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TEMECULA, Calif. - (March 31, 2015) - Those looking for big laughs at the Pechanga Comedy Club can find them with two valuable perks offered by Pechanga Resort & Casino starting in mid-April. Anyone who signs up for a new Pechanga Club Card on or after April 13 will automatically be awarded a complimentary comedy club ticket. These tickets are valid for any Friday or Saturday performance unless otherwise noted. The other new perk to come online for the comedy club goes to Pechanga hotel guests who will receive two-for-one tickets. To receive the discount, hotel guests must purchase comedy club tickets in person at the Pechanga Box Office or at the door the night of the show and present a room key. Promotions and discounts are subject to change.
Beginning Friday, April 17, audiences coming to the 300-seat comedy club at the resort/casino will be able to see comedians including "Sullivan & Sons" and "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" star Owen Benjamin, actor and comic in movies "Semi-Pro," "Baby Mama" and "Prom Night" Jay Phillips and many others. Show times are Fridays at 8:30p.m. and on Saturdays at 7:30p.m. and 9:30p.m. Check www.Pechanga.com/Entertainment and click on the Comedy Club tab to see the schedule of hilarious stand-up comics coming to the Pechanga Comedy Club.
Pechanga Comedy Club tickets are $18 per person on regular weekends. Each show includes a headliner and opening comic. The Pechanga Comedy Club features an intimate, 300-seat venue with a stage and tableside beverage service. The club has a two-drink minimum and is located on the lower casino level. Guests must be 21 or older.
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Upcoming comics include:
Karen Rontowski - April 17-18
Seen On: "Late Show with David Letterman," Comedy Central, "Comics Unleashed"
Bio: Comedian Karen Rontowski's upbeat, optimistic and clean sense of humor has earned her headlining spots all over the world. She has opened for such show biz legends as Bob Hope, Ray Charles and the Monkees. Often described as a "New Age Hippie," Rontowski says "there is no time like the present to be living in the past." Karen's real touring trips (not the ones in her head) include 45 of the 50 states, Canada, Japan, Greenland and all over Europe. She has also entertained the troops with tales of her Polish father who once put a drawbridge on their house... actually he just mistakenly installed the garage door upside down. She's been seen on "The Late Show with David Letterman," Comedy Central, "Live at Gotham," "Comics Unleashed" and many more
Owen Benjamin - April 24-25
Seen On: TBS, "Sullivan & Sons," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Comedy Central
Bio: Owen Benjamin was a series regular on the TBS series "Sullivan and Sons," recurred on "NICK SWARDSON'S PRETEND TIME," and has appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer," "The Tonight Show," "Comedy Central Presents," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," and "Live At Gotham". His movie credits include "The House Bunny," "Jack And Jill," "Bucky Larson" and "All's Faire in Love." Owen was featured as a breakout comedian on Comedy Central's 2010 Hot List.
Paula Bel May - 1-2
Seen On: Showtime, "The View," "The Tonight Show," "Last Comic Standing"
Bio: Paula's performances are hysterically dark. Her voice and delivery are undeniably strong and crass, not your average female or comic. It's the unexpected truths along with her delivery that are hilarious. You can catch her on Jenny McCarthy's "Dirty Sexy Funny Comedy Show" on Epix, The Starz Network and BET's Comic View. You also might've seen her on "Last Comic Standing" or her past comedic appearances on Nick@Nite and TV Guide network bashing pregnant teens and reality shows. Paula's talented stand-up delivery had her headlining on the 2012 "Just for Laughs" Montreal Festival Nasty Show as well as the off-season "clean" tours throughout Canada. Her numerous credits also include 'The View," "Comics Unleashed" and "The Tonight Show."
Steve Treviño - May 8-9
Seen On: Comedy Central, "The Late Late Show," "Comics Unleashed," BET, Nuvo TV, Showtime
Bio: Steve Treviño is fast becoming one of the country's hottest comics and the new voice for the 20th century Mexican American comedian. Finding his way from a Hispanic upbringing in a small South Texas town to living his dream in Hollywood, has infused Treviño's comedy with a "Tex-Mex" sensibility, yet as a performer he has a uniquely American voice that transcends anything about ethnicity, making him universally relatable. Outside headlining nationally, Treviño has made memorable appearances on "The Late Late Show," "Comics Unleashed" and BET "Comic View." Most recently, Treviño landed in the Nielsen Top 20, with his first Showtime comedy special, "Grandpa Joe's Son." His second special, "Relatable" is currently available on Netflix.
Adam Hunter - May 15-16
Seen On: "The Tonight Show," "The Late Late Show," Comedy Central, "Conan"
Bio: A New York City native, Adam Hunter is one of the hottest young comedians around today. He headlines across the country, putting his heart and soul into every performance with an act that is brash, deep and hilarious. Adam was a finalist on season six of "Last Comic Standing," has appeared on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show," "Chelsea Lately," "The Late Late Show", MTV, VH1, TruTV CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon's "See Dad Run" and performed at arenas, colleges and clubs all over the world. He's also done numerous military tours for the United States Armed Services. He also currently hosts two podcasts, "MMARoasted" and "Hunter's World". His "Texts from Last Fight" is also featured on Foxsports.com in conjunction with the UFC. He was the host of the TV show "Man Up Stand Up" on MavTV" and has appeared on Showtime's "Whiteboyz in Da Hood," "Comics Unleashed," "Entertainers," "Latino Laugh Festival," and "Loco Comedy Jam." and appeared in sketches on "Conan" and "Jimmy Kimmel".
Andew Norelli - May 22-23
Seen On: "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show," Comedy Central, "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
Bio: Numerous late night appearances including twice on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where he was booked by Jimmy himself who said "because of how few slots we have available you have to be an A++ comedian to get booked on my show, and Andrew is." Other TV appearances include Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," and the nationally syndicated comedy round-table "Comics Unleashed," where he also worked as a monologue joke writer. He won the first Las Vegas World Series of Comedy. He also took second place at the Boston Comedy Festival, and his performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal was praised in Time Out New York. He's delighted audiences at Sydney's Comedy Store and Laugh Garage where The (Australia) Daily Telegraph remarked "his show features hair trigger laughs with a deadly aim, all the more so because while some comedians overestimate their own intelligence, Norelli never underestimates ours."
Jay Phillips - May 29-30
Seen On: Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Def Comedy Jam, Semi-Pro
Bio: Straight out of our nation's capitol, Jay got his first big break on radio as the co-host of Baltimore's successful WXYZ morning show and was soon voted Baltimore Magazine's Comedian of the Year. He was a breakout success at the HBO Comedy Festival after becoming one of the top draws in the college market. He then caught the industry's attention in his recurring role on the Fox series "The Daily Habit" through his hysterical sketch work and later in a dramatic role as "Jamani Phipps" on the FX drama "The Shield." Well known from his explosive performance on HBO's "Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam," Phillips followed up his stand up success with performances on "The Late Late Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Liv"' and Showtime's "Big Black Comedy Show." His movie credits include "Semi-Pro," Baby Mama" and "Prom Night."
About Pechanga Resort & Casino
Pechanga Resort & Casino offers the one of the most expansive resort/casino experiences anywhere in the United States. Rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering more than 3,000 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 517 hotel rooms, dining, spa and championship golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort & Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free 1-888-PECHANGA or visit www.Pechanga.com. Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino. Pechanga Resort & Casino is open 24-hours. Guests must be 21 and older to enter the casino.
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