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Adam Sandler takes ‘100% Fresher’ comedy tour to PPL Center in Allentown on March 18

Adam Sandler takes ‘100% Fresher’ comedy tour to PPL Center in Allentown on March 18
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From a press release:

After stopping at the Giant Center in Hershey this year, comedy superstar Adam Sandler will bring his 100% Fresher Tour to the PPL Center in Allentown on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Sandler will be joined by a surprise guest at this show at the PPL Center (701 Hamilton St., Allentown) that combines stand-up with his original comedy songs.

Tickets, which start at $39.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at,, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Adam Sandler needs no introduction. Over the past 30 years, he has enjoyed phenomenal success as a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician. His films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide and include box office hits such as “Grown Ups,” “Big Daddy,” “The Longest Yard,” and “The Waterboy.” His last films for Netflix include “The Ridiculous 6,” “The Do-Over,” “Sandy Wexler,” “The Week Of,” and “The Meyerowitz Stories.” Sandler’s most recent Netflix comedy, “Murder Mystery,” where he starred opposite Jennifer Aniston, was viewed by over 70 million people.

Sandler currently stars in the Safdie brothers film “Uncut Gems,” a role which has garnered multiple award nominations; it will be released on Christmas by A24. He recently wrapped “Hubie Halloween,” another comedy for Netflix.

Sandler has been on the road performing in front of live audiences in a sold-out tour over the last couple of years in the U.S. and Canada. “100% Fresh” was released on Netflix on Oct. 23, 2018 and marked his first comedy special in 20 years. In conjunction with Netflix, Warner Bros. Records released the audio companion to this critically acclaimed Netflix special on all streaming services and CD on March 22. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Comedy Albums following its first full week on the market.

As one of the world’s most iconic comedians, Sandler has accumulated a plethora of accolades, including eight People’s Choice Awards, five MTV Movie Awards, six Kids Choice Awards, two Grammy nominations for Comedy Album of the Year, a Golden Globe nomination for “Punch-Drunk Love,” a 2018 Critics Choice nomination for “The Meyerowitz Stories,” CinemaCon’s 2014 Male Star of the Year, the 2018 Webby Award for Overall Achievement for his Netflix films and, most recently, this year’s Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (“Saturday Night Live”) and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (“100% Fresh”).

Sandler’s prolific film career includes starring roles in the Sony films “Pixels” for director Chris Columbus and the successful “Hotel Transylvania” franchise, where he lent his voice to Dracula. Sandler also reunited for the third time with Drew Barrymore in “Blended” and starred in both “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2.” His other roles include “That’s My Boy,” “Jack and Jill,” “Just Go with It,” director Mike Binder’s “Reign Over Me” opposite Don Cheadle, and in the box office hits “Click,” “The Longest Yard,” James L. Brooks’ “Spanglish,” the romantic comedy “50 First Dates,” “Anger Management,” and Sony’s comedy “Zookeeper.”

His other film credits include the Jason Reitman film “Men, Women and Children,” Tom McCarthy’s “The Cobbler,” Universal’s “Funny People” written and directed by Judd Apatow, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Punch-Drunk Love,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Sandler’s first brush with comedy came at age 17 with a performance at a Boston comedy club. From then on, he was hooked, performing regularly in comedy clubs throughout the state while earning a degree in Fine Arts from New York University. While performing stand-up, he was spotted by Dennis Miller and recruited to join the “Saturday Night Live” team, where he was a regular for five seasons. He also appeared on MTV’s “Remote Control,” “The Cosby Show,” and various other television shows and films, including “Airheads,” “Coneheads,” and “Mixed Nuts.”

Sandler’s production company Happy Madison Productions has gone on to become an almost self-contained mini studio involved in all aspects of film production. Among its many films, Happy Madison has produced “Blended,” “That’s My Boy,” “Jack and Jill,” “Just Go with It,” “Click,” “Grandma’s Boy,” “The Benchwarmers,” “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” “The House Bunny,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2,” “Zookeeper,” “Pixels,” and the recent Sandler films for Netflix, among others. Happy Madison’s latest productions are “Father of the Year” directed by Tyler Spindel and starring David Spade and Nat Faxon, which was released on Netflix last year, and “The Wrong Missy,” also starring David Spade and Lauren Lapkus, which recently finished production in Hawaii.

On television, Happy Madison Productions has produced “Rules of Engagement,” which aired for six years, the hit ABC series “The Goldbergs,” the spin-off show “Schooled,” and “Imaginary Mary.”

Sandler has also collaborated as a writer on the screenplays for “The Ridiculous 6,” “Hotel Transylvania” and “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2,” “Jack and Jill,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “Little Nicky,” “Big Daddy,” “The Waterboy,” “Happy Gilmore,” and “Billy Madison” and executive produced “Hotel Transylvania” and “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “The Longest Yard,” “Grandma’s Boy,” “Anger Management,” “Mr. Deeds,” “Joe Dirt,” “Little Nicky,” “Big Daddy,” and “The Waterboy,” among others.

Sandler’s comedy albums on Warner Bros. Records have gone multi-platinum and have collectively sold more than six million copies to date.