The hottest comedy tour of the summer is headed to Ford Arena in July as “The Comedy Get Down” tour featuring, from left to right, D.L. Hughley, Charlie Murphy, Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffin and George Lopez. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15 at all Ticketmaster outlets. Courtesy photo

By Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record

The biggest comedy tour of the summer featuring five talented and well-known comedians has scheduled an appearance in Southeast Texas.

“The Comedy Get Down” tour featuring Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy will be featured at 8 p.m., Friday, July 15, inside Ford Arena in Beaumont. Tickets are $46.75-$86.75 and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 15 at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Ford Park box office, HEB Plus on Dowlen Road in Beaumont, online at www.ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

The five comedians of “The Comedy Get Down” are arguably some of the most well-known in the business and have been keeping audiences and fans laughing for decades.

Cedric “The Entertainer” has been seen in movies such as “Barbershop” and “Be Cool” and has been part of the animated franchise of “Madagascar” films. He will be featured on the silverscreen in “Barbershop 3” and is the executive producer and star of “The Soul Man,” which is available on TV Land.

Eddie Griffin has performed in countless comedy specials, television shows and movies. He has won numerous awards and was named as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time by Comedy Central. Movies include”My Baby’s Daddy,” “Undercover Brother,” “Norbit” and more.

D.L. Hughley had his own television show for several years on ABC, “The Hughleys,” and has followed with a very successful stand-up comedy career. He has also expanded his exposure with “The DL Hughley Show,” a nationally syndicated radio program and will be staring in the upcoming NBC drama “Heartbreakers” later this year.

George Lopez is arguably the most recognizable of the quintet of comedians with his highly successful television sitcom, “George Lopez,” which ran for six season and has a new program, “Lopez,” which will air on TV Land this year. He will follow the lead of Cedric “The Entertainer” as he is the executive producer and star of the new show.

His outlandish and hilarious comedy tours are always very popular and focus primarily on Mexican-American culture, race and ethnic relations with thought provoking results.

Charlie Murphy may be the brother of comedian Eddie Murphy, but he became a star in his own right as a cast member of the “Chappelle Show.” He has written popular movies such as “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “Norbit,” and starred in productions such as “The Perfect Holiday,” “Our Family Wedding” and “Lottery Ticket.”

Find more information about this tour by searching Facebook for The Comedy Get Down or visit www.eddiegriffin.com. More information about this event and others can be found at www.fordpark.com as well.