Queens funnyman to entertain Staten Island

November 6, 2013 by  

Comedian Kevin James, who is best known for playing the leading role of Doug Heffernan on King of Queens, will soon be performing at the famous St. George Theatre on Staten Island.

Outside of his long time stint on the TV sitcom, James is also known for his acting roles. His first major film part was in the Will Smith movie ‘Hitch’. He has also starred in several comedy films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Here Comes the Boom, and the recent Grown Ups movies with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. Prior to his TV and film career, James was a known stand-up comedian, and he will be returning to his original craft in this show.

The St. George Theatre was originally opened in 1929 by Solomon Brill and the Isle Theatrical Company. Brill, who owned several theaters at the time, built the site with the intent to rival the great theatrical houses in Manhattan. Following his death, it was passed along through several owners and eventually shut down. However, in 2004, it was purchased by Rosemary Cappozalo and her daughters who wanted to save the historic site. Their restoration project was a success, and in 2008 the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs awarded the site an additional $3m so that it could continue to be protected and refurbished.

Organizers at the St. George Theatre are likely to turn to printing companies for flyers and posters so that they can advertise this show residents in neighborhoods like Todt Hill.

There are two shows this Saturday, November 9, with one at 7:00 pm and the other at 9:30 pm. Tickets range from $50 to $100 in price.