ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedic icon Cedric the Entertainer expects to throw up some big numbers with the premiere edition of the 1st & Goal Comedy Bowl series on football's biggest weekend. The inaugural event of this stand-up series takes place Friday, Feb. 1 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Tickets are on sale now: www.1standgoalcomedybowl.com.
Kicking Off a Colossal Comedy Series
Headlined by the original King of Comedy himself, the inaugural 1st & Goal Comedy Bowl special will feature an all-star lineup of some of Cedric's friends and today's biggest names in comedy, including Atlanta's own DC Young Fly (MTV's Wild 'N Out, Armed), Deon Cole (Black-ish) and Michael Blackson (Got My Hu$tle Up). This colossal, action-packed evening will include high-energy comedy, interactive elements, an athlete and star-studded red carpet, an over-the-top party, and after-party.
"The 1st & Goal Comedy Bowl will bring a new level of entertainment and excitement to Atlanta around the big game," notes Matthew Gavin, CEO of MGE and event co-producer. "With live performances by a curated lineup, the iconic College Football Hall of Fame as the backdrop, and an unmatched audience of 2,000 comedy fans, sports legends, celebrities, and influencers, we are setting the standard for years to come. We are beyond excited about the current status and future of this amazing project!"
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rashad Jennings Foundation, which strives to inspire youth by making education fun, providing mentorship for individual success, and promoting health and fitness worldwide.
The event is sponsored by Holr Media Group and NOS® Energy Drink.
For complete event details and to purchase tickets, visit www.1standgoalcomedybowl.com.
About 1st & Goal Comedy Bowl
The 1st & Goal Comedy Bowl is a series of comedy events launching in Atlanta on The Big Game Weekend. Matthew Gavin Enterprises, in a partnership with The Launchpad Group and the King of Comedy himself, Cedric the Entertainer, has a long-term vision for the brand itself. The 1st and Goal Comedy Bowl team plans to bring comedy to the forefront of consumer entertainment at tentpole times of the year, wrapped around key football events such as The Big Game, the pro football bowl game prior to The Big Game, Hall of Fame Weekend and the College National Championship game to name a few.
A branded entertainment platform, this comedy series will offer fans, celebrities, influencers, and corporations integrated environments and unparalleled experiences around comedy and sports. With the inaugural edition taking place on the big game weekend in a market where comedy is beyond relevant, 1st & Goal Comedy Bowl is sure to make a dominant splash and set the stage for a blended environment of comedy and sports that will entertain for years to come.
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