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The Comedy Legend Returns For His First Stand-Up Special In 14 Years,

Martin LawrenceSHOWTIME® PRESENTS MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN’ TIME: UNCUT

Premiering Friday, September 9 At 9 PM ET/PT On SHOWTIME

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LOS ANGELES, CA – August 23, 2016 – On the heels of a sold-out national tour, comedy great Martin Lawrence hits the stage in this long-awaited stand-up special, MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN’ TIME: UNCUT premiering Friday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME on-air, on demand and over the internet. Filmed live at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, DOIN’ TIME: UNCUT showcases Lawrence’s impeccable comedic skills, physicality and engaging wit. Delivering an unforgettable night of impressions and insights, he touches on everything from sex and relationships to President Obama, Bill Cosby, Hollywood and more. Lawrence is back in a big way and will leave viewers in hysterics, from start to finish. “I look forward to having my third concert film premiere on SHOWTIME,” said Lawrence. “Fourteen years is a long time between concert specials and I am excited to know that my TV audience will be able to enjoy this show as if they came to see me live.”

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Lawrence, a renowned stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer and writer, came to fame during the 1990s. He quickly established himself as a leading actor, most notably in the hit television series Martin, for which he created such beloved characters as “Sheneneh Jenkins,” “Edna (Mama) Payne,” “Otis,” and “Jerome.” For his dynamic performance, he earned two NAACP Image Awards® for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series two years in a row – 1995 and 1996. Lawrence’s box office-topping credits include Bad Boys and its sequel Bad Boys II opposite Will Smith, and the three-film Big Momma’s House franchise. Additional film credits include House PartyBoomerangA Thin Line Between Love & Hate, Nothing to LoseBlue Streak, LifeWild Hogs, and Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins.

Directed by David Raynr, MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN’ TIME: UNCUT is executive produced by Lawrence and Studio71’s Gary Binkow and Michael Green. Producers include Barry Ehrmann, Robert Lawrence, Rae Proctor, Sean Lampkin and Michael Hubbard with production company You So Crazy and Studio71. For more information about MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN’ TIME: UNCUT, visit SHO.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon and Google. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Prime Video.

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