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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.
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.”
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.
Contact IndyStar reporter Cheryl V. Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-444-6264. Follow her on Twitter:@cherylvjackson.
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