KEVIN JAMES, actor, producer, and TV star best known for his roles in "Hitch," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," and the TV series "King of Queens" returns to his roots in stand-up comedy this season.
(PRWEB) June 18, 2014
KEVIN JAMES producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul “Blart: Mall Cop” (2009) and “Zookeeper” (2011) will bring his hilarious stand-up comedy to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469), or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.
James broke into the film world in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ “Hitch” starring opposite Will Smith, but his comedy career started well before that as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.
“The King of Queens,” which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.
In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with “Sweat the Small Stuff,” a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special “Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach;” a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. James also starred in Columbia Pictures’ blockbuster “Grown Ups” (2010) alongside Adam Sandler; previously, James and Sandler worked together on “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” (2007). Aside from his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films “Barnyard” (2006) for Nick Movies, as well as “Monster House” (2006) and “Hotel Transylvania” (2012) for Sony Pictures Animation.
Tickets to Kevin James are $38, $58, and $88. Tickets are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469), or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.
About The Hanover Theatre
The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 170,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including Broadway hits (“Les Misérables,” “Mary Poppins,” “Jersey Boys”); comedians (Steve Martin, George Carlin, Bill Cosby); musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, The Moody Blues, Diana Ross); and everything in between (“A Christmas Carol,” Maya Angelou, Rudy Giuliani, “Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre”). Ranked by POLLSTAR as one of the top 50 theatres in the world, the theatre opened in March of 2008 following a $32 million historic renovation. Over the last six seasons, the theatre has established its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. For more information, visit TheHanoverTheatre.org. Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
*Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.