A once in a lifetime comedy event will be coming to Royal Farms Arena (formerly Baltimore Arena) September 19 when Outback Concerts presents the Comedy Get Down Tour takes the stage. Featuring performances by Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy, this is sure to be the comedy event of the year. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 14 at Ticketmaster and the Royal Farms Arena box office or you can order them by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000.
Best known for his performances in Barbershop and The Original Kings of Comedy, Cedric “The Entertainer” is a comedy legend. Currently Cedric is executive producer and stars in the hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land and in the highly buzzed about new reality series, Cedric’s Barber Battle on the CW network. He will return to the big screen in 2016 with the much anticipated release of Barbershop 3.
Eddie Griffin in known worldwide for his numerous stand-up comedy specials, movies, television appearances, music and comedy albums. He is most notable performances include Def Comedy Jam, HBO One Night Stand, Undercover Brother, My Baby’s Daddy, and Malcolm & Eddie for which he won the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series award. Comedy Central has honored Eddie as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time. You can also see Eddie in his soon to be released movies Mucho Dinero and An American Hero.
D.L. Hughley, star of the ABC television show The Hughleys was also one of the comedians on the tour and film The Original Kings of Comedy. Currently D.L. can be heard nationwide as the host of his syndicated afternoon radio show, “The D.L. Hughley Show.” Hughley is also a published author and won a Peabody Award for his satirical documentary special, DL Hughley: The Endangered List. Recently Hughley was cast in the upcoming NBC drama Heart Matters.
Multi-faceted entertainer George Lopez’s career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. He hosted a late-night television talk show on TBS for two seasons called Lopez Tonight and starred in ABC’s George Lopez, which ran for six seasons. George has become one of the top comedic talents in the entertainment industry today. He is also well-known for his extensive charity work.
Funnyman Charlie Murphy has comedy in his blood. Brother of comedian Eddie Murphy, Charlie became a household name in his own right when he joined the cast of Chappelle’s Show. The past two decades Charlie has solidified his position in Hollywood as an acting and writing talent appearing 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 the cult classics Vampire In Brooklyn and Norbit as well. He is currently in production of Season 2 for Adult Swim’s Black Jesus.
Royal Farms Arena is located about a block away from the Baltimore Convention Center on the corner of Baltimore Street and Hopkins Place. There are approximately 23,000 parking spaces in the general vicinity, including an 850-car garage attached to the facility on Howard Street. For more information on Royal Farms Arena, upcoming events or directions visit their website here.