WiLD 94.1 Presents Shut Up and Laugh [Press Release]
WiLD 94.1 Presents Shut Up and Laugh
-Comics D.L. Hughley, Gary Owen and Jay Pharoahbring laughs toThe Mahaffey-
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June11, 2012)–The Mahaffey hosts some of the brightest stars in entertainment at “WiLD 94.1 PresentsShut up and Laugh,” a one-night comedy extravaganza that brings three of America’s biggest comedy names to the bay area. 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, 8:00pm.Tickets went on sale Friday, June 15th.
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 Owenhas performed at many of the top comedy clubs across the country. Owenrecently 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.”
“At WiLD 94-1, we make every effort to provide diversified content for our audience,” says Orlando Davis, program director for the station. Davis continues, “DL Hughley, the consummate headliner, who’s equally as talented in political commentary as seen on his work on “Real Time with Bill Maher” is a home run; adding one of the most recognizable new talents in Jay Pharoah, with his ability to effortlessly move from impersonating Jay Z, to Kanye West, to Will Smith, and more is definitely a must see; and we feel diversity is achieved with the addition of Gary Owen, who offers a hilariously unique perspective on lifeputs us in a position to have a great time on August 17.”
Tickets are priced $25.50 – $50.Prices include tax and facility fees, but are subject to additional convenience fees and handling charges. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, or charge by phone at (727) 893-7832. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Box Office is open Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 6:00 p.m. and at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.