Friday, August 17, 2012, 8 PM Tickets: $25.50 - $50
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Shut Up and Laugh with D.L. Hughley

WLLD 94.1 presents “Shut up and Laugh,” a one-night comedy extravaganza featuring some of the brightest stars in entertainment. Multitalented actors and comedians D.L Hughley (The Hughleys, The Original Kings of Comedy), Gary Owen (Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam, Think Like a Man) and Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah bring the ruckus to The Mahaffey on Friday, August 17, 8pm.
One of today’s most popular and highly recognized standup comedians, D.L. Hughley has made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas.  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. He is a regular on the late-night talk show circuit, including always-memorable appearances on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Conan.”  He is frequently requested, and has even guest-hosted on such shows as, “The View” and “Live with Regis & Kelly.”
Currently the host of “Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam,” Gary Owen has performed at many of the top comedy clubs across the country.  Owen recently starred in the 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 has produced and starred in several stand-up DVDs including “True Story,” “Breakin’ Out the Park,” and “Urban Legend.”  He was also one of the headliners on “Martin Lawrence Presents: 1ST Amendment Stand-Up” on STARZ.
Comedian Jay Pharoah made his SNL debut as a featured player last Fall. Known for his hilarious Jay-Z impersonation, Pharoah developed his comedy skills at a young age in comedy clubs. He went on to tour in the UK, the US, and Montreal, and participated in the sketch comedy series, "Charlie Murphy's Crash Comedy."  Pharoah previously performed stand-up on BET's "One Mic Stand" and was the star of the 2010 BET Awards short, "The Package."

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