Posts Tagged ‘Live Comedy’

Kevin Hart Returns to Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Irresponsible Tour live on Saturday, December 30th

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 16, 2017) – Kevin Hart, one of the top comedians, entertainers, authors and businessmen in the industry today, is set to bring The Irresponsible Tour for a stand-up live performance on Saturday, December 30th at 8:00pm at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Tickets are $159.00, $129.00, $99.00 and $79.00 and go on sale Friday, October 20th 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 21st, subject to availability.

After an electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club, Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time at venues such as The Boston Comedy Club, Carolines, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led Kevin into roles in feature films.

2017 has already been a banner year for Hart, his memoir I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list and has remained on the list for nine consecutive weeks.  The book also topped records on the Audible platform, selling over 100,000 copies in the first five weeks. Earlier in the year Hart voiced a title character in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.  To close 2017, Kevin will appear in the Sony reboot of the classic film Jumanji alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black. In March of 2018, Kevin will star alongside Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman in his first dramatic role in the Untouchables.  Hart will soon begin shooting the Feature Comedy Night School for Universal, a film in which he co-wrote under the Hartbeat production banner and will also star in.  The comedy follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.

Hart’s newest business venture is his digital platform the LOL NETWORK – Laugh Out Loud, the comedy brand and multi-platform network founded by Hart in partnership with global content leader Lionsgate.  The streaming video service launched on August 3rd featuring a slate of original scripted and unscripted comedy series, stand-up specials, licensed programming, and live broadcasts.  The Laugh Out Loud service also features up and coming comedians curated by Hart through LOL showcases at events, including a partnership with the world’s top comedy festival “Just for Laughs.”

Hart embarked on the multi-city domestic and international WHAT NOW comedy tour. Domestically, he sold out 8 tristate area arenas, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays, Prudential Center and Jones Beach, selling over 100,000 tickets in the NY market. Internationally, he sold out over a dozen arenas in the European market, selling over 150,000 tickets, and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. Hart’s hit comedy tour grossed over $100 million worldwide. With his passion for stand-up and entertainment, Hart continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences.

In September, 2011 Hart released Laugh At My Pain the feature film version of his comedy tour (under the same name). The movie grossed over $7 million, and was 2011’s most successful film of those released in less than 300 theaters.  The LAMP tour was so successful, it catapulted Hart to 2011’s number one comedian on Ticketmaster, and in February, 2011, he sold out the Nokia Theater for two nights in a row, breaking the record previously set by Eddie Murphy. This lead to the LAMP DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for only a month.

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.

COMIX Comedy Presents Iliza Shlesinger at Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom on Friday, February 5th

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

UNCASVILLE, CT (January 5, 2015) — The only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’S Last Comic Standing and Netflix fan-favorite, Iliza Shlesinger will bring her national FREEZING HOT tour to Mohegan Sun for one show on Friday, February 5th at 8:00pm in the Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.

Tickets are $45.00 and $25.00 are currently on sale through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.

Iliza Shlesinger holds nothing back during her show, which features her sharp and sexy take on life. Originally from Dallas, Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. In 2013 her debut one hour comedy special, War Paint reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the “Top Ten Albums of 2013” on iTunes. It is currently available on Netflix. Her follow up Netflix Original Comedy Special Freezing Hot premiered to rave reviews in January 2015. She was the host of CBS’s syndicated comedy dating show Excused, in which she filmed 230 episodes.

Iliza, will host TBS’ exciting new game show, Separation Anxiety, premiering in spring 2016.  Additional TV credits include multiple appearances on NBC’S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TBS’ Deal With It, Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E! Network’s Chelsea Lately and The Soup, NBC’S Last Call with Carson Daily, TBS’ Who Gets The Last Laugh? and Showtime’s Pauly Shore and Friends and Bridging The Gap Comedy Festival.

She is featured in the comedy documentary I Am Comic. Her live stand-up résumé also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, hundreds of clubs and colleges, and in various countries for our troops overseas. Iliza loves the troops and was honored to participate in The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe.

