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Martin Lawrence Announces National Arena Tour: "Y'all Know What It Is!"

by Venus Sanders

Image Credit: Martin Lawrence

Get ready to laugh until your sides hurt because comedy legend Martin Lawrence is hitting the road once again with his highly anticipated national arena tour, "Y'all Know What It Is!" This marks Lawrence's first comedy tour since 2016, and fans across the United States are eagerly awaiting his return to the stage.

The tour is set to kick off on Saturday, July 20, and will make its way to nearly 40 cities across the country through April 2025. From Los Angeles to Chicago, Atlanta to Vegas, Dallas to Brooklyn, and Washington, D.C., Lawrence will be bringing his unique brand of humor to audiences far and wide. The timing couldn't be better, as the tour will launch soon after the release of the highly anticipated Bad Boys: Ride or Die feature film, co-starring Will Smith.

Tickets for the "Y'all Know What It Is!" tour go on sale Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting This all-new stand-up show promises to deliver a fresh one-hour set where Lawrence brings the real talk and finds the funny in everything from family to culture, as only he can.

But that's not all - Lawrence has personally hand-picked some of the hottest comedians on the mic to join him as special guests on the tour. From Adele Givens to B. Simone, Chico Bean to DC Youngfly, Deon Cole to Desi Banks, Gary Owen to Jess Hilarious, Mojo Brookzz to Ms. Pat, Rickey Smiley, and more, audiences are in for a comedic treat like no other.

Guest comedians will vary by city, adding an element of surprise to each show. "Comedy gives me that instant gratification," Lawrence says. "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!"

Hailed by fans around the world as one of the greatest comics of all time, Lawrence's comedy career began in New York City at the Improv Comedy Club. His breakthrough film role came courtesy of Spike Lee in the classic "Do The Right Thing!" From there, Lawrence's star continued to rise with roles in films like "House Party" and "Boomerang." He soon became a household name as the host of the groundbreaking HBO series Def Comedy Jam and later with his own hit series, "Martin."

Following the success of his self-titled comedy series, Lawrence went on to star in a string of top-grossing films, including "Life," "Big Momma's House," and the "Bad Boys" franchise. Now, Lawrence returns to the "Bad Boys" franchise with "Bad Boys: Ride or Die," set to open worldwide on Friday, June 7.

Concerts West and AEG Presents, world leaders in the music and entertainment industries, are behind the production of the "Y'all Know What It Is!" tour. With a commitment to artistry, creativity, and community, Concerts West and AEG Presents have curated some of the biggest events in live music, from Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to British Summer Time Hyde Park and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

With a wide network of venues and a focus on artist development and audience satisfaction, Concerts West and AEG Presents are the perfect partners to bring Martin Lawrence's comedy tour to life. So mark your calendars, get your tickets, and get ready to laugh like never before as Martin Lawrence brings the house down on his "Y'all Know What It Is!" tour.


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