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‘The Office’ star Craig Robinson performs stand-up at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on June 3

‘The Office’ star Craig Robinson performs stand-up at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on June 3
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From a press release:

Actor, comedian, and singer Craig Robinson, best known for playing Darryl Philbin in NBC sitcom “The Office” and his roles in movies like “Pineapple Express” and “Hot Tub Time Machine,” will perform stand-up comedy in Gypsies Lounge at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $55 and $65, plus fees, are on sale now and can be purchased via and all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Mount Airy Casino Resort box office (312 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono).

Craig Robinson is arguably best known for his role as acerbic Dunder-Mifflin employee Darryl Philbin on NBC’s Emmy-winning “The Office.” Regardless of what role you know him from, he is definitely a world away from his original career intentions. Before deciding to pursue his comedy career full time, Robinson was a K-8 teacher in the Chicago Public School System. He earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his Masters of Education from St. Xavier University. It was while he was studying education in Chicago that he also discovered his love of acting and comedy when he joined the famed Second City Theatre.

As a stand-up comedian, Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival. That year, he also won the Oakland Comedy Festival Awards and the Miller Genuine Draft 1996 Comedy Search. He soon went on to perform his act on “The Jimmy Kimmel Show” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Now headlining venues and festivals across the country, he does both solo acts as well as full-band sets – “The Nasty Delicious” – tying together his lyrical comedy with his finesse at the piano. Whether Robinson shows up with just his keyboard or with his seven-man band, the clubs are packed to the brims with raucous laughter in response to the musical comedy on display.

His rise to success with “The Office” and his stand-up prowess quickly brought him to the forefront with industry comedy maven Judd Apatow. Robinson made audiences question their notions of vanity playing the sensitive bouncer in “Knocked Up.” He then kept audiences glued to their seats as one of the henchman hunting Seth Rogen and James Franco’s bumbling stoner characters in “Pineapple Express” and made fans squirm when he co-starred with Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks in “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”

Next, Robinson was heard in The Weinstein Company’s first animated feature, “Escape from Planet Earth.” Then he was finally given his due with his first leading man role, starring in the Lionsgate comedy “We the Peeples.” Playing a pushy boyfriend, Robinson surprises his fiancé-to-be (Kerry Washington) who is on a trip home to visit her family and discovers that the family is not only surprised to see him, but has never even heard of him.

He appeared as himself as part of the Hollywood juggernaut that makes up the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg comedy world. With the likes of James Franco, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Seth Rogan, Emma Watson, Danny McBride, and a slew of their other actor-type friends, Sony Pictures’ “This Is the End” told us what would happen to celebrities faced with the apocalypse while attending a party at James Franco’s house.

Robinson also starred in the 2010 ensemble comedy feature “Hot Tub Time Machine” for MGM and its 2015 sequel. The original story follows three grown men (Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and John Cusack) as they visit the hot tub where they once partied, discover it is now a time machine, and travel back to their raunchy heyday in the mid-1980s.

Robinson has made it a point to flesh out every element of his resume, turning in a hilarious cameo in “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” as one of the Tuskegee Airman, lending his comedy genius to fellow Apatow devotee Danny McBride in his HBO television series “Eastbound & Down,” and voicing several characters on “The Cleveland Show.” He was heard in the final chapter of the “Shrek” film series, “Shrek Forever After,” as one of the new characters being introduced to the repertoire, a member of the ogre clan and the camp’s resident chef named “Cookie.” And taking a dramatically different role, he starred in the independent feature “Father of Invention” with Kevin Spacey and Camilla Belle.

His additional credits include the films “The Goods” with Jeremy Piven, “Miss March,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” “Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls,” and television shows, including “Friends,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He also turned up as a preacher in the demonstrative web video celebrity push in support of gay rights, “Prop 8: The Musical,” with Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Robinson currently resides in Los Angeles.