Soap Opera Star & Stand-Up Comedian Sean Kanan to Perform Special Comedy Shows at Empire City Casino This February

from Diego Isio

(Yonkers, NY) – It may be the shortest month of the year, but February isn’t short on laughter at Empire City Casino with two special laugh fests added to the customary pair of monthly Wednesday Comedy Night soirees in the casino’s Good Time Room.

On Monday, February 12th, and Tuesday, February 13th,come see popular actor and star of the daytime television series The Bold and the Beautiful, Sean Kanan, as he brings his stand-up routine to Empire City for an exclusive two-night engagement. Known for his role in the 1989 cult-hit movie, The Karate Kid III, Kanan has held leading roles in several independent and studio films, and has had great success as a producer and writer, having written, executive produced and acted in the Lion’s Gate film Chasing Holden.

In addition to playing Deacon Sharpe on The Bold and the Beautiful, the role he has made famous in over 100 countries, Kanan’s catalog of guest television stints include Desperate Housewives, The Nanny, General Hospital, The Outsiders, and Walker: Texas Ranger among many other series. Kanan has performed stand-up at some of the country’s leading clubs including The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and Dangerfield’s, and authored his first book in 2011 – The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan, a hybrid cookbook and advice book for young men.

Limited tickets are available for each night and cost only $20 per person, which includes beer and wine from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Empire Club membership is required to purchase tickets; non-members can join the free Empire Club at the door while purchasing tickets. Kanan, who recently completed a major supporting role opposite Jason Patric in the feature period film Gangster Land, will meet and greet fans following each show.

Love and laughs will be in the air on Wednesday night, February 14th, when Bonnie McFarlane brings her routine of love and anti-love jokes to tickle the funny bone of lovebirds in attendance. McFarlane appeared on Last Comic Standing and headlined her own HBO comedy special. She also co-hosts the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband, fellow comic Ric Vos. Mikey Garcia is the featured performer with Brooklyn-based stand-up Khalid Rahmaan as host of the night of love.

Popular stand-up Bret Ernst will put a bow on the month as the headliner on Wednesday night, February 28th. Ernst has appeared on Tru TV’s How to Be a Grown Up, Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, ABC’s Comics Unleashed, and E!’s The Top Ten, just to name a few. Washington, DC native Randy Syphax, who was among the top stand-up comedians at the 2014 New York Comedy Festival, will be the featured act, while Philadelphia product and former insurance salesman, Dave Temple, is the MC.

Doors for all comedy shows open at 7:00 p.m., with performances beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door the night of each show. Admission for the specialty shows on February 12th & 13th is $20 per person, with beer and wine included until 8:30 p.m. and available for Empire Club members only. Non-members can sign-up for the free Empire Club when purchasing tickets. Admission for the February 14th & 28th shows is $5 for Empire Club Members and $25 for non-members; non-members can stop by any promotions booth prior to the show and join the Empire Club for free. Elite Club and President’s Club members gain free admission. All attendees receive a complimentary drink ticket.
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