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Save Mart Center announces date for superstar Comedy Get Down tour

“The Comedy Get Down” tour features George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cendrick the Entertainer, Charlie Murphy and Eddie Griffin. The tour stops Saturday, May 14, at the Save Mart Center.
“The Comedy Get Down” tour features George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cendrick the Entertainer, Charlie Murphy and Eddie Griffin. The tour stops Saturday, May 14, at the Save Mart Center. Special to The Bee

The Save Mart Center keeps up its month of big announcements with news of another mega-star act playing the arena this spring. Well, five of them actually – Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy.

The five are touring together with the Comedy Get Down tour, which stops Saturday, May 14, at the arena. Tickets are $49.75-$89.75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, at the SMC box office and select Save Mart Supermarkets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by telephone at 800-745-3000.

Together, these five represent the current top-tier of comedy performers on film, television and the stage.

Cedric the Entertainer has starred in the “Barbershop” series of films and was a voice in the animated film “Madagascar.” He also starred on television in the TV Land comedy “The Soul Man” and as the host of the trivia show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”

While Griffin is best known for his stand-up (Comedy Central named him one of the 100 greatest of all time), he also starred in films such as “Undercover Brother” (2002) and “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999).”

15,266 The number of tickets sold for George Lopez’ 2008 stop at the Save Mart Center.

Hughley was the star of his own television show on ABC and a featured performer on “Original Kings of Comedy” (both the film and the tour). Recently, the actor has transitioned into more serious work. His next role is on the NBC drama “Heartbeat,” which premieres Tuesday, March 22.

Murphy gained recognition for his role on “Chappelle’s Show,” but the comedian (and brother of Eddie Murphy) has been working as an actor and writer for more than two decades. His acting credits include the films “Our Family Wedding” and “The Perfect Holiday.” His writing credits include the movies “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “Norbit.” He currently stars as Vic on the Adult Swim comedy “Black Jesus.”

Lopez may be best known to television audiences. His self-named sitcom ran for six seasons on ABC, and for two seasons he hosted a late-night talk show called “Lopez Tonight” on TBS. Some will no doubt remember his local performances, which included a sold-out show at the Save Mart Center in 2008. He also played the Saroyan Theatre in 2013.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

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