NASHVILLE, Tenn.â€”Following the DVD debut of her award-winning documentary â€œLaughing in the Darkâ€ and a series of high-profile appearances this year, iconic comedian Chonda Pierce capped 2016 with her â€œHappily Laughter Afterâ€ fall headlineÂ tour, which played to more than 150,000 people around the country.
With numerous sellouts, the tour hit 25Â cities from September through November, including Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix and San Antonio, Texas. The uplifting eveningÂ of joy and laughter also featured special guest acclaimed singer/songwriter Karyn Williams.
Last yearâ€™s one-night blockbuster theatre presentation, â€œChonda Pierce: Laughing in the Darkâ€ (Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment),Â released on DVD in April from Sony Pictures. The emotionallyÂ gripping documentary is a deeply personal glimpse into Pierceâ€™s life, chronicling a series of tragic circumstances, including the loss of her husband.Â Pierceâ€™s follow-up feature is currently in production, slated to hit theatres around the country next spring.
Among a string of high-profile appearances throughout the year, Pierce performed at Utahâ€™s Park City International Film Festival this summer, where â€œLaughing in the Darkâ€ took home the inaugural eventâ€™s Documentary Feature trophy. In addition, she honored longtime friend Mark Lowry at the ASCAP Christian Music Awards in September, helping present the Golden Note Award to the beloved comedian and singer/songwriter.
A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and actress, Chonda Pierce has been making people laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce has six Platinum DVDs, three Gold DVDs and five Daytime EmmyÂ® Award nominations to her credit and is rankedÂ among Pollstarâ€™s top-selling live performers.
For further information, visit chonda.org
Hear Todays Gospel Music HERE