SPRINGFIELD, MASS (June 4, 2018) – MGM Springfield, New England’s first integrated luxury resort and entertainment destination, is bringing together some of the biggest stars in comedy for one night only at MassMutual Center. George Lopez, Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin and D.L. Hughley will join forces for an exclusive comedy extravaganza when ‘The Comedy Get Down’ comes to downtown Springfield Friday, November 9 at 8PM.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 8 at 10AM EST for $49, $69 $89 and $99, not including applicable taxes and service charges, and will be available at the MassMutual Center Box Office, through MassMutualCenter.com and by calling 855.278.4667. A pre-sale email for MassMutual Center newsletter subscribers will be sent Thursday, June 7.
With numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and standup specials, as well as a talk show, three radio shows, and two books, the comedic supergroup of George Lopez, Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin, and D.L. Hughley has been breaking ground in comedy for decades.
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 personality. Lopez is also known for his extensive charity work with various foundations. In 2017, Lopez filmed his HBO Comedy Special, George Lopez: The Wall, Live from Washington, D.C. Currently, he is the star in the hit TV Land comedy “Lopez.”
Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ is best known for crowd-pleasing performances in hit films and television shows such as Barbershop, Be Cool, The Original Kings of Comedy, and the top-ranking Madagascar animated franchise, as well as being executive producer and star for five seasons of his own hit comedy series, “The Soul Man” on TV Land. Currently, Cedric stars (along with his fellow funnymen George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin, & the late Charlie Murphy) in the clever mockumentary TV series, “The Comedy Get Down” (based on the current national tour of the same name) which cleverly exaggerates the many funny things that happen to the comics while on their real-life tour. Additionally, Cedric co-stars opposite Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish in the much-buzzed about new TBS comedy series, “The Last OG.”
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,” and “Malcolm & Eddie” for which he won the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series award. In addition, he has received notoriety for Undercover Brother, John Q., Jason's Lyric, My Baby's Daddy, Dysfunktional Family, Norbit, “Freedom Of Speech,” “A Fool And His Money,” (stage play) “You Can Tell Em' I Said It,” “All About The Money” (Netflix), A Star Is Born opposite Lady Gaga (2018), and his much anticipated Comedy Special “Eddie Griffin: Undeniable,” which aired on Showtime February 9, 2018. Comedy Central also honored Eddie as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time.
D.L. Hughley has created a name for himself as an accomplished stand up, actor, talk show host and author. Hughley starred in his namesake TV show that ran on ABC, “The Hughley’s”, and 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.” 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”. His third book, How Not to Get Shot, is scheduled for release this June 2018.
About MassMutual Center
The MassMutual Center is managed by entertainment and hospitality industry leader MGM Springfield and owned by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. The MassMutual Center is Western Massachusetts’ most diverse function space with over 100,000 square feet of meeting space including a 40,000-square-foot flexible exhibit hall, five fully-functional meeting rooms, a 15,000-square-foot ballroom, and an 8,000-seat arena. The facility is the proud home to the AHL Springfield Thunderbirds & American International College D1 Men’s Hockey team in addition to hosting family shows, concerts, meetings, social and corporate functions, sporting events and more.
About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the approximately 2 million square-foot development, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, will offer more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street and superior spa services, inspired dining and diverse retail. MGM Springfield also will feature a luxury cinema, high-energy bowling complex, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield is scheduled to open August 24, 2018. www.mgmspringfield.com