Las Vegas (September 26, 2016) – Numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and standup specials, a talk show, three radio shows, and three books. Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing 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’ as part of the Soul Train Weekend 2016 on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at AXS.com.
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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, Hughley 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 stars 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 Griffin 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 with 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.
About AEG Live
AEG Live is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Live operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Live presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Jerry Seinfeld; is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; and produces limited-engagement performances at The Venetian Theatre including Diana Ross, The Judds and John Fogerty. For more information visit www.aeglive.com.
About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. In September 2014, Delano Las Vegas, a luxury all-suite hotel, opened adjacent to Mandalay Bay. Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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