Get Down with Comedy at Amalie
Tickets go on sale Friday (Sept. 30) for the event featuring Cedric the Entertainer and four other comics.
TAMPA – 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 coming to Amalie Arena at 8 p.m. Jan. 20.
Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday (Sept. 30) at Ticketmaster.com.
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, The Hughley’s, that ran on ABC, 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, 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, he 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 of the Top 10 favorite television personalities. Lopez is also known for his extensive charity work with various foundations. Currently, he is the star of 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), Undercover Brother, My Baby’s Daddy, Dysfunktional Family, Norbit, Freedom Of Speech, A Fool And His Money, 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. Murphy wrote cult classics like Vampire In Brooklyn and Norbit, and stars as Vic in Adult Swim’s Black Jesus.
TICKETS: Tickets for the event go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday (Sept. 30) at the McDonald’s(r) Ticket Office at Amalie Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. Order tickets by phone by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices are $46.50, $62.50 and $86.50. Prices do not include the facility fee or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com or the ticket office.
Go to amaliearena.com or call (813) 301-2500 for information.
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