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Comedian Bert Kreischer, a.k.a. ‘The Machine,’ performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 9

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From a press release:

It was announced today that often shirtless comedian Bert Kreischer, known for his viral videos like “The Machine” story, will perform stand-up at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $39.50 and $49.50, go on sale this Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), and 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 Thursday, June 14 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Bert Kreischer is a stand-up comedian who performs to sellout crowds across the country and is
known as one of the best storytellers of his generation. His latest stand-up special, “Bert Kreischer: The Machine,” premiered on Showtime, and clips from the special have been viewed millions of times over by fans around the world. “The Machine” is an hour of unbelievable stories featuring everything from his run-in with a grizzly bear to his legendary experience in Russia where he was dubbed “The Machine.” Always the life of the party, Kreischer’s contradiction as a man-child and a husband/father makes “The Machine” an engaging comedy event that is as hilarious as it is endearing.

TV audiences know him as host of the Travel Channel’s “Trip Flip” and “Bert the Conqueror.” He is a regular guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience” and “The Rachael Ray Show” and has appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” His previous one-hour special, “Comfortably Dumb,” appeared on Comedy Central, and his book, “Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child,” shares the hilarious and outrageous stories that define his comedy and exemplify what has made him one of the most in-demand comedians working today.

In 1997, during Kreischer’s sixth year at Florida State University, the university was ranked No. 1 by The Princeton Review in their annual list of the top “party schools” in the United States. Later that same year, Kreischer became the focus of a six-page article in Rolling Stone that named him “the top partier at the No. 1 party school in the country.” Titled “Bert Kreischer: The Undergraduate,” the article recounted his party hijinx, which included bouts of heavy drinking and public nudity, prompting director Oliver Stone to option the rights to Kreischer’s life. When the development deal with Stone fell through, all the scripts that were submitted went back to their writers. One of these writers changed Kreischer’s name and sold the script to National Lampoon. This became the basis for the 2002 film “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” starring Ryan Reynolds in the titular role.