Prudential Center to Welcome Comedy Legends for "The Comedy Get Down" on February 20
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Through numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and standup specials, a talk show, three radio shows, and two 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. The five popular entertainers will team up for “The Comedy Get Down,” taking the stage at Newark’s Prudential Center for the first time on Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
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 will be seen next on the big screen in the much-anticipated comedy feature BARBERSHOP 3 slated for release in early 2016. He is executive producer and stars in the current hit comedy series THE SOUL MAN on TV Land. Cedric also stars in the buzzed about new reality series, CEDRIC'S BARBER BATTLE, which debuted on THE CW on June 29.
Eddie Griffin has received worldwide recognition through his numerous stand-up comedy specials, movies, television appearances, and music and comedy albums for not only acting, but writing and producing as well. Most notably, 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 soon to be released Mucho Dineroand An American Hero. Comedy Central also honored Eddie as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time.
D.L. Hughley, star of his namesake ABC television show The Hughleys, is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy tour and docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. D.L. can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own nationally syndicated afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show,” heard in over 60 markets across the country. 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 D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List. He appeared in the TV drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and will next star in the upcoming NBC drama Heartbreakers. D.L. is currently starring in his ninth stand-up comedy special Clear.
George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS for two seasons and starred in 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 known for his extensive charity work with various foundations.
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.