San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
DISCLAIMER: This program may contain strong language and sexual content.
Butterbeans and Susie, Stepin’ Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Timmie Rogers, Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock - the list of comedians who have performed at the Apollo is long and impressive. The story of comedy at the Apollo offers insights into the history of Black humor, politics, and entertainment. Author and journalist of On The Real Side, Mel Watkins, comedian and author Leighann Lord, and Bob Sumner, Producer of Def Comedy Jam and Apollo Comedy Club take us on a journey to discover some of the comedians who played the Apollo and forever changed American comedic style.
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**Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the start of the event to secure seating.**
**Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm**
Registration does not guarantee entry. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the Management. The Apollo Theater reserves the right to cancel or revoke this registration at any time.
When & Where
Apollo Theater Education Program
The Apollo Theater Education Program extends the Apollo’s commitment to enhancing the life of the community. The Education Program focuses on four distinct areas of learning and engagement: residencies, workshops and tours for schools; curriculum materials aligned to state and national learning standards and study guides derived from the Theater’s history; career development for teens and adults through the Apollo Theater Academy; and discussions and lectures for the public that highlight the history of the Apollo and its impact on American art, culture and entertainment.