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If you’re looking for laughs, head to UARK Bowl on Dickson Street in Fayetteville on Sundays. UARK Bowl has announced another award-winning entertainer coming to northwest Arkansas for its recently launched Sunday Night Stand-Up comedy series.
Nationally renowned comedian Carlos Mencia will take the stage with his blunt, confrontational and oh-so-politically-incorrect humor on March 11. Tickets to this special headlining show are $25 for general tickets or $20 for students. On sale now, tickets may be purchased online at Uarkbowl.com/, by calling the UARK Bowl box office at (479) 283-5282, or at the door (based on availability).
Mencia got his start in the 90s at the Laugh Factory, then found success on the LA comedy circuit. In 2005 his show, “Mind of Mencia,” on Comedy Central became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history. His latest comedy special “New Territory” aired recently on Comedy Central as well.
“We are beyond excited to have Carlos Mencia taking the UARK Bowl stage in March, not to mention all the other nationally recognized talent scheduled between now and then,” said Roger Haak, the venue’s public events coordinator in a recent press release. “We hope that bringing big names like Carlos Mencia to Northwest Arkansas proves we aren’t kidding about being the region’s ‘it’ venue for live comedy.”
Here are the other confirmed acts you can catch between now and Mencia’s arrival:
Jan. 29 Kristin Key (replaces Elliott Threatt)
Feb. 5 Mike Baldwin
Feb. 12 Claude Stuart
Feb. 19 J. Chris Newberg
Feb. 26 Luke Francis
March 4 Mike Smith
Doors open each Sunday night at 6:45 p.m., show time is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets (excluding Carlos Mencia) are $7 for general admission, or $5 for students.
About the UARK Bowl Sunday Night Stand-Up Comedy Series
Working in association with national entertainment booking agency, Funny Business, this new comedy series features both emerging and established national talent including comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Conan Show, among other prestigious credits. UARK Bowl officially kicked off the series, which aims to present a nationally touring comic every Sunday night on an ongoing basis, on January 22 with comedian A.J. Finney.
About UARK Bowl
Located at 644 W. Dickson Street in the heart of northwest Arkansas’ entertainment district. UARK Bowl, as the name suggests, began in 1947 as the area’s first bowling alley with a ballroom on the upper floor. The next generation witnessed the 1978 transformation of the UARK Bowl from bowling alley into what was called The Boardwalk, home to a variety of popular restaurants and retail stores. Today, after another extensive renovation, the iconic building is a premier special events venue regularly hosting wedding receptions, private parties and galas, business meetings and more – in addition to presenting public concerts, theatrical productions and comedy shows. From the many table/seating arrangement options and personalized decor possibilities, to the fully equipped catering kitchen, impressive stage and dance floor, and the full-service bar and conversational lounge seating, UARK Bowl’s 5,600 square feet of retro-urban style lends itself to any event. Visit Uarkbowl.com.