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Comedian Bert Kreischer, ‘The Machine,’ performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 5

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­From a press release:

It was announced today that comedian, actor, and television host Bert Kreischer, best known for his stories like how he earned the nickname “The Machine” in Russia, will bring his Berty Boy World Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $39.75 and $59.75, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.

Bert Kreischer is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host from Florida who performs to sellout crowds across the country. Often performing shirtless, his stand-up specials “Secret Time” and “The Machine” are currently streaming globally on Netflix.

Described as having a “rare and incredible talent” (Interrobang), Kreischer has evolved from being named “the top partyer at the No. 1 party school in the country” in 1997 by Rolling Stone to one of the top names in comedy. With his two previous stand-up specials, “The Machine” on Showtime (2016) and “Comfortably Dumb” on Comedy Central (2009); his two podcasts, “Bertcast” and “Open Tabs;” his YouTube cooking show “Something’s Burning;” and his 2014 book “Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child,” he has succeeded in finding the elusive blend of “being a cringe comedian with real insight” (Interrobang) while also hosting “Bert the Conqueror” and “Trip Flip” on the Travel Channel as well as “Hurt Bert” on FX.

Lauded as one of the best storytellers of his generation, Kreischer seamlessly and sincerely shares anecdotes about his family and fatherhood while showing his ability to prove “that there’s a way to take his [party boy] antics into middle-age” (Forbes). His infamous story about robbing a train with the Russian mafia was recently optioned by Legendary (the studio behind “The Hangover” series, “Jurassic World,” and “Straight Outta Compton”) to be turned into a movie. His Rolling Stone feature also served as inspiration for the 2002 film “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” starring Ryan Reynolds.

After the successful debut of The Body Shots World Tour in 2019, where he quickly sold out theaters and added shows in almost every market, Kreischer is launching a brand new tour in 2020, The Berty Boy Tour, with shows in even larger venues across the country.