Friday March 8 Content Guideline: RRR
8:00p $32.50, $42.50, $49.50 (Reserved Seating)
GRCC Ford Field House
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|D.L. Hughley: A true king of comedy, D.L. Hughley has earned the reputation. Hughley currently stars in his own one-hour special for HBO entitled Unapologetic.The special, Hughley’s fourth for the network (the others were in 1992, 1994 and 1999). In its review, the Hollywood Reporter says, the likable Hughley is the real deal, a guy who comes with his A-material and nails every line with smarts and savvy…connecting with the audience from the first minute through the last.”As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN The Hughleys, D.L. is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. It was this best-selling comedy tour and film of the same name that launched Hughley, as well as fellow comedians Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer, into career overdrive. Since his run on the tour and film of the same name, Hughley has appeared in numerous films; including his dramatic feature film debut Shackles. A veteran of numerous talk show appearances Hughley switched the tables in 2005, hosting his own talk show on Comedy Central Weekends at the DL.|
|Bruce Bruce: Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set him apart from other standup comedians.Â Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger in winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes. From his role as host for two seasons of BET’s Comic View to his many appearances on TV and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that has found his mark in the business. Bruce recently headlined the 2008 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature Idlewild, and appeared in the Larry the Cable Guy-starrer Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. He also recently appeared in the comedy Who’s Your Caddy as Golf Ball Eddie.|
|Finesse Mitchell: Saturday Night Live alumni, Finesse Mitchell, a versatile actor and comedian, plays China Ann McClain’s cop father on the hit Disney show, A.N.T. Farm, which is now in its third season. Mitchell also appears on the current season of VH1′s hit show Single Ladies as Jobari. He is currently penning his highly anticipated second book, this one geared towards children. His last book, published in 2007, Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much (Simon/Spotlight) was an advice book for women stemming from his hip, hilarious and wildly popular monthly advice column as a writer/contributor for ESSENCE magazine. Mitchell also had memorable performances in movies; Who’s Your Caddy, The Comebacks and Mad Money.|
|Gary Owen: Gary Owen stars in the Screen Gems feature film Think Like A Man with Kevin Hart, Romany Malco, and Gabrielle Union. Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, the hit film opened at #1 at the box office. Owen’s new, uproariously funny one-hour comedy special True Story, now available on DVD and Netflix, premieres on Showtime. He recently completed filming the pilot Upload, a video clip show he co-hosts with Shaquille O’Neal for truTV. He was recently seen as Zach the barber on Tyler Perry’s hit TBS show House Of Payne. Perry met Owen on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (on which Owen is a regular), immediately knew he wanted to work with him, and wrote him into the show. Additionally, Owen has been seen in such films as Little Man with the Wayans Brothers, Rebound, and Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy. He is also recognized around the country for his scene stealing role of Bearcat in the MGM film College.|