Kevin James show at Staller Center quickly sells out; second show added for venue


That was fast.

A second show was quickly set for “King of Queens” actor Kevin James at the Staller Center for the Arts in Stony Brook after his performance quickly sold out, the venue told

The tickets went live last Thursday for his Friday, Jan. 27 show — and minutes later they were sold out.

Alan Inkles, Staller Center’s director, had a feeling people would want to see the Stony Brook native and popular comedian.

“We knew our audience would be excited for Kevin James,” said Inkles, “especially since he grew up in the area, but we had no idea we’d sell out in only minutes.”

The new show will happen the following night, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. Those tickets go live at 10 a.m. Wednesday on

Below is James’ bio, courtesy of the Staller Center.

KEVIN JAMES: Since performing his first stand-up set at Long Island’s East Side Comedy Club in 1989, Kevin James has established himself as a powerhouse actor, writer, and comedian. Discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a deal with Paramount to develop his own sitcom, “The King of Queens.” Earning an Emmy nomination for his role, James starred in all nine seasons of the smash hit show, which continues to air daily in syndication. Moving from television to film, James’ iconic roles in the films “Hitch,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” and “Grown Ups” catapulted him into stardom. He continues to dominate all of these mediums, having starred in the sitcoms “Kevin Can Wait” and “The Crew” and the new films “Hubie Halloween,” “Home Team,” and “Becky,” all while lending his voice to the “Hotel Transylvania” films.

It’s in his stand-up, though, that James shines the brightest. Ranked as one of the 100 greatest stand-ups by Comedy Central, his lauded specials “Sweat The Small Stuff” and “Never Don’t Give Up” have solidified James as one of the top comics of his generation. Now, James brings that incisive, irreverent stand-up to the Main Stage in an all-out hilarious evening. Returning to his Stony Brook roots, James will have audiences doubled over in laughter as he comes home- and brings his biting, uproarious wit with him.

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Top: Kevin James wearing a Local Burger t-shirt on the show “Kevin Can Wait.”