Four-star laughs at Al Raha Theatre
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.
Al Raha Beach Theatre, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, Dhs145 to Dhs245. Tel: (04) 3148222. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Theatre. platinumlist.net
Who’s who at Comedy Superstar
All you need to know about the four comics performing this month
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.