Shaq may be retired from the NBA, but Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam lives on, now as a nationwide tour

Shaquille-o-neal Shaquille O'Neal may have finished out his All-Star NBA career by retiring following this season with the Boston Celtics, but the comedy doesn't stop with his Twitter feed and antics on shows such as Shaq Vs. or Jimmy Kimmel Live.

After producing Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jams over the past three NBA All-Star Weekends (available on DVD and airing on Showtime), Shaq has upped the ante by announcing the launch of his first comedy jam tour — it kicks off Sept. 9, 2011, in Memphis, and will hit 20 different cities across America. "I'm happy to present this hand-picked lineup as the first Shaq All-Star tour," he said.

AEG Live is producing the tour for Shaq Entertainment, with filming produced and distributed by Codeblack Entertainment for a "reality show" called All-Star Comedy Jam Backstage Pass. Tickets for the live shows go on sale June 17 via

Here's the full list of dates and locations:







September 9

Memphis, TN

Orpheum Theatre


September 10

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall


September 16

New Haven, CT

Shubert Performing Arts Center


September 17

New York, NY

Best Buy Theater


September 23

Seattle, WA

The Moore Theatre


September 24

San Diego, CA

Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay


September 30

Richmond, VA

Landmark Theater


October 1

Washington DC

DAR Constitution Hall


October 7

Atlanta, GA

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center


October 8

Birmingham, AL

Alabama Theatre


October 14

Baltimore, MD

Modell PAC at the Lyric


October 15

Norfolk, VA

Chrysler Hall Theatre


October 21

Nashville, TN

Ryman Auditorium


October 22

Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium


October 29

Louisville, KY

W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre


November 4

Hammond, IN (Chicago)

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino


November 5

Cleveland, OH

The Palace Theatre


November 11

Philadelphia, PA

Keswick Theatre


November 12

Pittsburgh, PA

Byham Theatre


November 18

Kansas City, MO

The Midland by AMC


November 19

Minneapolis, MN

State Theatre

Sean L. McCarthy

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