yet, there are those among us who seem to naturally and almost organically excel to the heights of personal and professional achievements. One of these gifted individuals is the deliciously sexy and devilishly funny Sommore. She is playing the role of General as she leads her platoon of comics straight in the heart of downtown Cleveland. This Saturday, Feb. 19, Sommore will be tearing up the stage and bending folks over with merriment at the Playhouse Square along with D.L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce and Damon Williams as she heads the Royal Comedy Tour.
Sommore, who has long since been a trailblazer as she is the No.1 female comic in the country bar none, has held this heavyweight title for a number of consecutive years, her face over the course of her lucrative career has been plastered on the television and movie screen and, along with three partners in crime (Adele Givens, Mo’Nique and Miss Laura Hayes), Sommore was a crucial member in the successful run of the “Queens of Comedy” tour. This tour was the first of its kind in that it was composed of an all-female line up. Iin keeping with this historic thinking, Sommore is back with her very own “Royal Comedy Tour.”
The Royal Comedy Tour is the first tour in history that has a female headlining act over the other male features on a national tour. The tour, which kicked off originally last year and ended up going to 25 major cities, was such a fantastic success that Sommore decided that she thought it would be a tragedy to not do it again.
“Another goal that I wanted to show was that a woman can headline a tour, I wanted that to be a factor and I wanted my people to come out and support,” Sommore said. “Oh its more than I thought it would be, it really is. After we did the numbers last year and we came back again for part two… I am ecstatic.”
Smashing barriers seems to be a hobby of Sommore’s so it’s only appropriate that she also lays waste to the myth that “lightening cant strike twice,” as she has proven with her tour that found conception in her head yet was born on stage. Not one to sit still for too long, Sommore is already working her next DVD stand-up special to be shot in May in Miami. The special will be shot in the second week of May and any of those interested or might want to be in the audience can keep up with this project at Sommore.com.
“Oh I’m producing it for sure,” she said. “I’m producing it myself. You know how I do; and I only do that for creative control, so that I can project the image that I want to project. If I let someone else do it, they might have all breast shots!”
Cleveland, don’t cheat yourself on this very special historic moment, and straight from the horse’s mouth: “I want to thank everyone for the support over the many, many, many years and as always I won’t let them down. I’m coming to put my best foot forward, so get your tickets now, lets do what grown people do and I’ll see you there Cleveland!”