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. 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, April 23rd at 8pm at the First Niagara Center.
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 29th.
Eddie Griffin has received worldwide recognition through his numerous stand-up comedy specials, movies, television appearances, music and comedy albums for not only acting, but writing and producing as well. Most notably, Def Comedy Jam, HBO’s 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 play, You Can Tell Em' I Said It, Mucho Dinero and 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 TV show that ran on ABC, 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 DL 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, DL Hughley: The Endangered List. He appeared in the TV drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and was recently cast in the upcoming NBC drama HeartBeat. He 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. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS 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 and is 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 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.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 4th at 10am. Tickets are $65.75 and $49.75 (includes $3.50 facility fee) and can be purchased at the First Niagara Center Box Office, online at www.tickets.com, or by calling 1-888-223-6000. A random handbill policy will be in effect. A limited number of handbills are available now. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. No service charge applies at the First Niagara Center Box Office. Dates and times subject to change without notice.