Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) February 1, 2009
Saturday Night Live actor-comedian Kevin Nealon will be entertaining comedy fans from across Washington state at Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland, March 20 and 21, 2009.
Nealon began performing as a standup comedian in the late '70s while working as a bartender at the Hollywood's Improv. He soon began making appearances on television commercials and was asked to appear on late night talk shows.
In 1986, Nealon's popularity was elevated after joining the "Not Ready for Primetime Players" on 'Saturday Night Live.' He quickly became one of the most popular comedians on the show with his likeable, smirky persona and memorable character creations including: 'The Subliminal Man,' 'Hans and Franz,' and anchoring 'Weekend Update.' As a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1986 through 1995, Nealon is second only to Tim Meadows in holding the record for longest-running cast member to appear in consecutive seasons in the show's long-running existence.
"We feel so honored to have Kevin Nealon appear here at Laughs," says Dave Dennison, co-owner of Laughs with his wife Angela Schroeder. "I've been following his career since his early days on Saturday Night Live and I remember 'Hans and Franz' vividly. Those characters are embedded into the comedy genre and are truly a part of comedy history."
While still appearing on SNL, Nealon appeared in an array of films, most made with fellow SNL cast members. In 1987, he made his film debut in the romantic comedy, 'Roxanne,' with Steve Martin. He also starred with Adam Sandler in 'Happy Gilmore,' 'The Wedding Singer' and 'Little Nicky;' 'Joe Dirt' with David Spade; 'Anger Management' with Jack Nicholson; and 'Daddy Day Care' and 'Grandma's Boy' with Eddie Murphy.
Nealon's most recent films include Steve Carell's, 'Get Smart,' and Adam Sandler's, 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan.' In July of 2009, Nealon will also star in Twentieth Century Fox's, 'They Came From Upstairs.'
In addition to his film appearances, Nealon has also appeared in a variety of TV shows. He had a recurring television role on the 2002-06 CBS comedy 'Still Standing' playing Ted Halverson, the Millers' competitive and religious neighbor. He also appeared as a patient in a mental institution on the first season of 'Monk.'
Nealon's most recent television role is as a supporting actor on the Golden Globe nominated Showtime series, 'Weeds.' His character, Doug Wilson, is the accountant to Nancy Botwin, a formidable marijuana queen-pin played by Mary-Louise Parker. Nealon's character's inability to filter his thoughts before speaking frequently lands him in trouble.
"Just to set the record straight, as some people seemed confused by the last episode, Doug Wilson did not hang himself," says Nealon on his personal blog at Kevinnealon.com. "Not only is he alive and well, he is very happy…at least for the moment. We will have to wait to see what type of trouble he can find next season."
With his unique sense of humor, profound dry wit and likable demeanor, tickets to Kevin Nealon's appearance at Laughs Comedy Spot will sell out quickly. He will appear March 20th and 21st with two shows at 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm on each night. Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketweb.com or by calling Laughs directly at (425) 823-6306. More information can be found at http://www.laughscomedy.com.
About Kevin Nealon: Nealon was born and raised in Bridgeport, CT. In high school, he gained early attention as a performer in numerous local garage bands. Later attending Sacred Heart University and graduating with a degree in marketing, Nealon traveled the U.S. and Europe after completing his education. Nealon gained national attention as a key cast member on Saturday Night Live. In addition to his comedic and acting credits, he is an established and acclaimed writer, garnering him an Emmy nomination for his work on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. In May of 2008, Nealon also released his first book called, 'Yes, You're Pregnant but What About Me?' published by HarperCollins. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and son and is a dedicated and outspoken champion of animal rights through his association with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
About Laughs Comedy Spot: Laughs is located at 12099 124th Ave. NE in Kirkland, just off I-405 at exit 20. The club is open Tuesday through Sunday. For more information visit http://www.laughscomedy.com or contact Dave Dennison at (425) 823-6306.
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