"King of Queens" Star Kevin James to Perform at UB

Release Date: October 9, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Comic Kevin James, star of the hit television sitcom "The King of Queens," will perform Oct. 13 at the University at Buffalo as part of UB's Homecoming and Family Weekend 2001.

James will perform at 8 p.m. in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The show will be sponsored by UB's Office of Student Unions and Activities, the undergraduate Student Association and Kiss 98.5.

After attending Cortland State College, James got his start in stand-up comedy the old-fashioned way -- at an "open mic" night. His big break came at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, followed by a development deal with NBC to create his own show. He also was cast in a recurring role on the CBS comedy series "Everybody Loves Raymond," with his friend and fellow comic Ray Romano.

When NBC didn't order his pilot, CBS, knowing James from his work on "Raymond," snapped it up. "The King of Queens" now is in its third season.

James has starred in a one-hour comedy special, "Sweat the Small Stuff," for Comedy Central and has hosted the "Peoples Choice Awards" and the pre-game show at the 2001 Super Bowl for the NFL. He also was a presenter at the American Comedy Awards and the 2000 Grammy Awards, and appears regularly on the "Late Show with David Letterman."

Tickets for James' UB performance are $15 for UB students and $17 for the general public. There will be general seating.

Ticket prices are $15 for UB students and $17 for the general public. Tickets are available through Tickets.Com outlets in Tops or at http://www.tickets.com, or by calling 888-4000. Tickets may also be purchased on the at the Alumni Arena Box Office or the Sub Board I Ticket Office located in room 221 of the Student Union, both on the UB North Campus. Tickets also will be sold at the door while seats remain available.

Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal
Director of News Content
Community Engagement, International Education
Tel: 716-645-4607
vidal@buffalo.edu