‘SNL’ alumni Norm Macdonald and Kevin Nealon perform stand-up in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 24
From a press release:
Two comedians walk into the F.M. Kirby Center and present one hilarious evening. Don’t miss “Saturday Night Live” alumni Norm Macdonald and Kevin Nealon when they visit Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.
Tickets, which are $40.50, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at 570-826-1100, and online at kirbycenter.org.
Just added as a judge on the 2015 season of “Last Comic Standing” on NBC, Norm Macdonald is perhaps best known for his five seasons as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” For three years, Macdonald anchored “Weekend Update,” SNL’s longest running recurring sketch. He also wrote for the popular ABC sitcom “Roseanne” and starred in “The Norm Show” from 1999-2001. Comedy Central named Macdonald one of the top “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.” He is also noted as one of Conan O’Brien’s favorite and most frequent guests on his various talk shows.
Aside from his notable characterizations of Bob Dole and Burt Reynolds, Macdonald proved that his acerbic wit and writing were not contained to the small screen. In 1998, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the comedic film “Dirty Work.” Directed by Bob Saget and released by MGM, this film became an instant comedy cult classic. Macdonald also played the voice of Lucky, the dog in all three of the Eddie Murphy remakes of “Dr. Doolittle,” and was also seen in the hit comedy “Billy Madison” with Adam Sandler in 1995. In 1996, Macdonald played a network reporter in Milos Foreman’s Academy Award-nominated film “The People Vs. Larry Flynt,” and he also appeared in Foreman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic “Man on the Moon,” which grossed $45.6 million worldwide.
Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit, and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of “SNL” and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series “Weeds.”
Nealon has found great comedic success in his extensive film career. In “Anger Management,” he played opposite Jack Nicholson and fellow “SNL” comedian Adam Sandler. He and Sandler also teamed up in “Eight Crazy Nights,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Happy Gilmore,” and “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” the latter of which grossed over $200 million worldwide. In “Joe Dirt,” Nealon joined another “SNL” alumnus, David Spade. His other film credits include “Daddy Day Care” with Eddie Murphy, “Good Boy!” with Molly Shannon, “Roxanne” with Steve Martin, and the cult hit “Grandma’s Boy” with Jonah Hill and Nick Swardson.
As one of the longest running cast members on “SNL” (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including “The Subliminal Man” and “Hans and Franz.” Nealon’s reoccurring role as an anchor on “Weekend Update” made the sketch a show staple. In 1988, he earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the “SNL” writing team.
Lean more about upcoming shows at the Kirby Center in Episode 31 of the NEPA Scene Podcast.