After comedian and Indianapolis native Mike Epps finished a sold-out show at Madam Walker Theatre on Nov. 20, Mayor Joe Hogsett, Rep. Andre Carson and Madam Walker Legacy Center President Kristian Little Stricklen kept the celebration going.
Joining Epps onstage after the taping of his upcoming Netflix special, Hogsett declared Nov. 20 “Mike Epps Day” in Indianapolis. From Nov. 19-20, Epps performed three sold out shows.
“I am excited to not only film my Netflix special in my hometown, but also at the historic Madam Walker Theatre where there is so much Black history,” Epps said in a statement. “It’s only right that I shine a light on my city.”
Epps also became the first inductee into the Madam Walker Legacy Center Walk of Fame for his contributions to the city.