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Kevin James returns to Buffalo with night of all-new comedy at Shea's Performing Arts Center


Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:30 pm

Press Release

Comedian Kevin James will visit the historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Tickets are on sale at sheas.org and the Shea’s PAC box office at 716-847-0850.

James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

“The King of Queens,” which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing. It garnered him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007, but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. James also starred in, and executive produced “The Crew,” a sitcom set in the world of NASCAR. He is currently developing a single-camera comedy for Netflix.

James brought his stand-up act to TV with “Sweat the Small Stuff,” a one hour special for Comedy Central. James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports special “Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach,” a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. His second comedy special, “Never Don’t Give Up,” premiered on Netflix to critical acclaim.

James was the producer, co-writer and star of the hit comedies “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Zookeeper” and “Here Comes The Boom.” James made his feature film debut in Columbia Pictures’ “Hitch,” starring opposite Will Smith. He starred alongside Adam Sandler in “Pixels,” “Grown Ups,” “Grown Ups 2,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” and “Hubie Halloween.” He starred in the feature “True Memoirs of an International Assassin” for Netflix, the independent action thriller “Becky,” and starred in and produced “Home Team” for Netflix.

No cell phones, cameras, or recording devices will be permitted at the show.

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