One Night Stands!

STAND UP COMEDY HAS COME TO THE TEMPLE...

The Temple Theatre has become a popular landing spot for stand up comedians as they're touring the East Coast. What could be more fun than hanging out with a couple hundred of your closest friends, laughing at some of America's best comics? We guarantee you'll have a good time. Click on the shows below for more details.

For our comedy fans, we offer a Stand Up Six Pack. $60 gets you 6 fully flexible tickets to any of our stand up shows through June 2014. This offer is only available through the box office. Call Maryanna at (919) 774-4155 or email her at boxoffice@templeshows.com. She'll get you set up.

  • Drama
  • Live Band/Muscians
  • Comedy
  • World Premiere
  • Regional Premiere
  • Mature Themes
  • Musical
  • Family Friendly
  • Youth Production
Dennis Ross
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014

Dennis Ross
Comedy Mature Themes
in association with The Comedy Zone

Doors open at 6:00 for a 7pm show featuring Dennis Ross. Master comedian Dennis Ross brings his observations about everyday life into his unique and refreshing comedy show. Dennis considers himself a “spectator to everyday insanity.” Defying the caricature of the typical, manic comedian, Dennis conducts his performance sitting on a stool speaking to the audience as if they were old friends. Dennis’ distinctive world-view brings his audiences material that is both extremely clever and hilariously truthful. A New Jersey native currently living in Barnegat, NJ, Dennis has performed throughout North America, as well as for the troops in Japan, Korea, and Iraq. He has had numerous appearances on TV, including half a dozen appearances on Canada’s Comedy Network. A 20 year comedy veteran, Dennis has worked with everyone from Lewis Black to Chris Rock, and has opened for The Beach Boys. Dennis’s unique brand of comedy is not to be missed!

General Admission tickets are $15. Military, Police, Firefighters, and Lee County School Employees receive half off. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.

Shaun Jones
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Shaun Jones
Comedy Mature Themes
in association with The Comedy Zone

Doors open at 6:00 for a 7pm show featuring Shaun Jones. For more than 16 years, the comedy world's senses have been tantalized by the audio and visual artistry of the young man known as Shaun Jones. He is making his mark everywhere he goes with his quick wit and fashionable flair.

Born in Newark, NJ and having lived in Los Angeles for a short time, Shaun now calls Atlanta, GA home. He has traveled abroad entertaining crowds using many of his personal life experiences to get a laugh. Like an accomplished chef, Shaun's comedy performances combine a cup of truth, a spoonful of originality, and a double twist of humor. When he takes the stage, he mixes his talents before the audience, bakes his show just right and serves up a unique dish to satisfy everyone's laughter appetite.

Shaun has appeared on several television appearances like BET's Comic View, Black Starz 1st Amendment Standup, and Robert Townsend's Partners In Crime - The Next Generation. He was also featured in the 2003 motion picture Shade, as the the crooked poker player, Mr.Ose, starring Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone.

General Admission tickets are $15. Military, Police, Firefighters, and Lee County School Employees receive half off. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.

Kurt Green
Friday, May 23, 2014

Kurt Green
Comedy Mature Themes
in association with The Comedy Zone

Doors open at 6:00 for a 7pm show featuring Kurt Green. Kurt Green has appeared on BET's Comic View for 5 consecutive years. Now, he's in heavy rotation on the Best of Comic View clips. He has peformed at the world renowned Apollo Theater in New York City and was a semi-finalist on Comedy Central's Laugh Riots. His resume includes country clubs and comedy clubs accross the nation.

Imagine getting on a roller coaster starting out at 40 miles per hour and getting faster and faster. That is a good way to describe comedian, Kurt Green. He is a ball of energy stuffed into a "five foot something" frame. This multi-talented entertainer might give you a show of straight stand-up or me might break into song and have the audience join in.

General Admission tickets are $15. Military, Police, Firefighters, and Lee County School Employees receive half off. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.

Saints & Sinners
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saints & Sinners
Comedy Mature Themes
in association with The Comedy Zone

Doors open at 6:00 for a 7pm show featuring Matthew Lumpkin and Patrick Jolle, better known as the The Saints and Sinners Comedy Tour, mixing the mainstream, working man’s material of Lumpkin with Jolle's ego boosted flair into one entertaining and down right hilarious comedy experience.

The show opens with Patrick Jolle, an eccentric, no holds barred comedian with a rapid fire delivery that is sometimes irreverent, often juvenile, and usually risque. Patrick's antics and memorable punchlines deliver a wickedly accurate jab to the funny bone.

Matthew Lumpkin follows. An intelligent family man with a common-sense philosophy, his energetic story telling ability and charismatic stage presence raises the bar far past stereotypical "Southern" standup. His stories of growing up and raising a family resonate no matter where you call home.

The boys wrap up every show with their hugely popular duo segment, where Jolle rejoin's Lumpkin on stage. This enables the two to showcase their inherent comedic abilities in a verbal contest of camaraderie and wit, telling road tales as well as answering questions submitted by the audience.

With their wide ranging comedic styles, this show pleases people everywhere, whether they are saints, sinners or something in between!

General Admission tickets are $15. Military, Police, Firefighters, and Lee County School Employees receive half off. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.

Jimmie Walker
Jul 25 & 26, 2014

Jimmie Walker at Temple Theatre
Comedy Mature Themes
presented by C.A.S.T. Productions

Jimmie Walker achieved iconic status starring as J.J. Evans on the 70's hit television series, Good Times. Jimmie parlayed that success into dozens of other television and film appearances. Even with all of Jimmie's on-screen success, stand-up comedy always remained his first love. These days, he tours the country up to 45 weeks a year, performing his stand up for packed houses. In his spare time, Jimmie writes scripts for TV and movies, and continues to enjoy a career now approaching five decades. Jimmie will be at the Temple for three shows over two nights - Jul 25 @ 7pm and Jul 26 @7pm & 9pm. Reserved seating for each show is $19.50.

Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.