Orlando Jones, who is currently co-starring in the FOX's TV series "Sleepy Hollow," will be returning to Charleston in October for a stand-up comedy show.
Hosted by and benefitting the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston School of the Arts, Jones will return to the Emmett Robinson stage, where he once performed as a student.
Having attended the College of Charleston from 1985 to 1990, Jones went on to be an actor and writer for MADtv and act in a variety of rolls on television and on the big screen, including "Evolution," "The Replacements," "Bedazzled" and "Drumline." He is currently playing Detective Frank Irving on "Sleepy Hollow," which premiers its second season on Sept. 22.
"It is refreshing to have a former student who has garnered great success, to not only share his talent on our stage, but also to support the Department of Theatre and Dance by donating part of the event's proceeds," Department Chair Janine McCabe states in a press release.
Jones' comedy tour, which he kicked off in the spring of 2012, touches on various topics, from family life to pop culture and current events; the show is meant for a mature audience. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Emmett Robinson Theatre in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 for senior citizens and College of Charleston students and employees with I.D. Tickets can be purchased online at theatre.cofc.edu or by calling 953-5604.
The promotional photo for “Sleepy Hollow” shows stars Orlando Jones (from left), Katia Winter, Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie.×