Kevin James rocketed into the public consciousness with a headlining role on CBS sitcom The King of Queens, before branching out to become one of the most beloved movie comedians to have emerged out of the USA in the new millennium. His signature sitcom ran for an impressive nine years before coming to an end, freeing this award-winning talent up to pursue a diverse career online, on stage as stand-up and i.n movies. See him yourself live in concert when you buy Kevin James tickets online at StubHub.
Kevin James - comedy breakthrough and TV success
Kevin James began his comedy career while in college, earning his first role in a community theatre production. His experience on the stage ignited a passion for acting and he soon dropped out of his studies to concentrate on becoming a comedian. He then joined an improvisational comedy group, performing at comedy clubs across Long Island and beyond. It wasn’t until 1989 that he began to move into solo performances, unveiling his first stand-up act to an impressed audience. Balancing his passion for comedy with a full-time day job, Kevin James finally progressed to television actor in the early 90s.
After landing a presenting job on the MTV show SandBlast, James later bagged a recurring role on the hit CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. After notching up a series of guest roles in the show, he impressed producers enough for them to offer him the lead in his own show, the sitcom that would go on to become The King of Queens. The show would prove to be a smash hit, running for almost a decade before capping off with a final ninth season. After this, movie stardom beckoned.
Kevin James - finding success on the silver screen
After an impressive run on his top-rated sitcom, Kevin James became a regular fixture in comedy movies. Roles in Hitch, The Zookeeper and Mall Cop made him a household name beyond his native America, as well as inching James up the comedy legend ladder to become one of the most bankable US comedians of the decade. Cut from his ties on network television, James was also free to revive his stand-up career, performing at packed-out venues across the US.
Many actors might have opted for the easy life and retired, but not Kevin James. The comedian has spent several years perfecting his act, honing his signature brand of comedy and establishing himself as an enviable talent on the stand-up circuit. See his latest material for yourself life in person when you buy Kevin James tickets online at StubHub.