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Comedian JB Smoove Coming to The Palladium

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St. Petersburg, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2015) – From the hit movies Pootie Tang and Mr. Deeds to his breakout role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, JB Smoove is one of comedy’s brightest stars. The New York comedian, actor and award-winning writer brings his distinctive brand of standup to The Palladium Theater Saturday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m., part of our “Mahaffey on the Move” series.

After a season as a cast member on the sketch comedy program Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Smoove landed a writing position on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He later was a recipient of the 2007 Writers Guild award for “Best Comedy/Variety Series” for his work on the show.

Between 2007 and 2011, Smoove played Leon Black, Larry David’s unlikely house guest, scheming partner and sometime antagonist, on the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Recently, he was seen as host of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, the Comedy Central standup series Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus, and shot his own one-hour stand-up special, JB Smoove: That’s How I Dooz It for Comedy Central.

His other film appearances include Date Night, Hall Pass, The Sitter, The Dictator, We Bought a Zoo and Chris Rock’s Top Five.

Tickets, $39 and $49, go on sale Friday, Oct. 16 at noon. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets starting at noon Tuesday, Oct. 6. Tickets may be purchased online at mahaffeyonthemove.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. MondaySaturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.

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