NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Best-selling female comedian Chonda Pierce ushers in the new decade with a laugh-out-loud spring comedy tour highlighting more down-home hilarity--befitting only the recognized “Queen of Clean.” “Chonda Pierce: Live in Concert” hits the ground funning in mid-March with an unforgettable opener by her close friend and fellow acclaimed comic Bone Hampton. For more information, visit www.Chonda.org.
For three decades, Chonda has entertained millions of fans in arenas to more intimate settings with her unique brand of heartwarming stand-up comedy--always sharing tales rooted in her southern upbringing that have audiences laughing so hard their faces hurt!
In her latest tour-- Chonda Pierce: Live in Concert --Chonda is all the way live debuting new material from her inimitable life “that’s better than fiction.” She will share her stories, experiences and testimony that will make audiences laugh, while feeling right at home.
Launching in Laurel, MS on March 12, the Chonda Pierce: Live in Concert tour will also visit; Clarksville, TN; Grand Rapids, MI; Botkins, OH; Knoxville, TN; Winterville, NC; Beckley, WV; Lynchburg, VA; Memphis, TN; Lawton, OK; Monroe, LA; Lexington, KY; Baltimore, MD; Hamilton, OH; Hendersonville, NC; Columbus, MS; Peoria, IL; Arden Hills, MN; Davenport, IA; Louisville, KY; Anderson, IN; Greensburg, PA; Chesapeake, VA; Augusta, GA; Bellville, IL; Moore, OK; and Jonesboro, AR.
Comedian Bone Hampton, who will open for Chonda during her Chonda Pierce: Live in Concert” tour, has been described “as down home as collards and cornbread, as sharp as a pick ax, and as funny as a possum in a petticoat.” Hampton is a master at making audiences feel like family. His clean, homespun humor, sharp wit, and easy delivery makes the Dove Award-winning “Comedian of the Year” one of the most highly sought-after performers in the business. His memorable appearance in the bestselling DVD, “Thou Shalt Laugh: The Deuce,” hosted Emmy Award-winning comedy legend Tim Conway, led to a repeat performance in the follow-up project, “Thou Shalt Laugh 5” hosted by Pierce.
“I love my job and I love the people that show up at my job,” Pierce says. “But lately we have navigated through personal pain, tragedy, grief and depression together. This time around, I’m feeling stronger. I can breathe again and laugh harder! And oh, what fun we are about to have!”
A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and actress, Chonda Pierce has been making people laugh for more three decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce has six Platinum DVDs, three Gold DVDs and five Daytime Emmy® Award nominations to her credit and has been ranked among Pollstar’s top-selling live performers.
This past summer Chonda starred in a feature movie that she wrote, produced and also filmed entirely in her hometown of Ashland City, TN. “Live. Laugh. Karaoke.” will be in theaters Summer 2020. Chonda stars as Bonnie Taylor, a small-town, down-on-her-luck waitress who reluctantly enters a karaoke contest at a county fair. As a last-ditch effort to save her house from foreclosure, she competes for the first-place prize money. The film was produced by Third Coast Content and financed by Endeavor Content.
“I’m excited to bring my love and craft of comedy into this feature film," Pierce said. “To get to be part of writing and acting in a movie that takes place in my hometown of Ashland City, Tennessee is a dream come true.”
Also in 2019, Chonda released “Unashamed,” her largest documentary film project to date, showing on more than 1,000 U.S. screens. Chonda’s third documentary captures her personal triumphs that she shared in her 2017 documentary “Enough.” In ‘Unashamed,” Chonda interviews both well-known and little-known Christians on their commitment to stand for Christ amid cultural backlash. Featured are real estate entrepreneurs and identical twins David and Jason Benham, who lost an HGTV contract because of their stand for biblical marriage; former Arkansas Gov. and U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee; Newsboys frontman Michael Tait; and Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter Danny Gokey. A variety of professionals including school teachers, comedians and others are also interviewed in the film.
For a complete list of tour dates, as well as further information on Pierce, visit chonda.org or iampronline.com. Follow Pierce on Facebook and Twitter.