Posts Tagged ‘Stand-up’

Chris Tucker Plots Return To Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Comedian will perform live at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, May 28th

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 13, 2017) – Multi-talented entertainer Chris Tucker will be making his way back to Mohegan Sun Arena with a hilarious new routine as he returns to his stand-up roots on Sunday, May 28th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $45.00, $35.00 and $25.00 and go on sale Friday, March 17th 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, March 18th, subject to availability.

Chris Tucker is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker began his career as a frequent stand-up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 90s. He rose to prominence in the 1995 film Friday, alongside Ice Cube and then appeared in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element before beginning work on the highly commercially successful Rush Hour films.  More recently he co-starred in the 2013 Oscar®- nominated film Silver Linings Playbook with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. To date, Tucker has starred in films that have collectively grossed over one billion dollars in box office sales worldwide.  His first stand-up movie, Chris Tucker Live, is available exclusively on Netflix, and marks the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his own company, Chris Tucker Entertainment.

Tucker is also a humanitarian and spends much of his spare time traveling and working with his foundation.

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.

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.

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.