Author and comedian Darryl Littleton, also known as "D'Militant" for his slicing and insightful social and political commentary, is coming to the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center for a presentation on the history of black comedians and to bring a few laughs.
Littleton, the author of "Black Comedians on Black Comedy" and executive producer of Robert Townsend's groundbreaking documentary "Why We Laugh", Littleton will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7.
He offers a comedy experience you don't want to miss. Littleton brings a bold, dynamic and motivational presentation, "A Black Comedian On Black Comedy", celebrating African American humor and how its contribution helped shape the country's culture. Throughout the nation's history comedians and the laughter they've provided have offered a spirit of survival. This speaker reinvigorates and shows how that same spirit is also the way past these current trying times. During this incredible hour, expect:
The exciting story of black comedy in America from the Minstrels to the Murphys and beyond;
An exclusive screening of Robert Townsend's director's cut reel from the Sundance Film Festival;
A no holds barred Q & A session;
and, a live, clean comedy show.
Tickets for the show begin at $18 and may be purchased at www.fmupac.org, via telephone at (843) 661-4444, and at the FMU Performing Arts Center Box Office. Telephone and personal ticket sales are available Monday through Friday between 12-5 p.m. Subject to availability, tickets may be available for purchase at the door.
The PAC is located in downtown Florence at the intersection of Dargan and Evans Streets.