Rita Brent is a comedian, musician, and military veteran from Jackson, Mississippi. She discovered her love for music as a young girl performing in talent shows and southern Baptist churches as a drummer alongside her mother and singer-pianist, Angela. She credits her mother as the one who helped cultivate and support her talents. At age 18, she joined the 41st Army National Guard Band where she served for nine years and ended her time in service as a sergeant. Rita graduated from her beloved HBCU, Jackson State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass and Speech Communication, and pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

After graduating from JSU she landed at Mississippi Public Broadcasting where she served as a Radio Host and Producer. In March 2013, Rita made a sharp turn and plunged into a career as a stand-up comedian. Since then, she’s been featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City, TruTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, and Epix TV’s Unprotected Sets. Rita has released three singles, “Kamala,” “Raised in the Sipp,” and “I Deserve to Be Alive”. She currently tours as a feature act with her mentors, Rickey Smiley and Cedric the Entertainer. Rita wrote for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards and works as a staff writer for Comedy Central’s “Tha God’s Honest Truth With Lenard “Charlamagne” McKelvey”. Rita is signed to Buchwald Talent Agency and Bleecker Street Entertainment in New York, NY. 

Doors – 6:00pm | Show – 7:00pm

Doors – 9:00pm | Show – 9:30pm

Listen to her newest release Do The Hoochie Daddy (2022) and watch her recent bit “This Is How People Think We Talk in Mississippi” to get a sneak peek at the show you’ll be seeing at Duling Hall on September 17th.

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This Is How People Think We Talk in Mississippi (LIVE)

Our friends at Saltine Restaurant serve a food menu from doors to showtime and provide a full bar with signature cocktails throughout the entire event.

Duling Hall is an Independent Venue that welcomes all music lovers.