The first and only time I saw comic/actor Chris Tucker in the flesh, he was resplendent in what must have been a hugely expensive white turtleneck sweater. He'd dropped by the old Sun-Times building at 401 N. Wabash with his humanitarian pals Bono (the U2 demigod) and actress Ashley Judd to talk up some global initiative or another. Needless to say, the editorial meeting was packed wall-to-wall that day. And, yes, Bono is very short.
Anyway, fresh off his co-starring role in the award-winning film "Silver Linings Playbook" and after finally settling some nagging tax issues, Tucker is hitting the road again as a stand-up comic, which he's been doing increasingly since 2011 after taking an extended (if unscheduled) break from movies.
Tucker's at the Chicago Theatre for two shows April 12 at 8 p.m. (sold out) and 11 p.m.
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