Comedy Greats to Bring Laughs to Bensalem

Some of televisions funniest comedians are coming to Parx Casino this summer. Get ready to laugh this June with Community star Joel McHale. Then stay topical with Comedy Central superstar Trevor Noah of the Daily Show.

 

Joel McHale
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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
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.

All shows are for audiences 21 years old and older. All shows will take place at the new Xcite Center at Parx Casino.

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