Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

Chris Rock Makes His Return To Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

The acclaimed comedian performs live in the Arena on April 22nd

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 7, 2016) – Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, announced today a highly anticipated return to live comedy with an all-new tour. The Total Blackout Tour 2017 will be the acclaimed comedian’s first tour in over 9 years and will visit Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, April 22nd at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $119.00, $89.00 and $69.00 and go on sale Friday, December 9th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, December 10th, subject to availability.

Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer he has created many memorable moments.

Rock returned in 2016 to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards. In the past year, he has directed HBO’s comedy special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.

With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.  In 2014 he led the ensemble cast of Top Five, a critically acclaimed comedy feature that he also wrote and directed.  In 2009 Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of Good Hair, and in 2014 he executive produced Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip, a documentary recounting the history of one of New York’s most famous comedy venues.  His feature acting credits include the Grown Ups and Madagascar franchises, Head of State, Nurse Betty, CB4, Death at a Funeral, I Think I Love My Wife, 2 Days in New York, Dogma and “New Jack City.”

His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series Everybody Hates Chris, which ran from 2005 to 2009, and as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1989-1993.

Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards, for “Outstanding Director for a Variety Special” for Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, and “Outstanding Special Class Program” for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Jay Leno Rings In the New Year At Mohegan Sun

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Comedy legend performs live on December 31st

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 24, 2016) – Mohegan Sun Arena is set to host one of the biggest names in comedy this New Year’s Eve when Jay Leno returns to Uncasville for a live performance on December 31st beginning at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $39.00 and go on sale Friday, October 28th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, October 29th, subject to availability.

Acclaimed late night TV show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

An indefatigable performer, Leno loves to test his humor live on audiences across the nation, performing over 100-150 live appearances in night clubs, theaters and stadiums each year.  He has been touted as one of the nicest people in show business and the hardest-working — a winning tandem for the man who says, “Anyone can have a life – careers are hard to come by!”

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Adam Sandler & Friends Return To Uncasville

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Comedians perform live at Mohegan Sun Arena on December 10th

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 18, 2016) – One of the biggest movie stars on the planet is returning to Uncasville for another night of hilarious stand-up comedy.  Adam Sandler, along with friends David Spade, Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson, will be live in Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, December 10th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $99.00 & $79.00 and go on sale Friday, October 21st at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, October 22nd, subject to availability.

This hilarious group of comedic actors started their journey together back in the early 90s while on Saturday Night Live. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions, a successful production company that has produced numerous films and television series.  Since then Sandler collaborated on different occasions with some or all of his friends in various films including Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalow, Little Nicky, The Animal, The Hot Chick, 50 First Dates, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Grown Ups 1 & Grown Ups 2.

Most recently the group has teamed with Netflix for The Ridiculous Six, a spoof of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, and The Do Over.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.