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Comedian and ‘Mike & Molly’ star Billy Gardell performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Feb. 27

Comedian and ‘Mike & Molly’ star Billy Gardell performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Feb. 27
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From a press release:

Comedian Billy Gardell, best known for his role as Officer Mike Biggs on the hit CBS television series “Mike & Molly,” will perform stand-up at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $35, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

“Mike & Molly,” which is set to launch its sixth season in early 2016, garners approximately 13 million viewers every week. Gardell can also be seen hosting “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club,” a game show based on the board game that premiered in 2015.

Before “Mike & Molly,” Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series “Lucky.” His other television credits include “Yes, Dear,” “Judging Amy,” “My Name is Earl,” “The Practice,” “Monk,” and “Gary the Rat.”

He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in “Avenging Angelo” and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in “Bad Santa.” He also appeared in “You, Me and Dupree,” played Umpire Haze in the baseball feature “Undrafted,” and was in the Clint Eastwood film “Jersey Boys.”

Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base, and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles, where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas.

As a stand-up comic, his comedy special “Billy Gardell: Halftime” premiered on Comedy Central, and “Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs” premiered on Showtime.

In addition, the Pittsburgh native makes regular appearances on “NFL Today” on CBS Sports showing his devotion the Steelers, even though he currently resides in Los Angeles.

When not working on his TV shows or films, Gardell can be found entertaining sold-out audiences with his powerhouse stand-up show. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence, and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman, making his show relatable to nearly everyone.