See a quartet of US comedians perform stand-up for one night only this weekend. 

You can catch not one, not two, but four American comedians doing stand-up in Abu Dhabi this month, as part of the emirate’s Abu Dhabi Summer Season. On the bill at Comedy Superstar are Eddie Griffin from 1990s TV show Malcolm & Eddie, Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy’s brother Charlie, Aries Spears, star of MADtv, and Carlos Mencia, who appeared alongside Ben Stiller in The Heartbreak Kid.

September 9
Al Raha Beach Theatre, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, Dhs145 to Dhs245. Tel: (04) 3148222. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Theatre. 

Who’s who at Comedy Superstar

All you need to know about the four comics performing this month

Eddie Griffin
• Played Eddie Sherman in US show Malcolm & Eddie.
• Has been married three times and has nine kids.
• First did stand-up as a dare.
• Opened a dance studio aged 16 and was choreographer for NFL team the Kansas City Chiefs’ halftime shows.

Charlie Murphy
• He’s Eddie’s older brother.
• He’s a writer and actor for TV’s Chappelle’s Show.
• Charlie knows karate.
• He starred in Eddie’s
2007 film Norbit.

Carlos Mencia
• Born in Hondurus, grew up in east Los Angeles.
• Hosted Comedy Central show Mind Of Mencia between 2005 and 2008.
• At one point co-owned US restaurant chain Maggie Rita’s. They serve Tex-Mex.
• Has 17 brothers and sisters.

Aries Spears
• His mum is a jazz singer.
• Was expelled from school aged 17 for fighting.
• Appeared in 198 episodes of Fox’s sketch show MADtv.
• Is an expert at doing impressions – can do 50 Cent, Mike Tyson, Michael Jackson and more.

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