Posts Tagged ‘Stand-up’

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.

Mohegan Sun Arena To Host Amy Schumer On November 5th

Monday, September 28th, 2015

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 28th, 2015) — Presented by COMIX Comedy, Mohegan Sun Arena is excited to announce that one of the top stand-up comedians, Amy Schumer, will be bringing her blend of honesty and unapologetic humor for an 8:30pm performance come Thursday, November 5th.

Tickets are $84.50 and $64.50 and go on sale Friday, October 9th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  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 will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, October 10th, subject to availability.   *This show is for mature audiences only.

Amy Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships and the general clusterf*ck that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy and man-on-the-street interviews. The show, whose fourth season premieres next year, won the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Variety Sketch Show” at this year’s ceremony, and also earned Schumer a nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.” She also won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series.”

Schumer can next be seen in her one-hour HBO comedy special, Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, directed by Chris Rock premiering on October 17th.

Schumer’s first book was recently purchased by the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books and is set to be released in late 2016. It was the highest advance that the publishing house has given to a female author.

Schumer’s hit one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central, Mostly Sex Stuff, stands as the network’s highest rated original stand-up special since 2011.  She was also one of the featured comedians on Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne, which followed her memorable and quotable performance on the 2011 Roast of Charlie Sheen.

She was recently seen in such critically acclaimed series as FX’s Louie and HBO’s Girls. Previously, Schumer had a recurring role on the third season of Adult Swim’s Delocated, and guest starred in the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Additional film credits include Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, as well as Price Check, an independent feature opposite Parker Posey which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Her album Cutting placed in the Top 5 of the Billboard charts and has been included on multiple “Best Comedy Albums of the Year awards” lists.

The comic made her network debut in 2007 when she starred on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and soon after co-starred on 30 Rock and received her own Comedy Central Presents special.

She co-hosted Hoppus on Music with Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 on Fuse and made her fifth appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival this summer.

Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York based Theatre Company, and a graduate of The William Esper studio where she studied for 3 years.

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. 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.