You may know him as the host of The Price is Right, the ringleader of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, or as the lead role in a sitcom named after him, but however you know Drew Carey, there is no denying one fact – he makes us laugh. This perennial funnyman is back on the stand-up stage after all these years, and is bringing his jokes and career’s worth of stories to the Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City on October 11th!
The Many Faces of Comedy
It’s hard to be a comedian, there’s no denying that. It’s also hard to be a game show host, an improv master, and a television actor, all at the same time! Drew Carey is one of the most unique comedic talents to grace the screen or stage, particularly because whatever form his performances take, he always seems born for that role. His early stand-up years were successful enough for him to land a television show, The Drew Carey Show, which he quickly followed with the advent of the American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? At that point, many people forgot that he had ever been a stand-up comedian, as he had the rare opportunity of having two hit television shows on the same network at the same time, an extremely rare, nearly impossible feat.
When those shows caromed him into stardom, he was welcomed as a voice-over actor and cameo star in dozens of television shows and movies, and was then given the massive shoes of Bob Barker to fill as the host of the legendary game show, The Price is Right. He has added an updated, modern feel, boosted the joke tally, and regained a large percentage of new audiences, perhaps Carey’s fans from any of his earlier popular projects. Along with all of that, he also manages to own a minority share of an MLS soccer team, the Seattle Sounders FC, and even does some photography for FIFA when the mood strikes him around World Cup time. He is bustling and busy and always leaves a trail of laughter in his wake, but now he’s coming back to his stand-up roots. Here is Carey doing some stand-up comedy earlier this year, something that most people have never seen him do.
Back Where He Belongs
Although we’re used to seeing him on the small screen, Drew Carey decided to take some time off from his regular duties as the host of The Price is Right to make sure he can still hold his own on the live stage. After losing 80 pounds and reinventing his recent image, Carey is potentially looking for a kick start to a new chapter of his career. He is mainly staying on the East Coast, but his conversational, observational style of humor is accessible and hilarious to any audience members. He is a normal guy at heart, and most of his joke appeal to the lowest common denominator, while still being insightful, perfectly timed, and cleverly delivered.
On October 11th, Drew Carey will stroll into the Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City for a 9pm show! For comedy fans of any age, Drew Carey is sure to deliver a laugh-a-minute show that you’ll remember for a long time. Tickets are on sale now, and while you are planning out your weekend, choose one of the premiere Atlantic City Hotels for your luxurious stay. Booking a room at the Borgata would obviously be the most convenient after the show, but there are dozens of world-class Atlantic City Hotels to choose from.
If Drew Carey’s comedic style doesn’t get you giggling, then try one of the other talented performers in Atlantic City that weekend, like The Temptations, who are playing the Borgata Music Box the very next day!