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Comedian and actor Nick Swardson makes ‘Too Many Smells’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 17

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From a press release:

It was announced this week that comedian, actor, writer, and producer Nick Swardson, known for his work on Comedy Central as well as his funny roles in movies like “Grandma’s Boy,” will bring his Too Many Smells stand-up tour to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, May 17 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $25, $35, and $45, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

The road to success has been a steady climb for Nick Swardson, who started his career in St. Paul/Minneapolis, then on to New York and Los Angeles, where he first found success by writing “Malibu’s Most Wanted” for Warner Brothers and by featuring in the hit Comedy Central series “Reno 911.”

After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company, writing or co-writing and producing such projects as “Grandma’s Boy,” “Benchwarmers,” and co-producing “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” with Adam Sandler and Kevin James.

More recently, Swardson has performed in movies such as “That’s My Boy,” “Blades of Glory,” “30 Minutes or Less,” and “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star,” which he wrote, starred in, and produced. His first CD/DVD, “Party,” on Comedy Central Records (produced by Happy Madison) went platinum. He followed that up in 2010 with his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, “Seriously, Who Farted?”

In addition to his career in film and in the world of stand-up comedy, he continues to have a prolific career in television. His Comedy Central sketch show “Pretend Time with Nick Swardson” ran from 2010-2012, and he voiced the role of Troy on FX’s animated show “Chozen.” His Comedy Central special “Taste It!” premiered last April on Comedy Central.

Swardson also recently co-starred in the animated film “Hell and Back” with TJ Miller, Bob Odenkirk, and Mila Kunis and co-starred in the most-watched movie on Netflix to date, “The Ridiculous Six,” starring Adam Sandler and Will Forte. Most recently, he co-starred in Sandler’s second film for Netflix, “The DoOver,” starring Sandler and David Spade.