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Martin Lawrence Announces “Y’all Know What It Is!” Comedy Tour

After eight years, comedy legend Martin Lawrence has announced a whole new summer tour titled the “Y’all Know What It Is!” tour.



Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence

Comedy legend Martin Lawrence announced he will headline a national arena tour – his first comedy tour since 2016 – kicking off Saturday, July 20th. The “Y’all Know What It Is!” tour will head to nearly 40 cities across the U.S. through April 2025, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Vegas, Dallas, Brooklyn, and Washington, D.C. The tour is set to launch soon after the June 7th release of the highly anticipated Bad Boys: Ride or Die feature film, co-starring Will Smith. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17th at 10 am local time. To purchase tickets, visit this link.

“Y’all Know What It Is!” is an all-new stand-up show and fresh one-hour set where Martin brings the real talk and finds the funny in everything from family to culture as only he can. Special guests have been personally handpicked by the comedy maestro. They are some of the hottest comedians on the mic, including Adele Givens, B. Simone, Chico Bean, DC Youngfly, Deon Cole, Desi Banks, Gary Owen, Jess Hilarious, Mojo Brookzz, Ms. Pat, Rickey Smiley, and more. Guest comedians vary by city.

Commenting on the tour, Lawrence says:

“Comedy gives me that instant gratification. Seeing the fans up close and in person, making people laugh, doing what I love most, this is what it’s all about for me. But hey… y’all know what it is!”

Lawrence, hailed by fans worldwide as one of the greatest comics of all time launched his comedy career in New York City at the Improv Comedy Club. His breakthrough film role came from Spike Lee in the classic Do The Right Thing! Other film roles followed, including House Party and Boomerang.

He soon captured the attention of mega producer Russell Simmons, who tapped Lawrence to host the groundbreaking HBO series Def Comedy Jam. In 1992, Lawrence landed his hit series, Martin. The ratings juggernaut single-handedly elevated FOX to a major contender against network television stations. Following the finale of his self-titled comedy series, Lawrence starred in a string of top-grossing films, including Life, Big Momma’s House, and the Bad Boys franchise.

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Martin Lawrence “Y’all Know What It Is!” comedy tour admat

Tour Dates:

07/20 – Chandler, AZ, Gila River Casino
08/02 – Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
08/03 – Cleveland, OH, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
08/09 – Jackson, MS, Mississippi Coliseum
08/10 – Biloxi, MS, Mississippi Coast Coliseum
08/17 – Highland, CA, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino
08/30 – Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
08/31 – Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
09/06 – Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
09/07 – Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
09/20 – Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
09/21 – Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
11/08 – Washington, D.C., MGM National Harbor
11/15 – Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
11/16 – Oklahoma City, OK, Paycom Center
11/29 – Las Vegas, NV, Dolby Live (Park MGM Casino)
12/06 – Los Angeles, CA, Arena
12/07 – Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
12/13 – Jacksonville, FL, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
12/14 – Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla
12/15 – Tampa, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

2025 tour Dates:

01/17 – Southaven, MS,Landers Center
01/18 – Birmingham, AL, Legacy Arena at the BJCC
01/19 – Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
01/24 – Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
01/25 – Atlantic City, NJ, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
02/08 – Houston, TX, Toyota Center
02/28 – St. Louis, MO, Chaifetz Arena
03/01 – Kansas City, MO, T-Mobile Center
03/07 – Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena
03/08 – Savannah, GA, Enmarket Arena
03/14 – Milwaukee, WI, Fiserv Forum
03/15 – Chicago, IL, Credit Union 1 Arena
03/28 – Norfolk, VA, Chartway Arena
04/04 – Bossier City, LA, Brookshire Grocery Arena
04/05 – Little Rock, AR, Simmons Bank Arena