Long Island native performs multiple shows live at Huntington venue in 2018
The Paramount Comedy Series is pleased to announce a residency with comedian Jim Breuer. Born and raised in Long Island, Breuer marks the return to his hometown with The Jim Breuer Residency: Comedy Stories and More, a one-man show featuring stories, comedy, musical improv, special guests and many surprises. Promising no performance will be the same, the first three shows are Feb. 17, March 3 and April 14, with the remaining dates to be announced at a later time.
Breuer has performed 11 sold out shows at The Paramount to date, having even taped his latest one-hour special Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy (EPIX) from the venue. The former Saturday Night Live cast member will be the first comic to ever have a residency at the theatre and Breuer couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this endeavor.
“I can’t thank The Paramount enough for making me feel so at home,” Breuer said. “It is by far one of my favorite venues to play at and I can’t wait to crush it!”
Coming on the heels of 10 sold-out shows by Sebastian Maniscalco and eight sold-out shows with Kevin James just in the past year, The Paramount Comedy Series continues to showcase the best comedians in entertainment for Long Islanders.
“It’s great to have an artist come and play our venue,” said Brain Doyle, codirector of The Paramount, “but it’s even better to have them come back again and again!”
“We are honored that Jim Breuer chose our venue for his residency,” said Stephen Ubertini, codirector of The Paramount. “This announcement highlights our commitment to making comedy shows an integral part of our event calendar. We are looking forward to taking this journey with Jim and laughing our butts off!”
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster, The Paramount Box Office or by phone at 800-745-3000. Presale tickets are available to Paramount fan club members and Citi cardmembers at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 through 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7.
VIP Packages will be available for $200 per ticket, which will include front row seating and an exclusive private pre-show dinner with Breuer in the Founders Room. This VIP Experience will be capped at 10 guests per show.
Known as one of today’s top entertainers, comic storyteller Jim Breuer, came to national attention during his years on Saturday Night Live and the cult classic film Half Baked. Today, Breuer can be seen appearing alongside Kevin James on Kevin Can Wait (CBS) and heard on his popular show The Jim Breuer Podcast.
For the last few years, Breuer has shared his dual passions for comedy and baseball with thousands through his Facebook video recaps of games. Their viral impact has been massive, with clips being featured on MLB Network and ESPN SportsCenter, among others. All Breuer aficionados know that family is everything to him, and his mission is to share the highs and lows, find the humor in the day to day, laughing with the triumphs and tragedies and using comedy as a tool to conquer fear.
Since opening in 2011, The Paramount has become a top live entertainment venue. Located in Huntington, in concert with TD Bank, the theatre hosts a variety of concerts, comedy, boxing and other special events. Booked by Live Nation and utilizing Ticketmaster ticketing, The Paramount hosts an average of 200 events per year. In six years since opening, The Paramount has quickly established itself as the premier live venue on Long Island.