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‘Offensive’ comedian Anthony Jeselnik performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 17

‘Offensive’ comedian Anthony Jeselnik performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 17
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From a press release:

It was announced today that comedian Anthony Jeselnik, known for his boundary-pushing dark comedy, will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $25 and $35, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A pre-sale for members of the venue’s Music Insiders Club will take place on Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, May 10 at 10 p.m.

Born in Pittsburgh, Anthony Jeselnik is a stand-up comedian and graduate of Tulane University. He starred in and created “The Jeselnik Offensive,” which ran for two seasons on Comedy Central. He has written for and appeared on several roasts for Comedy Central, most notably “The Roast of Donald Trump” and “The Roast of Charlie Sheen.”

Jeselnik has performed on “Conan,” “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and was the first-ever stand-up comic to appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He has also written for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and received an Emmy nomination for his work on “A Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education.” He was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008 and one of Comedy Central’s “Hot Comics” in 2009.

In 2010, Jeselnik released his debut comedy album, “Shakespeare,” through Comedy Central Records. In 2013, he released “Caligula,” his first hour-long special, to critical acclaim. He hosted Season 9 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” alongside judges Norm Macdonald, Roseanne Barr, and Keenen Ivory Wayans, and he received praise for his hour-long special “Thoughts and Prayers,” which was released by Netflix in 2015.