Chris Rock Stand-Up Comedy Ticket Sales Surge After Will Smith Slap
Tickets prices for Rock’s North American tour skyrocketed from a minimum of $46 per ticket on March 18 to a minimum of $341 on secondary market platform TickPick since the Oscars drama.
Chris Rock has got to be slap-happy about the remarkable surge in prices for his upcoming stand-up comedy tour.
Both demand and prices for tickets to Rock’s comedy tour have reportedly skyrocketed since he was slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars after making a “G.I. Jane” joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head.
The veteran comic will kick off his Ego Death World Tour on April 2 – following a stop at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre beginning Wednesday.
Tickets prices for Rock’s tour, which includes stops in 30 North American cities, shot up from a minimum of $46 per ticket on March 18 to a minimum of $341 on secondary market platform TickPick since the Academy Awards drama went viral around the world, Variety reports.
TickPick also said that from Sunday night through Monday the company sold more tickets to the comedian’s tour than they did all of the past month. It’s also the first time in five years that he’s performing new material in a tour across the country.
“Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices,” Live Nation said in a statement about the tour. “With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.”
Rock currently has 38 dates scheduled for the tour, hitting major cities such as Las Vegas, Denver, Oakland, Seattle, New York, Chicago and Toronto. After Boston, he’ll head to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City for two shows, before wrapping up at Los Angeles’s Dolby Theatre on Nov. 17.
You can buy tickets for Rock’s comedy tour here--while they still last.