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Aug 10, 2015

The Comedy Get Down Is Heading To Sprint Center


Kansas City, Mo. (Aug. 10, 2015) – They’ve had numerous motion picture appearances, countless  television shows, sitcoms, 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.

Kansas City welcomes five members of comedy royalty when they hit the stage at Sprint Center for “The Comedy Get Down”  on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at SprintCenter.com, Sprint Center Box Office or charge-by-phone at 888.929.7849.

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. Cedric will be seen next on the big screen‎ in the much-anticipated comedy feature BARBERSHOP 3 slated for release in early 2016. 

Kansas City native Eddie Griffin has received worldwide recognition through his numerous stand-up comedy specials, movies, television appearances, music and comedy efforts including Def Comedy Jam, HBO One Night Stand, Malcolm & Eddie, Undercover Brother, My Baby's Daddy, Dysfunktional Family, Norbit, Freedom Of Speech, You Can Tell Em' I Said It and soon to be released Mucho Dinero and An American Hero. 

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.  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 and can be heard nationwide as host of his nationally syndicated afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show.”

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, 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 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. 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.