After starting out in the fertile comedic breeding ground of Def Jam Comedy, Mike Epps quickly rose from obscurity to become the popular entertainer he is today. Appearing in films such as The Hangover, Next Friday, How High, Girls Trip, as well as Resident Evil: Apocalypse and its sequel, Extinction, Epps has knack for reviving ailing franchises with his comic charisma. As a stand-up, Epps has released four specials, including Inappropriate Behavior, Funny Bidness and Underrated and Never Faded. With a starring role on the sitcom adaptation of Uncle Buck and new Friday sequel on the way Epps' lively career shows no signs of slowing down. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to see Epps live on a local stage. Tickets, $35, are available via ticketweb.