Mike Epps visits iconic Indianapolis doughnut shop, buys the house a round
Indianapolis proud funnyman Mike Epps was spreading the love this weekend.
Ahead of the kickoff of the Straight Jokes No Chaser comedy tour at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the actor-comedian hit up Long’s Bakery, 1453 N. Tremont St., and treated every customer in the store Saturday morning.
About 20 people were in the shop during 9 a.m.-ish visit, said Jennelle Criss, who was in line ahead of Epps and was among those to post a photo of the sitcom and movie star on social media.
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Epps arrived and got in the queue with hearty greetings for all before announcing "Doughnuts are on me today!" said Criss.
“He didn’t have anyone with him. At first, I didn’t recognize him,” said Criss, a behavioral nurse who visits the shop every Saturday with her kids, 1 and 3. “He was very kind and said hello to everybody.”
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Criss’ family stuck with the usual order of a caramel iced doughnut for her and sprinkle doughnuts for the children.
Epps stars in “The Upshaws” and “You People” currently on Netflix; and, with wife Kyra Epps, will star in an upcoming HGTV home remodel show filmed in Indianapolis.
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He was town Saturday to kick off the comedy tour he’s hosting with Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Earthquake & D.C. Young Fly.
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