The Comedy Get Down
The Comedy Get Down
Numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and standup specials, a talk show, three radio shows, and three books; Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing the laughs for decades. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see five members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year, “The Comedy Get Down,” on Saturday, May 13 at Joe Louis Arena at 8 p.m.; part of the Farewell Season at The Joe.
Cedric "The Entertainer" is best known for crowd-pleasing performances in hit films such as Barbershop, Be Cool, The Original Kings of Comedy, and the top-ranking Madagascar animated franchise, just to name a few. Cedric is executive producer and star of the hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land. Cedric also stars in the buzzed about reality series, Cedric’s Barber Battle on the CW.
D.L. Hughley star of his namesake TV show that ran on ABC, The Hughley’s, is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy tour and docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. In addition to touring on the Comedy Get Down Tour, D.L. can be heard weekday afternoons as host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The D.L. Hughley Show.” He also co-stars as psychiatrist "Dr. Hackett" on the new NBC medical drama Heartbeat. Known for being astute and politically savvy in true comedian style, Hughley is a published author; and was honored with a prestigious Peabody Award for his satirical documentary special “DL Hughley: The Endangered List”. He recently released his second book: Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years, a satirical look at the Obama presidency.
George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS; and television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. Lopez has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry and has been named a Harris Poll top 10 favorite television personalities. Lopez is also known for his extensive charity work with various foundations. Currently, he is the star in the hit TV Land comedy Lopez.
Eddie Griffin has received worldwide recognition for acting, writing and producing numerous stand-up comedy specials, movies, television appearances, and music and comedy albums. A few notable projects from Griffin include “Def Comedy Jam”, “HBO One Night Stand”, “Malcolm & Eddie” for which he won the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series award, Undercover Brother, My Baby's Daddy, Dysfunktional Family, Norbit, “Freedom Of Speech”, “A Fool And His Money” play, “You Can Tell Em' I Said It” and, most recently, Mucho Dinero. Comedy Central also honored Eddie as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time.
Charlie Murphy became a household name as a cast member of Chappelle’s Show when he recanted his True Hollywood Stories of celebrity and excess, however he has spent the past two decades solidifying his position in Hollywood as a true acting and writing talent. He’s appeared in Lottery Ticket with Bow Wow and Ice Cube, Our Family Wedding with Forrest Whitaker and The Perfect Holiday w/ Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard. Charlie wrote cult classics like Vampire In Brooklyn and Norbit, and stars as ‘Vic’ in Adult Swim’s “Black Jesus,” currently in production on Season 2
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