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Comedian Kevin James is back at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 27

Comedian Kevin James is back at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 27
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From a press release:

Comedian and actor Kevin James, best known for starring in television sitcoms “The King of Queens” and “Kevin Can Wait,” will return to the F.M. Kirby Center on Thursday, Oct. 27.

He previously performed at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater in 2016.

Doors at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $46, $56, and $86, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Thursday, June 30 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the F.M. Kirby Center box office, online at and, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Tuesday, June 28 at 10 a.m.

Kevin James began his career as a stand-up comic in the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

“The King of Queens,” which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, garnering him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. He also starred in and executive produced the sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” for Sony Television and CBS, which ran from 2016-2018.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with “Sweat the Small Stuff,” a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, he and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special “Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach,” a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

James was the producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and its sequel, “Zookeeper,” and “Here Comes the Boom.” He made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ “Hitch” starring opposite Will Smith, and he starred alongside Adam Sandler in “Pixels,” “Grown Ups,”, “Grown Ups 2,” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.” He also starred in the action comedy “True Memoirs of an International Assassin” for Netflix in 2016.

In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films “Barnyard” for Nick Movies, as well as “Monster House,” and the “Hotel Transylvania” franchise for Sony Pictures Animation.

In 2018, he released his latest stand-up comedy special, “Never Don’t Give Up,” on Netflix.