About COMIX

COMIX Mohegan Sun, COMIX Comedy Club and COMIX Craft Beer Bar are an independently-owned and operated venue located inside one of the largest, most spectacular travel destinations in the United States. Open every Wednesday through Sunday and serving happy hour at 7:00 p.m., COMIX Comedy Club showcases national headliners, superb regional and local talent and offbeat shows; all on a stage built for comedy. COMIX Craft Beer Bar offers 24 local, regional and national craft beers on tap, an excellent bourbon whiskey program, complemented by a full cocktail list and great bar food menu. COMIX is the perfect venue for private parties, special events and fundraisers and the place for fans to cheer on their teams on the big screen. COMIX also presents the superstars of comedy in the Mohegan Sun Arena and Uncas Ballroom. For hours and more info, call 860-862-7000 or visit www.COMIXcomedy.com, www.facebook.com/COMIXmohegansun & @COMIXmohegansun.

COMIX to Deliver Live Comedy and Craft Beer at Mohegan Sun Starting October 7

Friday, September 18th, 2015

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — (September 18, 2015) – Comedic headliners and rising talent have anew home: COMIX Mohegan Sun, serving up live comedy and craft beer. The new 8,000-square-foot comedy club and craft beer bar located in Mohegan Sun’s Casino of the Earth will officially open on October 7th. A grand opening celebration with ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday, October 9th.

COMIX is the newest venue at Mohegan Sun and the only location hosting live stand-up performances Wednesday-Sunday in a 325-seat club designed exclusively for comedy. In addition to delivering cutting-edge shows, the custom-designed craft beer bar will serve 24 local, regional and national favorite craft beers on tap, more than 50 bourbon whiskeys, a full cocktail selection and a diverse bar-food menu.

“We’re thrilled to become a part of Mohegan Sun. We’re looking forward to bringing more programming of laughs and the best live comedy experience to New England’s most exciting gaming and entertainment destination,” said Michael Brauth, Partner of COMIX.

Marc Wiesenthal, Partner of COMIX added, “Our new location and partnership with Mohegan Sun allows us to continue to present the best comedy talent from New York, Los Angeles and nationwide to an audience that appreciates and deserves great entertainment. We also look forward to hosting the biggest names in comedy in both the Mohegan Sun Arena and the Uncas Ballroom.”

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with COMIX, an alignment of two of the strongest names in the entertainment industry,” said Bobby Soper, Chief Executive Officer for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. “With the addition of the new comedy club, Mohegan Sun will now feature one of the best trios of entertainment venues all under one roof and within 100 yards of each other. It will be hard to find another destination where in a given night, it’s possible for an act like The Zac Brown Band to be playing The Wolf Den, Justin Timberlake on stage in The Arena and Lenny Clarke delivering standup at COMIX.”

In addition to announcing the new partnership with Mohegan Sun, COMIX announced the opening slate of club acts for October and November including: Julian McCullough, Alonzo Bodden, Lenny Clarke, Jamie Kennedy and Rod Man. Tickets to all performances and details are available by visiting www.COMIXcomedy.com or by calling 860-862-7000.

COMIX has a long and stellar reputation for delivering the best of comedy on its club and theater stages including Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Iglesias, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jim Norton, Iliza Shlesinger and Cedric The Entertainer.

About COMIX Mohegan Sun

COMIX Mohegan Sun is an independently-owned and operated Comedy Club and Craft Beer Bar located inside one of the largest, most spectacular travel destinations in the United States. Open every Wednesday through Sunday and serving happy hour until 7:00 p.m., COMIX Comedy Club showcases national headliners, superb regional and local talent and offbeat shows; all on a stage built for comedy. COMIX Craft Beer Bar offers 24 local, regional and national craft beers on tap, an excellent bourbon whiskey program, complemented by a full cocktail list and great bar food menu. COMIX is the perfect venue for private parties, special events and fundraisers and the place for fans to cheer on their teams on the big screen. COMIX also presents the superstars of comedy in the Mohegan Sun Arena and Uncas Ballroom. For hours and more info, call 860-862-7000 or visit www.COMIXcomedy.com, www.facebook.com/COMIXmohegansun and @COMIXmohegansun.