Get ‘Up Close’ with sports journalist Roy Firestone at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 20
From a press release:
Tickets, which are $27.50 and $55, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100.
Critically acclaimed as a performer, monologist, humorist, musician, and impressionist, Roy Firestone is one of the nation’s most sought after live corporate performers, keynote speakers, and lecturers, known as the longtime host of sports interview show “Up Close” on ESPN.
Firestone has performed in more than two thousand venues spanning two decades. He recently shared the stage with performers Josh Groban, Reba McEntire, David Foster, Forrest Whitaker, and Jon Bon Jovi.
As an actor, Firestone was featured in the Academy Award-winning film “Jerry Maguire,” where he played himself in an unforgettable (and often repeated) scene with Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr.
His numerous television credits include “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Married with Children.” Fans of “The Simpsons” remember him from the Season 9 episode “Bart Star.” No stranger to talk shows, Firestone’s appearances include “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Later with Bob Costas,” “Larry King Live,” and “The Tonight Show.”
Firestone is also an accomplished musical vocalist. He recently released his first CD, “Another Voice,” produced and backed by Grammy Award-winning fusion band Hiroshima.