Mike Epps Information
Stand-up comic, actor, film producer, rapper, and writer Mike Epps got his start in 1989. He has made a number of appearances in movies, most notably, The Hangover, Next Friday, and its sequel Friday After Next.
His stand-up career began as a teenager. He moved to Atlanta to work at the Comedy Act Theater and moved to Brooklyn to star in Def Comedy Jam in 1995. He went on tour with the show and starred in two specials airing on HBO. His stand up focuses on race relations, racism, American politics, celebrities, and current events.
Epps first movie role was in 1997â€™s flick, Strays, with Vin Diesal. He has also been in Dr. Doolittle 2, Malibuâ€™s Most Wanted, Guess Who, Hancock, and Open Season 2. In 2012, he will be in Last Friday, Mac and Devin Go To High School, and in the late Whitney Houstonâ€™s last film, Sparkle.
He has also made a number of television appearances, including The Sopranos, All About the Stunts, Letter to the President, and Inappropriate Behavior. In 2010, Epps starred in his own comedy special, Under Rated & Never Faded. He also hosted the BET Hip Hop Awards that year. He served as the official Super Bowl ambassador to the Indianapolis Colts, his hometown team, in 2012.
Epps has two albums, 2008â€™s A Tribute To Bad Santa Starring Mike Epps, and 2009â€™s Funny Bidness: Da Album. His two singles, â€œBig Girlsâ€ and â€œTrying To Be A Gangster,â€ came off the Funny Bidness album. He has also starred in music videos for Ice Cube, T.I., and Alicia Keys.
A new tour kicks off May 5 in Long Beach, CA for â€œIâ€™m Still Standing.â€ He will play at Bostonâ€™s Wilbur Theatre on June 15.