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“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to kick off Bishop Jakes’ inspirational weekend with some soulful fun as co-host (with Niecy Nash) of the Just Churchin’ Comedy Show at his MegaFest experience in Dallas this summer.  It’s great bringing the fun and being part of a lineup of such forward-moving, positive events that benefit and enhance the lives of so many families in the community,” said Cedric the Entertainer.

The MegaFest Woman of Purpose Concert, in conjunction with Autism Speaks, will highlight women who are making a difference in their communities by advocating for awareness and resources to assist children and families affected by this developmental disorder. Hosted on Saturday, August 31 at 8 p.m. from American Airlines Center, tickets go on sale June 28.

Offering something for sports fans, MegaFest brings streetball from the neighborhood playground to the bright lights of the Dallas Convention Center Arena when Ball Up, the nation’s premiere streetball organization, concludes its 2013 nationwide tour with a championship game on August 31. Ball Up’s innovative spin on the game of streetball has redefined the sport by bringing some of the top, untapped talent to basketball courts across the world along with big name stars that have graced the NBA hardwood. This year’s impressive roster includes The Professor, AO, Baby Shaq, Air Up There, Bone Collector, Pat the Roc, Special FX, Springs, Sik Wit It, Violator and G. Smith. Tickets for all special events can be purchased by visiting or

Other MegaFest featured speakers and guests include Pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen, who will headline the event along with Jakes, Bishop I. V. Hilliard, Dr. Jasmin Sculark, Dr. Marvin Sapp, Pastor Sheryl Brady, Dr. E. Dewey Smith and Pastor Chris Durso, among others. Dubbed ‘America’s largest inspirational festival,’ leading voices of faith, commerce and entertainment will participate at MegaFest. The event will draw men, women and youth with real-world messages of hope and purpose.

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