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Teacher-turned-comedian Eddie B performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 2

Teacher-turned-comedian Eddie B performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 2
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From a press release:

Comedian Eddie B brings an uncensored, raw, and hysterically realistic portrayal of a teacher’s hectic life with the Teachers Only Comedy Tour, which comes to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Eddie B is comedy on steroids – the Houston, Texas native is single-handedly changing the comedy game, tapping into the minds of teachers around the world and selling out major arenas throughout the country in minutes.

Tickets, which are $35, $45, and $65, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m.

While others waited in the wings for a shot at becoming a top stand-up comic, Eddie soared to new heights by creating his own opportunity with the blockbuster Teachers Only Tour. The worldwide comedy showcase is shattering attendance records with sold-out shows at venues like the Houston Bayou City Event Center and the Stafford Civic Center. The tour has established Eddie as the official voice of teachers across the globe. Educators from America to Africa, Dallas to Dubai, and New York to New Delhi (and beyond) are getting a lesson in the funniest ways to express their worst frustrations, and they are loving every second of Eddie B’s point of view of an actual teacher.

The phenomenon, which began with a series of videos written, produced, and starring Eddie B entitled “What Teachers Really Say” tapped into a niche only this multi-faceted comic/teacher can comprehend. Through a rigorous comedic set characterized by original material and accented by physical comedy, Eddie says what teachers everywhere are thinking but couldn’t quite say out loud until now. He is now the official “voice of teachers” and is currently in talks to parlay the mega success of his tour into a book deal as well as television and big screen versions of his wildly popular viral videos. Millions of educators on social media are calling the Teachers Only Tour their very own stress reliever, and they are filling their favorite venues to capacity eager to hear Eddie B speak their mind.

The self-made artist has headlined sold-out shows at the famed Houston Improv and New York’s Broadway Comedy Club. Eddie B is also the most irreverent member of the breakthrough group The 5 Degrees of Comedy. Fans love their boisterous bad boy. On stage, he says what he lives, plain and simple. Eddie’s comedy is hilarious, smart, passionate and brutally honest, served up with powerful energy. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded comic.