Kenan Thompson’s Simply C 360 Atlantic City Show Thurs 3/24

Comedian and SNL legend, Kenan Thompson returns this year with Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience. On Thursday, March 24th, Kenan and his partner and executive producer, Cherie Chiles-Buchanan, will set the stage in Atlantic City with this epic, nationwide comedy showcase.

Since 2011, Kenan and Cherie have put together comedy showcases around the nation to find and discover local comedic talent, hosting shows from Atlanta, GA to Atlantic City, NJ; Chicago, IL to Las Vegas, NV; all the way to the mecca of comedy and entertainment, New York City. Each show features fifteen to twenty top comedians performing five-minute sketches to test who can make it all the way on the Road to NYC. Complete with celebrity guest judges and big TV network partners, Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience is an amazing show for all contestants and audience members.

After the two-day kick-off event in Kenan Thompson’s hometown, Atlanta, the Ultimate Comedy Experience will be making its first-time appearance in Atlantic City after generating an overwhelming amount of East Coast submissions. This two-show event will host a number of talented comedians trying to place into Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience finale hosted in New York City. Hosting this two-show event, with shows starting at 8 pm and 10 pm Thursday night, is actor Matt Bridgestone. Celebrity guest judges will include music industry icon and founder of the Cristian Rivera Foundation, John “Gungie” Rivera and Whitney Ullman, actor and Fox Philadelphia personality.

Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience started this year with four sold-out shows in two venues in  Atlanta, GA, where Kenan was, for the first time, able to come and host his comedy showcase in his home town Atlanta. Both shows were performed on February 20th and 21st, making a great start to Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience.

In addition to several talented entertainers scouting the competition, there was a number of celebrity guests and icons in attendance including rappers T.I. and Yung Joc, Melissa Knowles of HLN, actor, and comedian Lil Rel Howery, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam with her husband Brad James, Fox Atlanta news anchor Sharon Lawson, Black Ink Crew star Ceasar Emanuel, Married to Medicine star Dr. Heavenly Kimes, TV personality Melody Holt, comedian Ms. Pat, singer Leanne Lyons from SWV and many more.

While there are tickets available now for the Chicago shows on Sun April 10th, and NYC Wed 4/20, more dates may be added this year, said executive producer Cherie Chiles-Buchanan. Since Chicago is Cherie’s hometown, they are excited to host another comedy event there this year on the Road to NYC.

For any local comedic talent wanting an opportunity to be on Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience, submit your headshot, performance clip, and video about yourself to be entered into the running for your chance to be chosen for this amazing opportunity. The public also has an opportunity to influence who gets chosen to perform for Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience. Learn more at A tip to the comedians who want to be chosen for this experience of a lifetime, judges are looking for original and creative submissions.

A portion of the proceeds from all the Ultimate Comedy Experience shows will go to the Cristian Rivera Foundation, founded by one of Thompson’s closest friends John “Gungie” Rivera. This foundation is a non-profit organization which funds treatments and research to find a cure for a rare pediatric brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Kenan Thompson is a board member and one of the Cristian Rivera Foundation’s greatest contributors.

Get your tickets now and plan on attending one of the shows in Chicago or New York here:

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