PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jokes, punch lines, and standup comedy will have you rolling in the aisles when funnymen Kevin Nealon and Jamie Kennedy perform at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Thursday, Aug. 5, and Friday, Aug. 27, respectively. Tickets are on sale now, range from $20 to $25, and can be purchased at RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.
Nealon’s memorable roles on "Saturday Night Live" and Kennedy's hilarious character sketches kickoff the casino's comedy lineup. Rivers has teamed up with SoulJoel Productions, the largest independent comedy production company on the East Coast, to bring top-notch comedic talent to The Event Center on a monthly basis.
“We’re excited about the return of regular live performances to Rivers,” said Justin Moore, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. "Kevin Nealon and Jamie Kennedy are just the start of the exciting entertainment we'll be bringing to The Event Center the rest of the year."
Kevin Nealon — Thursday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m.
Comedic veteran Kevin Nealon, best known as a former cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” will bring his standup performance to The Event Center on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. Not only is Nealon an acclaimed comedian, but he also has an impressive acting resume and was featured in notable movies and television shows including “Happy Gilmore,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Daddy Day Care,” “Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “Weeds,” and more.
Jamie Kennedy — Friday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m.
The multitalented comedian, actor, writer and producer Jamie Kennedy has been featured in the “Scream” franchise, “Romeo + Juliet,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “The Cleveland Show,” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted,” and even has starred in his own hidden-camera reality show, “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” Kennedy is not only a prominent standup comedian, but he is also an award-nominated actor, best known for his role in the “Scream” series.
In addition to live performances and concerts, The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia can be reserved for a variety of occasions, including weddings, corporate receptions, seminars, trade shows and more. The space features floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the Delaware River waterfront and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Parking is always free.
For more information, please visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO PHILADELPHIA
Located along the Delaware Riverfront in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Philadelphia features 1,600 slots, 105 table games, 65 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers an array of distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House, Mian and Jack's Bar + Grill — riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and daily promotions and giveaways. For additional information and current offerings, please visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.
ABOUT SOULJOEL PRODUCTIONS
SoulJoel Productions, the largest independent comedy production company on the East Coast, has been making people laugh for over 13 years. Founder and Owner Joel Richardson has been producing over 200 shows every year and has put them on in 21 different states. Half of the shows are fundraising events that benefit schools, non-profit, and charitable organizations. Over the years, SoulJoel Productions has hired over 500 unique comedians who have appeared on The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, MTV, SiriusXM and much more. Not only does SoulJoel Productions continue to produce comedy throughout the country, but the company has also opened their very own comedy club. SoulJoel’s Comedy Club & Lounge opened their doors in November 2019 as a completely BYO venue and is located in Royersford, Pennsylvania in Montgomery County. The COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into the club’s indoor plans just five months into business, but since then, the venue kept comedy alive with outdoor comedy shows on an artificial beach and under a dome. Since then, the club has attracted over 40,000 guests and was the only comedy club in the country to hire over 200 different acts for safe performances during the pandemic.