Today, comedy legend Martin Lawrence has announced his next headlining arena tour: the “Y’all Know What It Is!” tour.

It will be the first comedy tour from Lawrence since 2016 and kick off on Saturday, July 20th and hit nearly 40 cities throughout the U.S. all the way through April 2025, including stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., and many more.

“Y’all Know What It Is!” is set to be an all-new stand-up show and fresh one hour set where Lawrence brings the real talk and finds the funny in everything from family to culture as only he can. Special guests have been personally hand-picked by the comedy maestro and are some of the hottest comedians on the mic including Adele Givens, B. Simone, Chico Bean, DC Youngfly, Deon Cole, Desi Banks, Gary Owen, Jess Hilarious, Mojo Brookzz, Ms. Pat, Rickey Smiley and more. Guest comedians vary by city. 

Comedy gives me that instant gratification,” Lawrence says. “Seeing the fans up close and in person, making people laugh, doing what I love most, this is what it’s all about for me. But hey…y’all know what it is!

The tour is set to launch soon after the June 7 release of the highly anticipated Bad Boys: Ride or Die feature film, co-starring Will Smith. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17 at 10am local. To purchase tickets, head here.

All tour dates can be found below.


Saturday, July 20                 Chandler, AZ             Gila River Casino

Friday, August 2                   Pittsburgh, PA           PPG Paints Arena

Saturday, August 3              Cleveland, OH          Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Friday, August 9                   Jackson, MS             Mississippi Coliseum

Saturday, August 10            Biloxi, MS                  Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Saturday, August 17            Highland, CA             Yaamava’ Resort & Casino

Friday, August 30                 Detroit, MI                  Little Caesars Arena

Saturday, August 31            Grand Rapids, MI     Van Andel Arena

Friday, September 6            Raleigh, NC               PNC Arena

Saturday, September 7       Columbia, SC           Colonial Life Arena

Friday, September 20          Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

Saturday, September 21     Columbus, OH          Nationwide Arena

Friday, November 8             Washington, D.C.     MGM National Harbor

Friday, November 15           Dallas, TX                  American Airlines Center

Saturday, November 16      Oklahoma City, OK  Paycom Center

Friday, November 29           Las Vegas, NV         Dolby Live (Park MGM Casino)

Friday, December 6             Los Angeles, CA Arena

Saturday, December 7        Oakland, CA             Oakland Arena

Friday, December 13           Jacksonville, FL        VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Saturday, December 14      Hollywood, FL           Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla

Sunday, December 15        Tampa, FL                 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino




Friday, January 17               Southaven, MS         Landers Center

Saturday, January 18          Birmingham, AL        Legacy Arena at the BJCC

Sunday, January 19             Nashville, TN            Bridgestone Arena

Friday, January 24               Brooklyn, NY             Barclays Center

Saturday, January 25          Atlantic City, NJ        Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Saturday, February 8           Houston, TX              Toyota Center

Friday, February 28             St. Louis, MO            Chaifetz Arena

Saturday, March 1               Kansas City, MO      T-Mobile Center

Friday, March 7                    Atlanta, GA                State Farm Arena

Saturday, March 8               Savannah, GA          Enmarket Arena

Friday, March 14                  Milwaukee, WI          Fiserv Forum

Saturday, March 15             Chicago, IL                Credit Union 1 Arena

Friday, March 28                  Norfolk, VA                Chartway Arena

Friday, April 4                       Bossier City, LA        Brookshire Grocery Arena

Saturday, April 5                   Little Rock, AR         Simmons Bank Arena