Saturday, April 16, 2016

LOL! ComedyFest Is Coming To The Orleans Arena!

Billy Gardel
A night of laughter is in store as top comedians Billy Gardell, T.J. Miller, Frank Caliendo and more join forces for the 24/7 ComedyFest at the Orleans Arena on April 23.

Billy Gardell is best known for his role as Officer Mike Biggs on the CBS hit sitcom “Mike & Molly,” starring alongside Melissa McCarthy. Prior to “Mike & Molly,” Gardell had a recurring role on “Yes Dear” as Billy Colavita and on “My Name Is Earl” as Officer Hoyne.

T.J. Miller currently stars as Erlich Bachman on the Golden Globe-nominated HBO series “Silicon Valley” for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy. Miller most recently appeared as Weasel in the action-comedy “Deadpool.”

Frank Caliendo is a veteran of televised comedy and has starred in numerous television shows including “MADtv” and his own series “Frank TV.” He is also known for his spot-on impressions, and has been known to imitate famous actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro; former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton; and broadcasters John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden.

Bobby Slayton, often referred to as “The Pitbull of Comedy,” is most recognized in movies such as “Get Shorty,” “Ed Wood,” “Bandits” and “Dreamgirls.” He has also appeared on dozens of television shows including “The Tonight Show” and “Politically Incorrect.”

Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling was a long time cast member and head writer for “The Howard Stern Show” for eighteen years. He can be heard on “The Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show” in the New York tri-state region, and nationally on John Fugelsang’s “Tell Me Everything.”

Actor and comedian Brian Scolaro got his start at The Comedy Cellar in New York City. He is most known for this appearances on “Conan”, his Comedy Central special “Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro,” as Doug on TBS’s “Sullivan & Son” and as Stuart on FOX’s “Stacked.”

Steve “Mudflap” McGrew is known for his high-energy shows and subject material that is drawn from day-to-day life. He is a regular at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory and Sin City Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $40 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.

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