Emmy-nominated actor Kevin James, best known for his role in the hit television series “The King of Queens” brings his stand-up comedy show, Kevin James Live on Tour, to TPAC September 27!
The long-time comedian 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” premiered in 1998 and ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing. It garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 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.
In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with “Sweat the Small Stuff,” a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin 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 in April 2018.
His extensive career as an actor also led him to star and executive produce the sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” for Sony television and CBS, and co-write, produce, and star in the hit comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1 & 2,” “Zookeeper,” and “Here Comes the Boom.” James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ “Hitch” starring opposite Will Smith, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in “Pixels,” “Grown Ups,” “Grown Ups 2,” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.” He starred in the feature “True Memoirs of an International Assassin” for Netflix in 2016. In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films “Barnyard” for Nick Movies, as well as “Monster House” and the “Hotel Transylvania” franchise for Sony Pictures Animation.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St.