Chris Rock plays Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center this summer on 'Ego Death' tour

click to enlarge Chris Rock plays Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center this summer on 'Ego Death' tour
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Megastar comedian Chris Rock is heading out on his first tour in five years. And Orlando is one of two Florida cities lucky enough to land a date.

Rock's "Ego Death" tour will bring him to the Dr. Phillips Center on July 27. His only other dates in Florida are a two-night stand in Hollywood in April.

Rock was almost unquestionably the biggest comedian in the world at one point. Following a stint on Saturday Night Live, Rock became a household name through a series of HBO comedy specials, particularly 1996's Bring The Pain.

The 2000s saw him transition into full-length movies and the last decade he's made the turn toward acting in dramas. He starred in the fourth season of FX series Fargo and has a role in the upcoming biopic of gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

Rock's tour — bringing a world-famous comedian-turned-actor back into the fold of standup — is the second such announced this month. Kevin Hart shared dates for his first tour in four years last week.

Tickets to Rock's Orlando show go on sale on February 25.

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