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CANCELLED: IGNITE Real Talks: Terry Crews

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, IGNITE has no choice but to cancel next Saturday’s Real Talks with Terry Crews. All ticket holders will receive a full refund. However, we are working hard to still provide a free, digital version of this event with Terry and host Matte Babel. We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.

Whether you know him as a former linebacker on the San Diego Chargers, the dad on Everybody Hates Chris or Sgt. Terry Jeffords on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you’ve heard of Terry Crews. He’s Hollywood’s only actor/comedian/athlete/designer/activist, and his list of accomplishments is somehow even longer than that title.

Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Crews demonstrated his diverse talents from a young age. Following his high school graduation, he received scholarships to both the estimable Interlochen Center for the Arts and Western Michigan University (WMU). There, he studied art and earned a reputation as a fierce defensive end for the WMU Broncos football team.

Medium shot of actor Terry Crews smiling in a white t-shirt.

Crews was drafted by the NFL shortly after finishing college, playing in the league for six years before retiring and switching gears to pursue acting. He quickly gained popularity following his break out role as Damon in the 2002 film Friday After Next, and since then has appeared in everything from White Chicks to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Although he’s a household name among movie buffs, Crews is also famous for his humanitarian efforts.

He is an outspoken advocate for sexual assault victims. After bravely sharing his own story of survival, he was named as one of the Silence Breakers by Time’s Person of the Year Award in 2017.

On top of all that, Crews is an established entrepreneur. He’s the co-founder of contemporary design company Amen & Amen and has created not one, but two collections with luxury furniture brand, Berhardt Design.

You know him, you love him. Join Terry Crews at our Real Talks event to learn how this actor, advocate, and all-around artist makes it happen.

Gif of actor Terry Crews in a grey suit doing a dance move with his hands.

Where is it?

  • Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 8 p.m.
  • Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus | A/B Auditorium

What’s in it for me?

  • Free photos with Terry Crews for the first 50 students through the door plus their guests
  • Audience Q & A with Crews
  • Prizes

Important details

  • Tickets are $5 for Humber College/UofGH students and $15 for guests
  • Students are allowed one guest each
  • Guests must arrive and exit with their student
  • All attendees must be at least 16 years of age


The IGNITE Student Centre is a wheelchair-accessible venue. For further accessibility requests or questions, please contact Marlon Peters, Event Coordinator, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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