Stand-up comedian, television personality and sketch comedy virtuoso Kevin Nealon will perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series “Weeds.” Single tickets for the show are $58 and are available now at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org. The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).
As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including The Subliminal Man and Hans and Franz
With his unique sense of humor, profound dry wit and likeable demeanor, Kevin Nealon has established himself as one of the premiere television, theatrical and stand-up comedians of his generation.
As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including The Subliminal Man and Hans and Franz. Nealon’s reoccurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ made the sketch a show staple. In 1988 Kevin earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the “SNL” writing team.
In late 2009, Nealon’s first one hour stand up special, “Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out!” aired on Showtime to rave reviews. A sought-after guest star on television, Kevin has made a number of appearances on “Hot In Cleveland,” “Franklin & Bash,” “Monk,” “Fat Actress,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Still Standing.” He currently hosts a web series on AOL that he co-produces with his wife Ellen called “Laugh Lessons with Kevin Nealon.”
Nealon starred in the hit Showtime comedy “Weeds,” which completed its eighth and final season in 2012 and was honored at the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Golden Globes with nominations for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical. In 2007 and 2009, “Weeds” was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
On the big screen, Kevin recently acted alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in “Just Go with It.” He also joined Nick Swardson in the comedy “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star.” Nealon has found great comedic success in his extensive film career. In “Anger Management,” he played opposite Jack Nicholson and fellow “Saturday Night Live” comedian Adam Sandler. He and Sandler also teamed up in “Eight Crazy Nights,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Happy Gilmore” and “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” the latter of which grossed over $200 million worldwide. In “Joe Dirt” Nealon joined another Saturday Night Live alumnus David Spade. Kevin’s other film credits include “Daddy Day Care” with Eddie Murphy, “Good Boy” with Molly Shannon “Roxanne” with Steve Martin and the cult hit “Grandma’s Boy” with Jonah Hill.