This past weekend, Sommore dazzled a UK audience with her LIVE & UNCUT Queen of USA Comedy standup performances in London. For her international debut, the urban comedy diva delivered her signature set, decorated with her trademark sass and spunk. Hosted by Gina Yashere, with performances by Eddie Kadi, Marlon Davis, Kane Brown and Slim, the two-day urban comedy expo did not disappoint.
For those of you who don’t know – Sommore was the first woman to host BET’s ComicView, star of the “Queens of Comedy” (alongside Monique, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes) and producer of three personal standup comedy specials. Sommore has made appearances throughout the course of her career on Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She’s also starred in the classic films, Soul Plane (2004) and Friday After Next (2002).
Earlier last week, The Queen of Comedy sat down with UK Publication, The Voice to discuss her tour, roots and career inspiration.
With 20 years of experience in her arsenal, the competition still can’t touch her as she cruises the fast track in a lane of her own. Sommore’s understanding of the game has contributed to her wisdom, grace and untouchable comedic craft, “Standup for me has always been about self- expression. As the world has changed, so has my life and my material.”
With her platform comes the opportunity to use her voice as a force of inspiration, gratitude and influence – a gift she certainly does not take lightly.
“Representation matters, and I see that as a huge accomplishment. When I chose to become a comedian, I hadn’t seen many young African-American women speaking so freely about their choices and views on life. I was brave enough to share my perspective with the world. My instincts were right.”
It is no surprise that Sommore delivered one of her most paramount performances at The O2 and Birmingham Town Hall in London on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th.
Sommore’s recent UK debut is just the start for this seasoned, brilliant star, “I believe that laughter will never go out of style. Even when times are tough, comedians will find unique ways to make the world think and laugh – that’s why we’ll keep on going.”
If you want to catch Sommore LIVE in the states, gear up for the Atlantic City Comedy Festival 2017 – coming to Boardwalk Hall on October 7th. Sommore will be performing alongside comedians Earthquake, George Wallace, Michael Blackson, Tommy Davidson & TuRae. To purchase your tickets click here.