*Returning to her standup roots, Oscar-nominated actress Mo’Nique will take a break from her BET late night talk show to embark on a 20-city comedy tour beginning in March.

Dubbed “Mo’Nique Spread the Love Tour 2010,” the trek will also feature her talk show sidekick Rodney Perry, comedian Tone-X as the tour’s “Man on the Street” and DJ Ant.

“On this tour people can expect the kind of laughter that makes the bottom of their stomach hurt, and the type of love you’ll never forget,” says the comic, an Academy Award nominee for her role in the film “Precious.”

The tour, presented by AEG Live, will kick off in New Orleans at the Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena on Saturday, March 19 and will conclude on May 22 in Bridgeport, CT.

Tickets go on sale in select cities beginning Friday, Feb. 19 via aeglive.com, all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com and at the respective venue’s box offices.

Tour information is listed below:

March 2010
19  New Orleans, LA (Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena)    
20  Washington, DC (DAR Constitution Hall)              
26  St. Louis, MO (Fabulous Fox Theatre)
27  Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre               

April 2010
2  Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre – LA Live)   
3 Oakland, CA (Paramount Theater)   
9  Newark, NJ  (Prudential Center)   
10 Augusta, GA (James Brown Arena)   
16 Kansas City, MO (Midland Theatre by AMC)   
17 Houston, TX (Reliant Arena)   
23 Boston, MA (Agganis Arena at Boston University)   
24 New York, NY (Theater at Madison Square Garden)   
30 Charlotte, NC (Bojangles Coliseum)   

May 2010
1  Norfolk, VA (Constant Convocation Center)   
7  Birmingham, AL (BJCC Arena)   
8  Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Theatre)   
14 Minneapolis, MN (U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center)   
15  Chicago, IL (Arie Crown Theater)   
21  Philadelphia, PA (Temple University – The Liacouras Center)   
22  Bridgeport, CT (Arena at Harbor Yard)