PARX CASINO® WELCOMES COMEDY GIANTS DENNIS MILLER, JOEL MCHALE, TREVOR NOAH AND MORE TO NEW XCITE CENTER

America’s comedy giants continue to bring the laughs to Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, this spring and summer. The casino’s brand-new Xcite Center is set to welcome five wildly popular comedians from television and film. The casino welcomes Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood from Whose Line Is it Anyway on Friday, May 4, 2018. Next up, SNL alum, FOX News contributor, and noted comedian Dennis Miller will perform on Thursday, May 17th and NBC’s Community star Joel McHale takes the mic on Friday, June 1th. In the heat of the summer, Comedy Central superstar Trevor Noah of the Daily Show comes to the Xcite Center for two shows on Saturday, August 4th. All concerts will be performed at the Xcite Center at Parx located at 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020. Tickets for these and future shows are available now at the box office or by visiting www.Parxcasino.com.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
Scared Scriptless Tour
Friday, May 4, 2018,
Doors 7:00pm, Showtime 8:00pm
Cost $35.00 to $55.00

Two of the funniest performers from Whose Line Is It Anyway?, take the stage at the Xcite Center to play off of each other with their hilarious hijinks. Though both have worked in scripted film and television works like She’s The Mayor and The Big Moment, they are  best known for their work in the improvisational world, using their quick-thinking abilities to create hilarious scenarios that are sure to make even the sternest of people laugh.

Colin Mochrie is an alum of Toronto’s famous Second City comedy troupe and is widely considered to be one of the leading improvisers in the world. After nine years as a regular on the British improvisation series Whose Line Is It Anyway? he became a regular on the American version hosted by Drew Carey, which ran for six years on ABC and three years on ABC Family. Mochrie appears regularly in film and television and was notably a cast member of CBC’s classic news spoof This Hour Has 22 Minutes for two seasons.  Mochrie has remarkably toured worldwide for over a decade, with Whose Line castmate Brad Sherwood, performing a live improv show. An Evening with Colin and Brad, has the distinction of being one of the longest running comedy tours in history. Their current two-man improv show is Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Scared Scriptless Tour/. Brad Sherwood is one of the greatest living American improvisers. He is best known for his thirteen seasons, as a series regular on the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway?  He is in Whose Line Is It Anyway? airing on the CW Network. . His other credits include The Drew Carey Show, Talk Soup, The News, Improv-a-ganja, The Green Screen Show, This Vs. That, The Dating Game, LA Law, and The TonightShow.

Dennis Miller
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Doors 7:00pm, Showtime 8:00pm
Tickets $40.00 to $85.00

He’s was a regular contributor to to FOX News’ The O’Reilly Factor and spent time on the anchor desk of “Weekend Update” segment on Saturday Night Live. Dennis Miller is an award-winning comedian, talk-show host, sports commentator, actor, author, and television personality. After captivating audiences on Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1991, he went on to earn five Emmy and three Writers Guild of America awards for his critically acclaimed talk show, Dennis Miller Live. Miller is also the author of the New York Times best sellers The Rants; Ranting Again; I Rant, Therefore I Am; and The Rant Zone.

 

 

Joel McHale
Gallery coverage for the CBS series THE GREAT INDOORS
Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS
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Joel McHale
Friday, June 1, 2018,
Doors 7:00pm, Showtime 8:00pm
Tickets $35.00 to $55.00

Joel McHale recently wrapped The Happytime Murders  for STX opposite Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Elizabeth Banks. Joel got his start as the host on E!’s The Soup. His quick wit and sharp comedic timing made The Soup a pop culture phenomenon. He starred in the NBC comedy series,Community, playing a lawyer forced to go back to community college after his undergraduate degree is declared invalid. He was last seen in the CBS Show The Great Indoors and the Netflix feature A Stupid & Futile Gesture, directed by David Wain. He has appeared on the big screen in What’s Your Number directed by Mark Mylod, Big Year opposite Steve Martin and Jack Black and directed by David Frankel,Spy Kids 4 directed by Robert Rodriguez, and Blended directed by Frank Coraci. He also appeared in Ted for Universal and director Seth MacFarlane opposite Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. He co-starred in Ross Katz’s Adult Beginners alongside Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, and Bobby Cannavale.

 

 

Trevor Noah Photo Credit: Paul Mobley

Trevor Noah
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Two Shows: Doors 6:00pm and Showtime 7:00pm, and Doors 9:00pm and Showtime 10:00pm
Tickets $50.00 to $95.00

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This year The Daily Show was nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series). Noah also recently won Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for his hosting role on The Daily Show–Between The Scenes. He joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor. In February 2017, Noah debuted his ninth comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre. In 2016, he debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. He was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Noah’s  success has also spanned to sold out shows over five continents. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. In November 2016, Trevor released his first book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. Additionally, his performance on the Born a Crime audiobook was Audible’s highest rated audiobook of 2016, and has remained one of the top selling titles on Audible since its release. The book also received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Autobiography category. The book is collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him. These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious. Whether subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically hapless attempts at teenage romance, from the time he was thrown in jail to the time he was thrown from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters, the experiences covered in this book will shock and amaze, even as they leave you rolling on the floor with laughter. The audiobook version performed by Trevor Noah is currently available from Audible Studios.

Tickets for all shows are available now through www.parxcasino.com. All shows are for audiences 21 years old and older. All shows will take place at the new Xcite Center at Parx Casino.

ABOUT THE XCITE CENTER
The Xcite Center is part of the $50M expansion at Parx that includes the opening of the new poker room, and two new restaurants (Oliveto and Liberty Bell Gastropub). The showroom was designed to attract top caliber entertainers like Chicago, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook, Third Eye Blind and many others. The space is 30,000 square feet large and features over 1,500 seats, state-of-the-art sound and technology, 26 automated crystal chandeliers, gold fabric on the walls, three 16 ft x 9 ft IMAG giant video screens, and a 65-foot-wide and 30-foot-deep stage. Every seat in the house is designed to provide an excellent view – even the last row of seats provides a perfect view of the stage.

ABOUT PARX CASINO®

Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) onto Street Road in Bensalem. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; over 3,300 slot machines and 133 live table games; over 80 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parx Grill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies quick service dining; Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar; 360 bar and live music venue; Jacks sports bar; Circle Bar; Bamboo Noodle House; Earl of Sandwich®; Lounge, ultra modern luxury lounge and complimentary Parking for over 5,000 cars. In January 2018, Parx debuted a $50M expansion that included the opening of the 1,500 seat live entertainment venue the Xcite Center; The Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Parx Poker, the brand new poker room moving inside the main casino. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.Parxcasino.com.

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