Tickets on Sale Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m.

16 July 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (July 16, 2019) – MGM Springfield and John Tobin Presents keep the laughs rolling in the heart of Springfield with four new shows, November 14-16, featuring comedian, actor and radio host Donnell Rawlings.

Best known for his work on Comedy Central’s Chappelle Show, MTV’s Guycode, and HBO’s The Wire, Rawlings is touted as an overnight success story. He made his first splash in the DC comedy clubs as an audience heckler before landing a part on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, all in a period of only six months.

Over the course of his career, Rawlings has been a co-host on both Power 105’s, New York’s No. 1 Hip Hop and R&B radio station morning show “Egypt and Ashy in the Morning” and “The Big Tigger Morning Show” on WPGC in Washington, D.C. He has also made weekly guest appearances on New York’s Hot 97 Morning Show. Additionally, he has been a regular on E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” starred in Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites Back,” and was the resident “Funny Guy” on the Ricki Lake Show.

Other notable appearances by Rawlings include TBS’s The Last OG with Tracy Morgan, TLC’s Project Dad, Showtime’s The Shaq Comedy, MTV2’s Guy Court, Guy Code and much more.

Rawlings’ scheduled performances are:

  • Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Tickets for Donnell Rawlings at Roar! Comedy Series are $27 and go on sale to the general public Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. EST.

Tickets can be purchased at, Ticketmaster and at the MGM Springfield M life Rewards & Cashier desk. M life Rewards loyalty members will receive access to a pre-sale Wednesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. EST to Thursday, July 18 at 10 p.m. EST. To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit

Roar! Comedy Series, the exclusive comedy experience developed by John Tobin Presents, opened January 2019 inside the Armory at MGM Springfield and has delivered more than 100 hilarious shows to downtown Springfield. For more information, please visit

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About John Tobin Presents
John Tobin has been a mainstay in the Boston Comedy scene since 1992, when he started as a doorman at a local comedy club. Today, John Tobin Presents, produces and operates shows in and around Boston at well-known clubs and venues such as Laugh Boston, The Comedy Scene at Patriot Place, The Boch Center, The Norwood Theatre, WooHaHa! Comedy Club and the legendary Nick’s Comedy Stop.

About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. As the world’s first LEED™ Platinum-certified gaming resort, MGM Springfield ignites a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city by seamlessly blending new design with restored historic buildings. The resort offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. The property opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit

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MGM Springfield Communications
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