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3 sharp comics coming for one-night show at Mahaffey

Comic D.L. Hughley and Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah have been tapped for a one-night comedy show at Mahaffey Theater dubbed "Shut Up and Laugh." Presented by WLLD FM-94.1, the Aug. 17 show is headlined by Hughley, one the Original Kings of Comedy and a veteran of standup, movies and television. Also on the bill is Gary Owen, the only white comic to host BET's Comic View, and a scene stealer in the movie Think Like a Man. Pharoah, who has drawn raves on SNL for his spot-on impersonations of Jay-Z, Will Smith and Denzel Washington, could be poised for a breakout year with the departure of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg. But will SNL producers listen to critics who say that Pharoah's Barack Obama is vastly superior to Fred Armisen's? Tickets are $25.50-$50 at, or by phone at (727) 893-7832. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne

3 sharp comics coming for one-night show at Mahaffey 06/15/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 15, 2012 5:32pm]
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