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'The Comedy Get Down' tour is coming back to Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

FedExForum announced Friday "The Comedy Get Down" tour is headed back to Memphis this fall.

Numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and stand-up 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.

"The Comedy Get Down," presented by Outback Concerts, offers a once in a lifetime chance to see five members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year on Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m. at FedExForum.

Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com and the FedExForum Box Office by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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 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. In addition to touring on the "Comedy Get Down" tour, D.L. 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, stand-up 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 ten favorite
television personalities. Lopez is also known for his extensive charity work with various foundations. Currently, he is the star in 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, 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 award, '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' and, most recently, 'Mucho Dinero.' Comedy Central also honored Eddie 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. 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.

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