Nightlife & Entertainment
March 28, 2022

Marlon Wayans to Perform Live at Hard Rock Event Center Thursday, May 12 – 8 p.m.

Marlon Wayans to Perform Live at Hard Rock Event Center Thursday, May 12 – 8 p.m.

Tickets Available Starting Friday, April 1, at 10 a.m.

Marlon Wayans will bring his standup comedy to the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Thursday, May 12, at 8 p.m.

Fans can access venue presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 30, at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

Tickets starting at $55 will be available Friday, April 1, at 10 a.m. via and Ticketmaster.

Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer, and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in domestic box office and $1-billion in global box office. As a standup comedian, he is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend. He hit a career milestone with his highly anticipated first-ever stand-up comedy special “Woke-ish” which premiered on Netflix in February 2018.

Wayans recently wrapped production on an Untitled Halloween film for Netflix in which he is starring in and producing. Also, he can most recently be seen starring as Ted White in MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic, “RESPECT” (2021), opposite Jennifer Hudson. In 2020 he starred in Sofia Coppola’s Apple-A24 movie “On the Rocks” opposite Rashida Jones and Bill Murray.

He signed an overall deal with HBO Max developing a pilot for “Book of Marlon”, performing a standup special and hosting a multi-act special. His standup special, “Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is,” is currently streaming on the service.

For two seasons Wayans starred on the NBC sitcom “Marlon,” Netflix hit movie “Naked” which (2017), “Fifty Shades of Black”, which he also wrote and executive-produced (2016) directed by Michael Tiddes, the film co-starred Mike Epps and Kali Hawk.

In 2014, Wayans starred in Open Road Films comedy “A Haunted House 2,” the sequel to the hilarious and successful film, “A Haunted House,” which had a budget of $1.7-million and grossed $65-million globally. Wayans produced both films.

On the small screen, Wayans hosted the hit NBC show “I Can Do That!,” a comedy/variety series where six celebrities are asked to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn’t even know they had. He also starred in and created the TBS hit comedy competition series “Funniest Wins.”

In 2014, he embarked on a national comedy tour with his brothers Keenan, Damon and Shawn Wayans. This marked the first standup tour for the four Wayans Brothers.

Wayans is commonly recognized for his role as ‘Marcus Copeland’ in Columbia Pictures’ 2004 hit comedy “White Chicks”, opposite Shawn Wayans, Jamie King and Terry Crews. The film was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and grossed $69 million in the United States. He also starred alongside Shawn Wayans and Regina Hall in Dimension Films’ horror comedy spoof films “Scary Movie” and “Scary Movie 2”, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Additionally, Wayans starred with his brother Shawn Wayans on The WB’s “The Wayans Bros.” which was the highest rated comedy on the network and continues to air in syndication. He has appeared on several popular television programs, including Fox’s “In Living Color,” Adult Swim’s “Childrens Hospital,” and BET’s “Second Generation Wayans.”

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality, and entertainment. The casino features nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games and a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. Additionally, the casino offers a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and proudly offers ten restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill, as well as the new elegant Italian restaurant, Cipresso. Recent openings include a new hotel tower, an elevated arrival experience, the Hard Rock Event Center and Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitter and Instagram.​

About Hard Rock®:

Hard Rock International (HRI)  is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 253 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity, a Top Employer for Women and the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. Hard Rock was also designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal and named the top performing hotel brand in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year in 2021. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit or