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Longtime Comedian "Scruncho"

presents his first ever one-man show: “ALL I NEEDED WAS A HUG” for a limited ENGAGEMENT at Two Roads theater

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6


Longtime comedian/actor Anthony “Scruncho” McKinley presents his first ever one-man show “All I Needed Was a Hug,” a powerful stage play about his life journey from child neglect to comedic glory. Produced by Emmy Award-winning media maven Sherri Shepherd, “All I Needed Was a Hug” will be presented for a limited engagement at the Two Roads Theater, beginning Thursday, March 2 – Thursday, April 6.

Hailed by Vibe Magazine as “King of the Underground,” Scruncho has entertained audiences around the country with his raw brand of street-conscious comedy for nearly two decades, including several television appearances on HBO’s “1st Amendment Standup” and “BET’s Comicview.” Now the entertainer takes a more dramatic turn to share his life story in a candid tour de force performance that chronicles his journey to comedic triumph, including his days of neglect as a child, his struggles with gangs and drugs, to his days in prison that followed, to the moment he ran in a comedy club and jumped on stage and pretended to be a comedian to allude the police – the day that changed his life forever.  Scruncho spares no detail or emotion for this tell-all piece, which is gritty, hilarious, unapologetic, passionate and triumph.


“All I Needed Was a Hug” tickets priced at $15.00 are available at the Two Roads Theater ticket office, or by visiting:


Revered for his raw brand of street-conscious comedy, Scruncho has been making audiences laugh around the country for nearly two decades with his energetic, rapid-fire delivery and larger-than-life stage persona. His television and film credits include appearances in the comedy documentaries “Funny: The Documentary” and “Mike Epps Presents: Live from Club Nokia.” His additional film credits include: “Boss’n Up” with Snoop Dogg; “Watermelon Heist,”  “How High” with Mike Epps and Method Man, “For da Love of Money,” and the upcoming “Sliders.” In addition to performing standup to sold-out crowds around the country, Scruncho has performed on several comedy shows, including HBO’s “1st Amendment Standup” and “BET’s Comicview,” for which he also worked as a writer on both shows. For the latest news and touring dates for Scruncho, visit:

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