Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center announces return of comedian Kevin James
WILKES-BARRE — Comedian Kevin James will perform Friday, June 24 at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center.
James, who began his career as a stand-up comedian in New York, first entered the national spotlight with the 1998 premier of his CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.” The Emmy-nominated series opened doors for James, who starred in his own Comedy Central stand-up special in 2001 and co-produced the HBO Sports documentary “Making The Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach” in 2005. The documentary earned James another Emmy nomination.
2005 also marked James’ feature film debut when he starred opposite Will Smith in the romantic comedy “Hitch.” Recently, James reprised his titular role in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” and voiced Frank in “Hotel Transylvania 2.”
James’ June 24 performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets range from $36 to $76 and can be purchased starting 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at the Kirby Center box office on Wilkes-Barre Public Square, by calling the box office (570) 826-1100 or by visiting Ticketmaster.com or a local Ticketmaster outlet. Kirby Center members have access to a special pre-sale beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.
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